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So . . . This is What a Whitehorse Looks Like

posted Jun 16, 2012, 7:52 PM by Michael Schwarz   [ updated Jul 10, 2016, 2:10 AM ]

June 15th - Teslin to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Bridge into Teslin

Teslin- Tlinget Interpretive Center

While we were there we got to see someone scraping a Bull Moose hide.  The center hired her to cure the hide which was donated by someone in Teslin after a successful hunting trip.  We opted not to include that picture.

Tlingit Ceremonial Mask

Nope, not tired of the scenery yet.

The road goes on and on and on....


The capitol of  Yukon

It has 26,000 people and 60% of the population of the entire territory. That explains all the trees and the moose we haven't seen yet.

This is our campsite at Hi Country RV Park in Whitehorse. I took this picture at 11 O'clock at night (no flash was used)!

Log cabin skyscraper in downtown Whitehorse

The 1st class dining room aboard the SS Klondike steam powered paddle wheeler.  It went from Whitehorse north to Dawson City on the Yukon River.  We would have taken a picture of the outside but it was raining and coooold. It ran up and down river until 1955.

Macbride Museum

Wildlife Room

Not that's the kind of moose I want to see!

Samantha- what kind of rock is this????

Sam McGee's cabin. Google  'The Cremation of Sam McGee' by Robert Service

Beringia Interpretive Center

Beringia is an area that encompassed portions of Alaska, Yukon, and Siberia. During the Ice Age, the glaciers sucked up so much of the earth's supply of water, that sea levels dropped by 100 meters, exposing the continental shelf between Asia and North America. That's how people made it to the new world. In addition, lots of animals moved back and forth.

This museum is dedicated to the lifeforms  that were there and how our continent was affected . We saw lots of skeletons and diaramas.

Transportation Museum

The world's largest weathervane. Really. It's in the Guiness Book of World Records. Until someone mounts a 747 on a stick, this DC3 is the biggest!

The first time I drove to Alaska, I rode in an International Travelall like this one below (it wasn't an ambulance though). The other vehicle was a Volkswagen microbus. Both of these made it back and forth on more than 1.400 miles of gravel road!

Think this is a junkyard? Think again.

It's a display about the Canol Project in the Transportation Museum.

Seaplanes on the Schwatka (no relation) Lake.

Miles Canyon a few miles from Whitehorse
Suspension Footbridge

Our first bald eagle sighting, thanks to Michael.

Tomorrow we head north to Dawson City and the Top of the World Highway.

. . . Cocktails await.