Best of the Yukon
Signpost Forest: The first attraction north of the border is a little bit corny, but with an interesting history and thousands of town signs to look at, it’s a good place to stretch your legs.
SS Klondike: Step aboard one of the grandest stern-wheelers ever to ply the waters of the Yukon River.
Dog-Mushing: A summertime visit to the kennels of Frank Turner will give you a taste of what winter brings. And if you are visiting in winter, there’s the opportunity to try the pastime yourself.
Kluane National Park: This park may border the Alaska Highway, but plan on hiking or canoeing to soak up this northern wilderness in all of its raw beauty.
Dawson City Museum: This museum should be the starting point of a walking tour through the infamous mining town — worth the price of admission for the mining-history displays alone.
Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site: A walk through Dawson City leads past all of Dawson’s most important and distinctive historic buildings, now protected as a National Historic Site.
The Gold Fields: Once you’ve seen Dawson City, get out into the actual gold fields — and even try your hand at panning for gold.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition