Take the Stewart Cassiar Highway from Prince George, B.C., then head west through Smithers to the turn off at Kitwanga. An all weather road, but it is more remote with fewer services than the Alaska Highway. The Stewart Cassiar joins the Alaska Highway just west of Watson Lake. See Map
Southern Lakes Region is a playground of waterways and trails.
Many visitors arrive here by rail from Skagway, Alaska. Others hike
the Chilkoot Trail.
from Whitehorse towards Alaska is Kluane Lake, once
a meeting place for crews constructing the Alaska Highway. Behold the
spectacular vistas of the rugged mountains of Kluane
National Park, home to 19,625-foot Mount Logan, Canada’s
Silver Trail Region is a hidden Yukon treasure of scenic vistas,
peppered with mining history and First Nation cultures. Head northwest
through the town of Carmacks, once an important supply station for gold
seekers on their way to the Klondike. A stop at the fiery Five Finger
Rapids, a major obstacle to the hordes of fortune seekers that passed
this way. Located near the aboriginal home of Little Salmon Carmacks
First Nation, the community's rich aboriginal history stretches back
more than 10,000 years and can be viewed in the Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive
Mayo, Yukon is located in the central part of the Yukon Territory. The Village of Mayo offers all the services a traveller needs, including two motels, eating facilities, post office, liquor store, propane and gas, grocery store, swimming pool, nursing station, RCMP, airport, and float plane services.
Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike, is a colourful town with boardwalk-lined streets, historic buildings and more than its share of romance, fame and broken dreams. Dawson City, the main center of excitement after the first gold strike in the Klondike in 1896, which led to the world’s largest gold rush.
Take a full day to soak up the exciting history of this gold rush town. Highlights include Bonanza Creek, site of Claim #1, where the first gold strike was made; Robert Service’s cabin; and a photo stop at the SS Keno, the last sternwheeler to run between Dawson and Whitehorse. Attend the Gaslight Follies, a variety show and melodrama typical of the entertainment enjoyed by the turn-of-the-century miners.
The traditional Gwitchin community of Old Crow on Porcupine River is only accessible by air or water.
The major road in the region is the Alaska Highway, running from
Alaska to British Columbia through Whitehorse. The Dempster Highway
connects Dawson City with Inuvik in the north. The Klondike Highway
connects Skagway, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon.
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