Whitehorse

Whitehorse is really a wonderful place. For a capital city, it is so quaint and friendly. There is so much to say, yet so little time. Whenever we have internet access, we have so much to do. When we are out in the boonies where we have downtime, we have no internet.

Our first stop in Whitehorse, after the visitor centre, was Lumel Studios which is a glass-blowing studio. Three young girls were trying their hand at glass-blowing. The picture on the right is of items made from little kids drawings.

McBride Museum of Yukon History was very interesting and very extensive. The telegraph building in the picture below, was the only building left standing after a fire in 1905.

Apparently, this building was saved because the citizens felt that commmunican to the outside world was more important than even their homes.

There are too many exciting pictures to show of this museum so I decided to show you a sample of beautiful beaded work. They have an absolutely fantastic display of the history and culture of the indigenous people in this area. Over all, we are finding a high level of respect and consideration toward the First Nations people by everyone. It is very refreshing.

The SS Klondike was the largest paddlewheeler built in the Yukon. Evan will be more than happy to speak at length about the history of the paddlewheeler to anyone who wishes to hear it upon our return.

Miles Canyon had a huge number of trails and views including this suspension bridge.

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre explores advances in the archeological discovery including mummified animals and bones found in the permafrost. One of the recent fines is a 57,000 year old wolf puppy found in Yukon.

I am starting to understand the kids complaint about going to bed in the daylight. This was taken at 11:13pm.

Well, were are off heading to Watson City and everything in between.

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