Vancouver – The last hurrah!

Some call it Raincouver! This is definitely not the best climate to be cleaning and preparing a car for shipping to Australia - where quarantine standards are known to be some of the strictest in the world. But clean inside the car we did, in the rain for the next 3 days. Every nook and... Continue Reading →

Leaving Alaska

Leaving the coast, and Alaska behind, we headed across the mountains and towards Whitehorse. The clouds had gone and the beautiful ‘Fall’ colors in conjunction with the blue lakes made the drive an absolute delight.   We restocked at Whitehorse and headed back onto the Alaska Highway. After a quiet night on the edge of... Continue Reading →

Dawson City, Yukon

Dawson City is situated at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers. TheTr’ondëk Hwëch’in (People of the River) were the First Nation people of the area known to have used this place as their summer fishing camp for thousands of years. It is possible that the name Klondike is derived from the word Tr’ondëk.... Continue Reading →

Dempster Highway & the Arctic Ocean

Forty kilometres before getting to Dawson City, the Klondike Highway intersects with a gravel road, heading off to the north-east. This is the Dempster Highway to the town of Inuvik, 734 kms north. Construction of the road began in 1959 and was completed in 1978 – needless to say they had a few challenges along... Continue Reading →

Teslin, Alaska Highway

The Cassiar highway intersects with the Alaskan Highway not far west of Watson Lake which is a major intersection and service centre. It also has the greatest collection of sign posts from all over the world, but we will tell you more about that when we pass back through here on our way south in... Continue Reading →

Cassiar Highway, Canada

Taking the Cassiar Highway is an alternative to part of the Alaska Highway(AH) north. It heads north to the west of the AH, from the community of Kitwanga on the Yellowhead Highway, to a point just west of Watson Lake on the Alaska Highway. The smooth bitumen road meanders alongside rivers and lakes and through... Continue Reading →

Yellowhead Highway, Canada

The Yellowhead Highway runs from Edmonton, Alberta to Prince Rupert, BC in Canada. Climbing up to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies then down past the beautiful and elusive Mt Robson(often shrouded in cloud), along the Fraser River to Prince George and eventually Prince Rupert on the Pacific Coast. We drove from Banff to Jasper along... Continue Reading →

Bears, bears, bears …..

In one of our recent posts about the National Parks, we wrote about how different the parks were in what they offered the visitor. There is however, one thing all the parks along the length of the Rocky Mountains have in common and that’s bears! One could be excused for thinking that the Rocky Mountain... Continue Reading →

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