Yukon 2006 – Whitehorse

Our second to last night in Whitehorse was a typical Yukon cultural “mash-up” as there was a Yukon French Canadian BBQ at the campground that we were staying at, which resulted in a mix of English, Franglais and French being spoken.

In addition to the historic tours that we did in Whitehorse, there is one other tour that must be included in an itinerary to the Yukon – the Yukon Brewing Company Factory tour. This small brewery has very good beer, that is microfiltered and has no preservatives. They offer seven different beers, each of which was generously sampled. They have a special deal for locals, where you can purchase a 2 liter jug, and bring it back in for refills from the tap, and pay only for the liquid that you purchase. Quite a few people came in during the time we were sampling the beer. Unfortunately, the new travel restrictions prevented us from buying liquid souvenirs, so we had to settle for a T shirt instead!

This capped the end of a great trip to the Canadian North, that we highly recommend everyone doing at least once. We had such a great time, that we are thinking of going back next year and driving from Skagway on the Pacific coast of Alaska to Inuvik at the top of the Dempster Highway on the Beaufort Sea. Stay tuned!


About petergsimmons

Global citizenship is conferred on those who have lived in a variety of countries, and who don’t identify with any one culture. I am such a person. Having lived in Jamaica, Canada and Japan, I have been exposed to First World/Third World, East and West, North and South. This has lead to a rich living experience, open-mindedness and curiosity about the world around me. This variety of living conditions in human landscapes is coupled with equally diverse travels in natural landscapes from the jungles of South East Asia and South America to the Arctic tundra; tropical beaches to the Himalayas, resulting in an incredible journey through life itself.
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