I don’t know whether to be relieved or disappointed, but our trip to the Yukon is drawing to a close and we have not yet seen a grizzly bear. Kluane National Park and Reserve is home to a large percentage of the 6000 to 7000 grizzlies in the Yukon, and I figured that at least … More Kluane National Park: where are the grizzlies?
Dawson City was the epicentre of the Klondike Gold Rush; the stampede for riches that lasted from 1896-1899 and transformed the town forever. During that brief, glorious period, the population rose to over 40,000 and then plummeted once the gold disappeared. Today the population stands at just over 2,000 people; largely made up of hardy … More Dawson City: Tall Tales and Showgirls
This statement was the wry response to a comment I made in Hougen’s SportLodge in Whitehorse about northern hunters. We had dropped in to buy campground permits and started a conversation about the back wall lined with guns and ammo. And no, this is not an anti-gun tirade – this is the land of hunting … More “They don’t know what we do up here”
Well, we had been hoping to see grizzly bears (from a safe distance), but when our park ranger dropped by to let us know a grizzly had been sighted a couple of kilometres away, that distance suddenly felt a little too close to home. Doesn’t a campground count as a reliable food source? We’ve now … More Camping with the grizzlies
Last summer we drove the Alaska Highway as far north as Liard Hot Springs (just south of the Yukon border) and vowed to return; we were the only people who were not heading further north. We listened to several stories from excited campers who raved about the beauty of the landscape and wonderful people. However, … More Travelling to the True North