Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Teslin Lake

The next morning we headed north west towards Teslin Lake, about two hours west of Watson Lake and 2 hours east of Whitehorse.

Teslin Lake is one of the Southern Lakes chain of Lakes that we had visited a few years ago. This series of lakes forms the headwaters of the Yukon River which flows through Whitehorse, Dawson City and eventually to the Bering Sea of the west coast of Alaska.

The Teslin Indian Band are the main residents in the area. We visited the George Johnson museum dedicated to its namesake, who was the first native in the Yukon to own a motorcar.

The weather had been remarkably warm and sunny for the week that we were north of Highway 16. We continued driving along Teslin Lake, stopping for more photo opportunities. Ever mindful of the gas gauge, we stopped at Johnson’s Crossing for more fuel. The gas station/restaurant/corner store had been recently taken over by a couple of urban refugees from Toronto. They told us they had the best burgers in this part of the Yukon – which was likely true as there probably were no other stores selling burgers within 100km of them in any direction. We decided to take up their offer and had burgers for lunch. They were really delicious, fresh home made using met straight from a local butcher.

Teslin Lake


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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