Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Whitehorse

With the truck and ourselves refueled, we headed west towards Whitehorse. A short break from lakes, and we were along side Marsh Lake, the closest of the lakes to Whitehorse and the start of the Yukon River.

We had been to Whitehorse 4 years earlier, and seems that it was not in a recession. There were a few new buildings, and generally the economy looked to be strong. We had afternoon tea with some old family friends of Marg’s who had moved up from Alberta many years a go, and are now retired and living in Whitehorse. They let us stay the night in their driveway with the camper.

Our next task was to wash and clean the camper. We visited a had car wash and spent about $20 and 30 minutes washing the outside of the truck and camper. I would have gladly paid double and had the people at the car wash do the work, as this was more car washing than I had done in years.

After getting the camper as clean as we could, we headed downtown and checked out the stores and caught up on what had happened in the world while we had been unplugged. There had been no cell phone coverage and sporadic wifi coverage after leaving highway 16, and so we had been cutoff from the world for about a week. True to form nothing of any real substance had occurred while were away.

That night we met up with Peter’s cousin Susan who has lived in Whitehorse more than 25 years.

The next day we returned the camper to Fraserway no worse for wear, and then moved our luggage to the Midnight Sun B&B in the downtown area. That evening e ate at the best Mexican Restaurant in Whitehorse (there are actually tow of them  each claiming to be the real authentic one), walked around the streets some more, and went to a Yukon Women in Music Concert at the local Church, where 15 women took turns performing various pieces of music. The sunny warm weather continued, and we were able to walk back to the B&B at 11pm in full daylight and with a light jacket on!

This was the end of a great trip that we had exploring Northern BC and Southern Yukon. The diverse scenery, luxury camping and great weather made this a memorable experience that we would definitely do again.

Whitehorse roof line


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.
This entry was posted in British Columbia, Yukon and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s