Our Travels: Yukon Territory
Duane Harding of Calgary had always wanted to see the subarctic tundra fall colours at their best. In August 2012, he and his wife Wanda left Calgary for the Yukon to explore the beauty the north has to offer. You can read about their trip in the August/September issue of Our Canada.
This is one of Duane’s favourite pictures from their trip to the Yukon. The Taiga Mountains dusted with snow and the fall Arctic colors of the tundra are beautiful.
North Klondike River
Tombstone mountain off in the distance; the North Klondike River flows through the valley and the fall colors Duane and Wanda travelled to see where in their full glory – a pristine wilderness!
Sign Post Forest
The Sign Post Forest is Watson Lake’s most famous attraction. Travellers from around the world have been bringing signposts from their hometowns to the Sign Post Forest since 1942.
Welcome to Dawson City
After five days of driving from Calgary, Dawson City welcomes Duane and Wanda.
The Spell of the Yukon
The first verse of Robert W. Service’s poem “The Spell of the Yukon” written on a building in Dawson City.
Whitehorse SS Klondike
The Sternwheeler SS Klondike is a Parks Canada National Historic site in Whitehorse. The boat provided supplies to Dawson City for more than 28 years from 1921 – 1950.
Some of the basic mining tool used during the Klondike Gold Rush. Even today, the main icon of the Klondike is a gold pan with a crossed pick and shovel.