Posted by: sunnyharvy | July 9, 2015

Yukon’s Southern Lakes District

The town of Haines Junction, Yukon lies where the northern end of the Southern Klondike Highway intersects with the Alaskan Highway. We arrived just in time for their Canada Day parade.

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It all took about ten minutes to roll by, but the local enthusiasm was contagious.

After filling up on diesel, we had a quick look around. They have a very nice combined Visitor & Interpretive Center plus the town gathering place – The Village Bakery. Didn’t find much else of interest to us so we didn’t stay long.

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Kluane Lake was highly recommended by several fellow travelers, so we headed up the Alaskan Highway to check it out.

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Approaching Kluane Lake

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Incredible water color, which is difficult to capture in photos, plus plentiful wildflowers all around.

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Opposite side of the lake, where we camped.

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Yoga session turned into an afternoon nap.

Horror stories about the last one hundred miles of the Alaskan Highway in Canada cause us to decide to backtrack to Haines Junction and up the Northern Klondike Highway to Dawson City instead. It is our hope that repairs will be done before we head back down to the Lower 48.

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Historic Canyon Creek Bridge originally part of the Alaskan Highway. No longer used, but interesting to explore. CanyonCreekBridge0847

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Lake Laberge where we camped for the night.

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The province of Yukon’s slogan is “Larger Than Life” and it certainly is! One could spend years traveling all the backroads here. Read more about the Southern Lakes District here.

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Responses

  1. these lakes are gorgeous! I am continually amazed by the variety of beauty, the mountains and lakes, that you are documenting. Thank you for sharing

  2. we agree with jsahady, plus that cute little church was neat to see. Thanks for sharing so much incredible beauty in your photos!


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