Whitehorse to Pine Lake in Haines Junction
In this video, we finish up some odds and ends in Whitehorse and journey from Whitehorse to Pine Lake in Haines Junction moving a bit closer to Alaska.
What else happened in Whitehorse?
It’s a small place and easy to walk around. That’s the best way to see and experience a place.
Alpine Organic Bakery
Alpine Bakery was amazing! Everything in the case was by default vegan. If it had eggs or dairy in it, they marked it on the tag. They make many of their items of whole grains with little or no added oils or processed sugars. Being able to try some baked goods was exciting. They also have really good coffee.
Midnight Sun Coffee
Midnight Sun is a cute coffee shop with pretty good coffee. No vegan baked goods. They even have a sign that says no vegan or gluten-free baked goods. Gee, thanks? They do have non-dairy milk though.
Fireweed Farmer’s Market
Every Thursday there’s a farmer’s market in Whitehorse. When we went, it was mostly food and craft vendors. There was only one vendor with vegetables, and they just had micro greens and radishes. But we were here really early in the season. There was also a local kombucha vendor, and it was pretty good.
The drive to Pine Lake was rainy and nasty. We didn’t see any animals! But as we came upon the Kluane range, the mountains were so beautiful!
Animal tally bet
We have a wager going with The Motorhome Experiment. Whoever sees the most animals gets to have dinner on the losing couple. We have not been doing so well lately, so we’ll see how it goes.
Pine Lake Government Camp
Pine Lake is another campground with no services. The sites are all well-maintained and have picnic tables. This park also offers free firewood. There are only vault toilets.
There’s an interpretive trail along the lake, mostly on a boardwalk.
The views are quite beautiful especially if you walk to the end where you can see the Kluane mountain range.
Many different birds come to the lake. We saw some ducks, but that was about it. Cover up or use bug spray because there are mosquitos down by the water.
We paid CAD $1.449 / liter this fill-up in Whitehorse. The gas station next to the Walmart has a dump, potable water, and a dumpster for trash. They don’t seem to have a problem with people using them even if they don’t buy gas. We did purchase gas and topped off the propane.
About the Author
vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.