Wrapping up a Yukon research trip

It’s late November here in Banff. The ground is covered in snow and temperatures have plummeted. But as winter sets in and I prepare a submission of Yukon images for a client, my mind is taken back to my late August trip north to Canada’s most accessible territory.

The main purpose for my trip was for Avalon Travel, where my editors had decided to add a Yukon chapter to my existing British Columbia guidebook. I had previously expanded and updated a Yukon chapter for previous editions of my western Canada book, which in turn had originally been pulled from Don Pitcher’s Alaska-Yukon book a decade or so ago. And although I had travelled to the Yukon many times, this was my first trip back to the territory for five years.

This time I lingered for hours at an absolutely stunning sandy beach that you would never expect to find that far north and golfed Canada’s northernmost 18 hole golf course at Dawson City. Here are my favourite images from this most recent trip north.

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Carcross Beach

Dawson City Golf Course, Canada's northernmost 18 hole course.

Dawson City Golf Course, Canada’s northernmost 18 hole course.

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A tailing pond beside Bonanza Creek in the Klondike Gold Fields.

An abandoned truck near Keno City, between Whitehorse and Dawson City.

An abandoned truck near Keno City, between Whitehorse and Dawson City.

Ferry crossing the  Yukon River at dusk.

Ferry crossing the Yukon River at dusk.

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