Kaskawulsh Glacier
Buckling up into a tiny Cessna, I steady myself as the plane swerves over green valleys, with snowy mountains in the distance. I've journeyed to Kluane National Park in the far northern Canadian region of the Yukon to experience the legendary beauty of its sprawling wilderness.When visiting Canada,...
driving to alaska

Driving the Alaska Highway

With swirls of steam rising and the crystal-clear water of Liard Hot Springs embracing me, I know there’s no more soothing antidote to my long day’s drive. What a reward! Soaking up its heat, in this oasis in the forest alongside this historic roadway is a little bit of...
white pass railroad

White Pass Railroad

I’m cheating, more than a little, as I board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway in the tiny community of Carcross, Yukon, a one-hour drive from Whitehorse. Getting to Skagway and then over to Dawson City will be much easier for me than it was for the original...
I’m standing on the runners of the sled as my dog team starts climbing a hill. Then, Ginger, one of the huskies, glances over her shoulder and glares at me when she sees how little I’m contributing to the effort. Her expression is clear: get off the dog sled and...
sourtoe cocktail
The citizens of Canada's Yukon region enjoy a reputation for wild, eccentric behavior as untamed as the surrounding wilderness. No example showcases this tendency better than the Dawson City tradition of the Sourtoe Cocktail. Joining the Sourtoe Cocktail Club is a unique experience you won't find anywhere else in...

Dawson City – 5 Things to do

Arizona Charlie was a charmer but I wasn’t buying any of it. “You’re one of those bad boys that my mother warned me about,” I said. He was one of three contestants in “The Greatest Klondiker Contest” at the Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City. I was one of...