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Beach on Lake Bennett in Carcross

Beach on Lake Bennett in Carcross

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The wild, rough, beautiful North-West of Canada. Approximately 482,000 square meters of mountains, lakes and forest and only 31,000 inhabitants...less than animals!

The capital of the Yukon Territory is Whitehorse (24,000 people), a city next to the Yukon River. The second largest 'city' is Dawson City, famous and huge in the Gold Rush time (1898). Go canoeing on the Yukon River, one of the beautiful (and cold) lakes, hike the Chilkoot trail, see amazing Kluane NP and meet the friendly people. Summers are short, but warm and almost 24 hours of daylight. Winters can be as cold as -40 degrees and dark, but still lots to do: skiing, dog mushing, hiking, curling and of course ice-hockey!

If you are taking an Alaskan cruise which includes a stop in Skagway, plan a shore excursion on the White Pass Railway which goes from Skagway to the Yukon. Then a bus will tour you around the southern portion of the Yukon including the town of Carcross, returning you back to Alaska later in the afternoon.

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