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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.

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Taiga Mountains

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.

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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!

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Eagle Plains

The view from the Eagle Plains campsite looking NW across the tundra.

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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.

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Welcome to Dawson City

After five days of driving from Calgary, Dawson City welcomes Duane and Wanda.

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Robert Service Cabin

Poet and writer Robert W. Service lived in this typical gold rush cabin from 1909 to 1912.

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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.

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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.

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Jack London’s Cabin

Jack London’s cabin is a short walk from Robert Service’s cabin.

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Yukon Bird House

We saw lots of birdhouses like this one on our Bonanza Creek day trip.

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Eagle Plains Sunset

The view from the Eagle Plains campsite looking NW across the tundra.

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Ogilvie River

Duane and Wanda went fly fishing on the Ogilvie River for Arctic grayling.

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Tombstone Park

Ponds near the beautiful Tombstone campground.

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Miner’s Tools

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.

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Eagle Plains Fall Tundra

Tremendous fall colours of the northern tundra in Eagle Plains.