Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Alaska Highway - Whitehorse, Yukon

Here is more on our trip to Alaska this summer.  We finally made it to Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada) on June 14.  This is a beautiful town on the Yukon River.

We stayed at an RV Park just outside of town.  It was pretty filled up with an RV caravan group.

This is the Miles Canyon suspension bridge over the Yukon River in Whitehorse.  Many a gold seeker, making their way north on the Yukon River water route, lost their lives on the rapids that use to be here before the dam was built.

More of the canyon.  The water is a deep, green shade.

There's always a friendly person to take our photo.

Whitehorse is a beautiful city and the capital of the Yukon Territory.  We enjoyed our time there.  After viewing the canyon from above we took a cruise down the river the next day.  

Here's our boat to cruise down the Yukon River.

Another view of the suspension bridge over the Yukon River.  This one from our boat.

Another day we toured the S.S. Klondike dry-docked in Whitehorse next to the river.  This is a stream boat that traveled up and down the Yukon River carrying passengers and cargo.  It has been beautifully restored.

Downtown Whitehorse hubby spotted these cute bike parking garages.  Aren't they a hoot!  This is a very physical city...everyone riding bikes, hiking or walking.   Well, everyone..that is...except us!  

I spotted this HUGE, wooded statue of a Royal Mounted Policeman in front of a downtown hotel.  Isn't it neat!   

I thought I would leave you with a view of the surrounding gorgeous scenery from downtown Whitehorse.   

What a beautiful setting for a town.     

Sandy at Teacup Lane
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  1. Oh this is so gorgeous here I remember really loving the Yukon. Guess what ? We have sunshine in Homer this evening.

  2. Hi Sandy,
    How fun! Love the bicycle lockers, what a great idea! I am glad you find people to take your picture, you will enjoy having them later I am sure. Safe travels to you!

  3. Sandy,
    When we went on our Alaskan cruise we stopped at a town called Skagway and caught an old train to Whitehorse Pass. It was supposed to follow the route that people took to get to the gold fields from the coast. Perhaps that is near where you were ?
    It is beautiful country isn't it? However I'm sure it was very difficult and dangerous in those days so the likelihood of finding gold must have given those goldminers great strength.
    Your trip has been very interesting. You've been away from home a long time but your huge van looks very comfortable.

  4. Oh, it's so lovely! We're driving through there on our way to Fairbanks. I love to see the views!

  5. Sandy its lovely!I love the deep colour of the Yukon River! You and hubby look like you are having so much fun! You will miss it when you get back! The river banks look so steep and at water lovely x

  6. I am now beyond jealous! Absolutely gorgeous. I'll say it again, you two make a cute couple.

  7. Looks like you are having a fabulous trip! I love travelling and seeing new places (and hiking) -- but there's no place like home (even if that means Kuwait for me at the moment :/) Enjoy the rest of your trip! Best wishes, Tammy