Travel to the Yukon Territory in Canada (and nearby Alaska) – Episode 198

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Sarah from Whitehorse in the Yukon about that corner of Canada with long winters but dramatic scenery. She tells of of Winter festivals like the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as well as Summer festivals like Dawson City Music fest, Atlin Arts and Music Fest and the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival. We talk about sporting events like the 24 Hours of Light and Kluane to Chilkat (Haines to Haines) bike races because Sarah says you have to like the outdoors to come to the Yukon. Sarah also gives us some itineraries for road warriors like the Top of the World Highway to Dawson (and the Dempster Highway for the bold among you) and the Golden Circle route into Alaska. We walk the Chilkoot Trail but without the requirement to bring 1,000 pounds of supplies like in the Yukon gold rush. It is the beauty of Kluane National Park that you will remember but strangely enough it was something else that Sarah was looking at when she decided to move to the Yukon.



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Show Notes

Sarah’s blog – Spinning All Ways
Sarah’s pictures
Yukon Territory
Northwest Territories
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous
Travel Yukon
Dawson City Music fest
Atlin Arts and Music Fest
Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Dehli to Dublin fusion band
24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Race
Kluane to Chilkat (Haines to Haines) bike race
Kluane National Park
Chilkoot Trail Map
Chilkoot Trail Parks Canada
Whitepass and Yukon Route train
Golden Circle route
Little Salmon/Carmack First People
local brew company (Yukon Brewing)
What’s up Yukon

accommodations:
Bombay Peggy’s in Dawson City
The White House in Skagway
The Mile Zero in Skagway

restaurants:
Klondike Rib & Salmon Barbecue in Whitehorse (in summer)
Try the Dungeness Crab in Haines, Alaska (in season)
Starfire (Thai) in Skagway
Ludvig’s Bistro in SItka

Internet Resources

PicWing.com – Upload or email photos to your own @picwing.com address and they’ll automatically print & mail them to your loved ones twice a month

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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