Day Thirty Two: Whitehorse, Yukon’s Capital

Our first full day in Whitehorse started with a tour bus trip around the city.  The campground is south of the city; on the way there, a turnoff to Miles Canyon is marked.  We stopped at a viewpoint overlooking the canyon prior to heading downtown.  When the first stampeders came up from their long journey towards the gold fields, they had to cross the Yukon river.  Miles Canyon was a real challenge, with cliffs that narrow significantly and speed the flow of the river, lots of boiling rapids, etc.  It has been tamed to some degree, with a dam that generates , most of the electricity for the province.  It’s still an impressive sight, though.  I wouldn’t want to fall in, that’s for sure. Continue reading “Day Thirty Two: Whitehorse, Yukon’s Capital”