Hanging out in Whitehorse, Yukon
While we stayed for a few days, we found a few fun things to do in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Our solar set-up allowed us to boondock in the Walmart parking lot. You can walk or bike to almost everywhere from there. We haven’t hooked up since we left Portland, OR.
Things to do Whitehorse
The SS Klondike is a riverboat that used to travel up and down the Yukon River that they dragged up onto the land. Now you can tour the boat.
Start at the visitors center for some information. Then there’s a film you can watch in a tent that shows footage of the riverboats on the river and gives you a ton of information about them. Then you can tour the boat.
Reindeer milk is a real thing that people consume. Not us, but then we don’t drink any animal milk.
Love the graphics on these produce boxes!
Some parts were closed for renovation, but you can see quite a bit of it.
Further down, or up, the Yukon River is a parking area for Miles Canyon. From there you can take some hikes of varying lengths.
It used to be called Grand Canyon, but it’s not near as big as the one in Arizona. We did about a 3-mile hike along the river then up around through the woods. The views were stunning.
World’s Largest Weathervane
There’s a DC3 mounted on a stick that acts as a weathervane, possibly the world’s largest. It doesn’t seem possible, but it does move.
Sadly, we saw no animals in Whitehorse.
Next post we travel from Whitehorse to Pine Lake in Haines Junction.
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