The Yukon

Kluane Lake

The Yukon is a vast, rugged province in northwestern Canada that borders Alaska.  The Yukon is home to Kluane National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s the largest protected land area in the world.  We camped along two lakes including the incredible Kluane Lake, the largest lake in Yukon. 

We also encountered the first aggressive mosquitoes of our trip, though they were still relatively restrained compared to the legendary Alaskan “State Bird.”  Most of the mosquitoes were the annoying but non-biting males, though I did encounter one swarm of females that chased me through a parking lot like killer bees.  Fortunately I can run faster than mosquitoes can fly.

The Yukon was beautiful and breathtaking, but also chilly and rainy.  Fortunately, we’ll pass through this area again on our way from Alaska to Washington state (the only part of our trip that we’ll repeat) so we plan to stop at Kluane National Park again during its autumn in late August / early September.

Please check out our three new photo posts from the Yukon:

Alaska Highway in Yukon
Kluane National Park
Kluane Lake

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