Length of stay: 3 daysVisited: September 2023 Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It contains majestic mountains, glaciers, turquoise lakes, dense forests and an abundance of wildlife. There are a variety of trails and viewpoints to enjoy the scenery and natural beauty of the mountainous landscape. Day 1: Valley … Continue reading Jasper National Park in the Fall
Length of stay: 2 daysVisited: September 2023 The Alaska Highway is considered one of the most scenic drives in Canada. It stretches nearly 2,400km from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska. It was initially built in 1942 to provide land access to Alaska to the lower 48 states during the Second World War. … Continue reading Alaska Highway – Whitehorse to Dawson Creek
Length of stay: 1 dayVisited: September 2023 Skagway is situated in southeastern Alaska along the Pacific coast. It served as an important port during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s where many prospectors started their journey, taking the route along the Chilkoot or White Pass to reach Dawson City in the Yukon. Today … Continue reading Skagway
Length of stay: 2 daysVisited: September 2023 Dawson City is located along the Yukon River. It is famous for being the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s. It was also once the capital of the Yukon before being moved to Whitehouse in 1953 following the completion of the Alaska Highway. Dawson … Continue reading Dawson City
Length of stay: 2 daysVisited: September 2023 Tombstone Territorial Park is located in western Yukon about 600km north of Whitehorse. It was named after the Tombstone Mountain Range, which resembles a gravestone. Despite its name, the landscape is quite lively and diverse with boreal forests, jagged peaks, alpine meadows and arctic tundra. It’s reputed to … Continue reading Tombstone Territorial Park
Length of stay: 1 dayVisited: September 2023 Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon and is the largest city in northern Canada. It’s located along the Yukon River and is surrounded by pristine wilderness. It has a rich history in mining and played a key role in the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s. … Continue reading Whitehorse
Kluane National Park and Reserve is located within the Saint Elias Mountains in southwestern Yukon. It is home to the largest non-polar icefields in the world, contains some of the tallest mountains in Canada and features an abundance of wildlife. It offers a variety of hiking trails, a few different options for camping and other opportunities to explore the park’s rugged interior.
The Alaska Highway was constructed in 1942 to connect the contiguous United States with Alaska to provide defence support during World War II. It was initially 2,700km in length, but has been improved and paved over the years and currently stretches 2,232km. The highway starts in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and ends in Delta Junction, Alaska. It is considered one of the most scenic drives in North America and provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wilderness and wildlife.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park is located in the largest freshwater archipelago in the world and is the smallest national park in Canada. It contains 63 islands that are scattered around the southeastern part of Georgian Bay. The largest of the islands is Beausoleil Island, which was protected for its rich ecological diversity. The southern end of the island contains dense deciduous forests while the northern end features rugged granite outcrops of the Canadian Shield.
Algonquin is considered the crown jewel of Ontario’s provincial park system. It is one of the largest parks in the province and contains hundreds of interconnecting lakes, ponds and rivers, creating endless opportunities to explore the backcountry by canoe. Every summer we plan a different route into the interior. This year we decided to explore the eastern section of the park through Barron Canyon, which is reputed to offer the most scenic paddling in Algonquin.