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Introduction - Yukon Road and Weather Information
Dial 511 for automated road & weather info for all Yukon roads.
Also check: www.511yukon.ca
Page 14 - Territorial Parks in the Yukon
Herschel Island Territorial Park (Qigiktaruk)
Established 1987 and the first Territorial Park in the Yukon. 116 s.km and slowly losing ground to rising waters. The park is located just off the coast in the far north of the Yukon. Accessible by plane from Inuvik or charter boat.
Tombstone Territorial Park.
2000 s.km of magnificent mountain, tundra and Boreal forest scenery. Accessible from the Dempster Highway. About 120km North of Dawson City.
Coal River Springs.
75 km east of Watson Lake and can be reached only by plane. A small (16 s.km) ecological reserve with sensitive tufa creations.
Fishing Branch Protected Area (Ni'iinliiNjik).
5500 s.km of protected wilderness at the Arctic Circle west of the Dempster Highway. Only can be reached by float plane. Unique limestone Karst landscape and fabulous grizzly viewing.
30 Mile River.
All three are under the tutelage of Yukon Parks.
Parks under considerations and in process are:
Kusawa Territorial Park. 3210 s.km around Kusawa Lake 50km west of Whitehorse. Accessible by road the park hi-lights alpine areas with historical travel routes and many lakes.
To become a park in 2009 these 3024 s.km area is located close to Kluane National Park and near Burwash Landing. With unique volcanic ash landscapes, high mountains, glaciers and deep forests.
This park will protect 725 s.km of lakes, wet lands and mountains near Carcross, South of Whitehorse. Planning for the park will be under way in early 2008.
For information about the Yukon's National Parks look under the appropriate section.
Kluane National Park along the Alaska Highway.
Ivvavik National Park and
Vuntut Natioanl Park, both in the far North.
For more info about Yukon's Parks call 667 5643 in Whitehorse or check their website www.yukonparks.ca
Page 17 - Facts on Farming in the Yukon
The Yukon is home to about 200 farms producing over $5 million worth of bread, cheese, vegetables, poultry and meat. Check out www.yukonag.ca for who is producing what.
Look for local, fresh produce at these two Farmers markets: in Whitehorse at the Fireweed Community Market at the Shipyard Park from 3 to 8pm every Thursday until mid Sept. and in Dawson City on Front Street every Saturday from 9am to 4pm, until early September.
Page 25 / 125 - ARRIVING BY PLANE
Air Condor / Lufthansa will get you directly from Frankfurt, Germany, to Whitehorse.Their summer-only service usually starts end May until early September. In Germany call +49 (0) 180 5 707202. In North America call 1 800 364 1667 or e-mail email@example.com
Page 30 - Tax Refund GST
Starting January 1st, 2008 the GST will be down to 5% from 6%. And there are no more tax refunds for visitors to Canada.
Page 37 / 38 - Haines - Accommodation
The Hostel has now a website - www.alaskabearden.com and also new prices:
Tenting $14, hostel dorm $18 and cabins from $50 to $120 per night.
New in Haines:
Alaska Guardhouse. Within historical Fort Seward and former "cells" will be your rooms! Tel. 766 2483 or 1 888 290 7445 www.alaskaguardhouse.com
Rates around $100
Beach Roadhouse on 1 Mile Road. Tel. 766 3060. Toll free 1 866 736 3060 www.beachroadhouse.com Around $100
Bear Lodge B&B on 8 mile Lutak Road. Tel. 314 0335. www.hainesbearlodge.com Good eagle and bear watching. Around $100.
Other websites of interest:
Page 44 – Skagway
For the very latest up-dates check the Skagway guide available everywhere
Hostels & Hotels
- The Alaska Sojourn Hostel has closed and the Gold Rush Lodge near the airport also appears to be out of business. The Golden North and the Gold Rush Motel were not open for the 09 season - call them to get more info.
- New - Gardenview Granny Flat, on 10th and Alaska, offer rooms from $125. Tel. 983 2127.
- .......along the Dyea Road to the Chilkoot Trail Head:
- Skagway Bungalows. Tel.983 2986. Dyea Road Mile one.
www.aptalaska.net/-saldi From $125.
- Chilkoot Trail Outpost - located less then 1/2 km from the Chilkoot trail head, mile 7 on the Dyea Road. Tel. 983 3799. Rates from US $145 for two.
Both will pick up guests from Skagway.
Page 47 / 48 - By Bus from Skagway
- Alaska Direct has no more scheduled services between Skagway to Whitehorse and Whitehorse to Dawson City.
- Daily summer service with Yukon Tours & Charters. www.yatt.ca or 867 6685944
Page 50 - Skagway - Highway Description
Mile 2.5 / km 4 - Liarsville.
Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake. Call 983 3333.
Page 51 - Skagway - Road to Whitehorse
Near km 48 / mile 30. A newly build tourist spot with a suspension bridge built across the Tutshi river. Interpretive exhibits, coffee shop. www.yukonsuspensionbridge.com
Page 53 - Carcross
The Cariboo Hotel and their lounge and restaurant are closed.
One of the oldest buildings in the North it is being renovated and should be open for business one of these years.
Check out those new visitor facilities which also include a great little coffee shop.
Page 56 / 58 - Hiking the Chilkoot Trail
The new rates for hiking the trail for the 2015 season are:
$53.50 adult / $26.75 youth (6 to 16). For the entire length of the trail.
For the US site only - $19.20 adults & $9.65 youth.
For the Canadian site only - $34.30 adults & $17.10 youth.
Not included in above rates are the reservation fee of $11.70.
Day hikes on the US site are free of charge.
On the Canadian site the day hiking charge is $9.80.
The tenting fee per person/night in Bennett only is $9.80
Page 65 - Village of Tagish
- Tagish Cabins have a toll free number - 1 866 660 4629 Rates: tenting $12, cabins $70 one person and if 4 people per cabin 530 each. Breakfast $10.
- Tagish Food Store. New tel number is 399 3032 www.yukontagishstores.com
- Southern Lake Marina has this new tel. number - 667 7980 www.tookahlook.com
Page 68 - What to do in Atlin
The Atlin Music Festival is held annually first week of July. Lots of workshops, films and exhibitions with activities for kids and free camping.
Check for more info at www.atlinfestival.ca
Page 67 / 68 - Hostel in Atlin
There is now a brand-new wilderness hostel near Atlin. Located at the Southern end of Tagish Lake, about 40 lake-km from Atlin, the hostel can only be reached by kayak, canoe or a hostel-owned motorboat. There are dorm beds and heated wall tents or you can bring your own tent. Bring your own sleeping bag, or rent linen from the hostel. Rates: $22 per person and night and weekly rates are possible. www.ravenhostel.com
Km 93 / Mile 58
The Bell 11 Lodge has new telephone numbers:
Toll free: 1-800-530-2167
Room rates start at $120.00
ALASKA HIGHWAY CHAPTER - DAWSON CREEK
The historical Alaska Hotel in Dawson Creek has burned to the ground.
Accommodation in highway lodges along the Cassiar & Alaska Highways has become rather pricey for even the most simple of rooms.
Rather tiny rooms, with little to offer but a bed and a chair, easily go for up to $90 for one person and approaching $140, at the Liard Hot Springs Lodge.
Some of the smaller highway lodges might be closed or for sale - call ahead if possible.
For sheer sumptuousness the Northern Rockies Lodge ($115 for one) on the Alaska Highway and the Bell II Crossing Lodge on the Cassiar Highway (up to $140) are worth their money.
Otherwise - carrying camping gear would be a rather good idea nowadays.
And be certain to stock up on food/drink/snacks in, lets say, Fort Nelson or Terrace / Hazelton before hitting the empty and lonely stretches of either the Cassiar or Alcan.
The internet cafe mentioned here has closed. Go to the Library where there are 6 computer terminals, free of charge. One hour maximum.
Opening hours are:
Monday from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Accommodation in Dawson Creek -Traveler's Inn, 800 - 112th Ave. Telephone: 782-5333, Fax: 782-5332 - Rates from $65.00, with free breakfast and free computer use in the lobby.
Page 86 - Fort St John
Check out this very nice coffee shop on 10003 - 100th Street in the down town core.
"Whole Wheat 'n' Honey"
Open Mon. to Friday from 6am to 4pm, Sat. from 9am to 4pm and Sundays closed. Good coffee and food.
One hopes that they will have longer opening hours soon.
Tel. 250 787 9866
Page 96 - Books / Library
- For a good selection of Yukon and Northern books check out the Hougens Department Store. Also clothing and gifts as well as hardware / kitchenware for sale.
Tel. 536 7475.
- Groceries: Watson Lake Foods is open 7 days a week and also offers a cafe shop and freshly baked bread.
Located down town. Tel. 536 2230
- Medical Service Centre: Tel. 536 2565. Fax 536 2562
Page 97 - Where to stay in Watson Lake
- Air Force Lodge has this website: www.airforcelodge.com
Rates are from $65 single. Restrooms and showers are separate from rooms. Free Internet access and coffee / tea.
- Belvedere Motor Hotel has new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cedar Lodge Hotel www.cedarlodgehotel.yk.net
- Gateway Motor Inn www.watsonlakehotels.com
- Cozy Nest B&B. Located 7.5 km (4 miles) from Watson Lake on shores of Watson Lake, the lake! They do have a sauna.
- New! Bar B's B&B. Do have two rooms just of the Alcan. Tel. 536 2615
- Gateway to Yukon RV Park is now called Campground Services.
They have all services from a full-sized grocery store to propane and mechanical repairs.
There is a new hotel in town:
A Nice Hotel. Located downtown with Internet access. Tel. 536 7222. www.anicemotel.com Around $80.
And three new B&B's:
- Barb's B&B. Two rooms off the Alcan. Tel. 536 2615
- Laffing Loon B&B. Ten minutes from town. Tel. 536 7636
- Stampeder's B&B. In town at 606 Adela Trail. Tel. 536 2157
Page 101 - Alcan / Rancheria
A happy place for all those who travel with a laptop - who does not nowadays - since Rancheria is wired and offering free access. Rooms are now $65 and this highway lodge also has been traditionally the cheapest place concerning gas between Watson Lake and Teslin.
Page 102 - Teslin
- George Johnston Museum. www.gjmuseum.yk.net
- Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre. www.tlingit.ca
- 8 Motel rooms is now called "Nisutlin Trading Post" and still offers a store, gas, motel rooms and a cafe.
Page 104 - Johnsons Crossing
Inn on the River is a wilderness resort, open year round and just off the bridge over the Teslin River. Cabins, horses, mountain bikes and canoes. Tel. 668 4716 www.innriver.com
Page 104 Alaska Highway - Jakes Corner
The highway lodge, at the Junction Alcan & Atlin Road, has been closed for some time.
At the time of this writing, there was no restaurant nor motel rooms but the gas pumps were open for business.
Page 113 - Annual Events in Haines Junction
The Alsek Music Festival has grown into a hug affair with performers from all over the North. One "branch" of the Music Festival is focusing on Bluegrass.
Weekend passes are $35 and there is a free shuttle between the Pine Lake Campground and town.
Page 118 - The Alaska Highway
Due to re-alignments of the highway distance markers need to be adjusted once in awhile.
The Kluane B&B formerly at km 1644 is now at km post 1635.08.
Also: new tel. number of the B&B is 8414250.
E-mail: email@example.com www.kluanecabins.com
For hostels in Alaska check with : www.alaskahostelassociation.
Presently Alaska has hostels in these locations:
Anchorage - Bettles - Denali National Park Area - Fairbanks - Girdwood - Haines - Homer - Hope - Juneau - Ketchikan - McCarthy - Ninilchik - Petersburg - Sitka - Skagway - Slana - Talkeetna - Sterling - Wrangell - Hyder and Tok.
White Pass & Yukon Railways
- They have an office now at the White Pass depot end of Main Street. Tel. 633 5710. www.wpyr.com
Check out their new and ever changing train schedule between Skagway and Carcross.
Looking for work in Whitehorse?
Contact Employment Central at tel. 393 8272. Fax 393 8278
www.employmentyukon.com and for Dawson City www.klondikeoutreach.ca
Page 132 - Hotels / Hostel in Whitehorse (Those that closed....)
- The Bonanza Hotel on corner Main & 4th has permanently closed and so did their saloon and restaurant. - Coast Mountain Sport Store will take over the whole lower floor of the former hotel. The SportsLodge is in the same building - both are working together but separate.
- The Pioneer Hotel has permanently closed.
- The Capital Hotel has closed May 2008 and the saloon re-opened summer 09 as a Brew-Pub. There might be some hotel rooms available again at a later date.
- The Hyde &Jeckall hostel has permanently closed
And a brand-new Hotel: SKKY Hotel across from the airport with luxury rooms and high-end prices.
Toll free 1 866 799 4933
Page 133 - Accommodations - B&B's
- The Hawkin House B&B has closed its doors.
New B&B's in Whitehorse
- Yukon Forest Cabins. South of Whitehorse. Tel. 668 7082 www.yukonforestcabins.com
- Ranch on the River. Cabins and wall tents near Takhini River, north of Whitehorse. Tel. 668 1045. Km 1459.5 Alaska Highway. www.circledyukon.com
- MT. Lorne B&B. Km 12 South Klondike Highway. Open year round. Around $100. Tel. 456 2729. www.yukonrecreation.com
- Sundog Retreat / cabins. North Klondike Highway on Policemen's Point Road. Tel. 633 4183. www.sundogretreat.com
- Wolf Ridge B&B. Log Cabin rentals. North of Whitehorse on km 1460 Alaska Highway. Tel. 456 4101 www.wolfridge-cabins.com
Titan Gaming & Collectibles, located on Main Street, downstairs. Tel: 668-5750 - Open from 10am to midnight.
$4 for 30 min.
$6 for 1 hour
Specials are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays - use computers all day for only $14.99 - if you are a member! Memberships are $10 / year.
Internet access for youth only - up to age 25:
- Boys And Girls Club. 6209, 6th Ave. Tel. 393 2824 Tues. to Sat. from 3pm to 9.30pm. 5 computers ages 12 - 18 but up to 25 of age if employment oriented.
- Byte (Bring Youth Toward Equality) 2407 Ogilvie Street. Tel. 667 7975. Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4.30pm. Two computers for youth under age 25. - Youth Of Today - Bluefeather Youth Centre. 2157, 2nd Ave. Tel. 633 9687. Open Mon. to Fri. 3pm - 8pm. For youth from ages 15 to 22.
Further Internet access at these businesses:
- Airport Chalet across from the airport. One computer, coin operated and $2 every 20 min.
- Association Franco Yukonnaise on 302 Strickland. Mon. to Fri. from 8.30am to 5pm and free of charge. 30 min. maximum.
- Doc's Daily and Bakehouse on 2nd Ave next to the TD bank. One computer and $2 for first 20 min. During business hours.
- Employment Central on #202-204 Black Street. 6 computers free of charge but for job search only. Mon. to Fri. 9am to 4.30pm.
- Gold Rush Inn on Main Street. in lobby and access 24 hours a day. Coin operated.
- Government of Canada Public Service Commission Learning Centre on the 4th floor in the Elijah Smith building on corner 4th and Main Street. Two computers and free of charge but only for resume writing and job search. 8.30am to 4pm, Mon. to Fri.
- Stratford Motel on 4th. During lobby hours from 7am to midnight. One computer, guests only.
- Norgetown Laundromat. On 4th across from Yukon Inn. One computer and coin operated.
- High Country RV Park, corner Alaska Highway and Robert Service highway. One computer & Guests only. Wire-less access.
- Roadhouse Lounge on 2nd Ave. 19 years plus from noon to midnight. Free of charge.
- Yukon Archives, 400 College Drive. Tues. & Wed. 9am - 5pm; Thurs. 1pm - 5pm; Fri. 1pm- 9pm; Sat. from 10am - 6pm. Closed from 1pm to 2pm for lunch. Free of charge.
- Yukon Inn Restaurant & Lounge. Wireless access.
- Ricky's Bar and Grill near Yukon Honda at the bottom of the Two Mile Hill. Wire-less access.
- Titan Gaming on Main Street. Computers and wire-less. Charges apply.
The number of businesses providing computers or wire-less access only can go up.
- Free wire-less access at the Main Street Bakery.
- free access at the library (see times at listing)
Page 134/135 - Restaurants in Whitehorse
- La Gourmandise on Corner 4th and Steele did close its doors.
- New: Sakura Sushi - the Tung Lock on Wood Street has closed as a Chinese Restaurant and will re-open as a Japanese restaurant by mid May. Will serve Japanese food but also Korean and some Chinese.
- New on Main Street 209 is "Lil's Place". A 50's type Diner & Soda Fountain. Hamburgers to the tune's of Elvis Presley.
- Taste of India Restaurant. 314 Ray Street behind the Super Store. Tel. 668 5558
- Bocelli's Pizzeria. On 4th & Alexander Street - next to, in case you wanted to know, the Adult Ware House. Tel. 667 4838.
More pizza can be found at:
- Boston Pizza, 2241 -2nd. Ave. tel. 667 4992;
- Domino's Pizza at 2193 -2nd Ave. tel. 393 3339;
- Pizza Hut at 2220 - 2nd Ave. tel. 667 6766;
- Tony's Pizza within the Horwood Mall on 1st Ave. tel. 668 2225.
- Pandas Dining has closed and has been replaced by a steak restaurant called Chiefs.
- The Pasta Palace on Main Street has closed its doors as well and there will be a 50s-style restaurant starting early summer.
- Pho' 5 Star is a new restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine and it's located on #8-2190-2nd Ave. across from the Bus Depot. Tel. 633 6088
Finally!! Lovers of Japanese food will be happy to know that sushi has arrived in Whitehorse and there are now two Japanese restaurants in town:
'Tokyo Sushi' on 204 Main Street is open daily. Tel: 867-633-4567 and see above for Sakura on Wood Street
Page 135 - Coffee Shops & Tea Houses
- The Main Street Bakery / Kaffee Haus has morphed into the "Baked Cafe + Bakery" and also into one of the more popular coffee joints in town.
With free of charge wire-less Internet access.
- Starbucks number two has arrived in Whitehorse – free wifi.
Corner Main Street / 2nd. Ave and will be open daily from either 6am/7am to 7pm…used to be 9pm but they changed their mind.
In November 2005, the Midnight Sun Coffee Roaster, on 4th and Black, burned to the ground and so did the Second Hand store next door.
The Midnight Sun Coffee House on Main Street and within the Hougens Shopping Centre has permanently closed. There is now a smaller coffee shop at the same location
The Holodeck International Cafe is closed and is now home to a pizza restaurant.
The 'Wired Cabin Internet Cafe' never even did open for business!
Buying Food in Whitehorse
Wal-Mart and Super Store and closer to down town “Independent”.
Husky Bus – three times a week between Whitehorse and Dawson City.
Yukon Tours & Charters to Skagway with daily service. www.yatt.ca
Atlin Express – every Wed. to Atlin and back to Whitehorse. www.atlintrucking.ca toll free 1 866 651 7575
Cashplan and Western Union money Transfers
- They have moved to a new address:
211 Elliot Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2A1.
Tel. number 687 667 2274
- The bike shop Icycle Sport also has moved. Now located on 9002 Quarts Street across from the Home Depot.
- The Midnight Sun Cafe Roaster occupies a corner within the bike store.
The 'bike guy' Phillipe has moved his bicycle repair operation to the downtown core and can be found at 508 Wood Street. The phone number is still 633-5600.
Page 139 - Whitehorse - Indoor Swimming Pool
New phone number is 667 4386 or www.canadagamescentre.
Opening times and programs of the Canada Games Centre are:
* Lanes and leisure - Mon. to Friday 6 to 9am.
* Aquafit - Mon/Wed/Fri from 11.05 to 11.55am Tues/Thurs from 8.10 to 9pm and Sun. from7.10 to 8pm.
* Family Leisure - Mon. and Wed. from 4 to 5pm. Mon. to Sun from 12 to 1pm and Sat and Sun. from 4 to 5pm.
* Public Swim - Every day from 1 to 4pm. Mon/Thurs from 7 to 9pm. Tues/Thurs from 4 to 6pm (leisure pool) and 6 to 8pm. Fridays from 5 to 9pm. Sat. from 5 to 7.30pm and Sundays from 5 to 7pm.
* Aquajogging - Mon and Wed from 6 to 6.45.
* Adult Leisure - Mon/Wed 9 to 10pm. Tues/Thurs 8 to10pm. Sundays from 7 to 9pm.
* Teen Swim (No Adults) - 7.30 to 9pm. Call ahead for days.
Other sports are:
Indoor soccer / In-line Public Skating / Public Skating / Family Pucks N'Skate / Adult Shinny Hockey / Teen Shinny Hockey / Basketball / Badminton / Volleyball / Basketball / Floor Hockey / Family Fun Soccer / Pick Up Soccer / Drop-In Soccer / 235 metre Indoor Track / a well stocked fitness centre and, of course, Ice Hockey in Winter.
Visitors to Whitehorse can drop in at the City Office for a free 3 day parking pass and a city pin.......!!!
Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
Page 141 - Second Hand Stores
- TJ's on 407 Ogilvie (corner with 4th Ave.) sells "New & Used & Antiques". Tel. 334 2339
Across TJ's is one more second hand store:
- Needful Things and they sell everything from electric guitars to pots and pans.
And there is a Salvation Army store within the Husky service station building on 4th and across from the Yukon Inn.
Churches in Whitehorse:
Whitehorse United Church : 601, Main Street, Tel. #: 667-2989 (Methodist, Presbyterian)
Grace Community Church : Corner 8th & Wheeler Street, Tel. #: 668-2003
Salvation Army : 311-B, Black Street, Tel. #: 668-2327 (Sunday service at 11 AM & 3 PM)
Our Lady Of Victory : 1607, Birch Street, Tel. #: 663-2647 (Roman Catholic, Service Saturday at 7.30 AM & Sundays at 10.30 AM)
Seventh Day Adventist Church : 1609, Birch Street in Porter Creek,
Tel. #: 633-5385
Yukon Bible Fellowship : 160, Hillcrest Drive, Tel. #: 668-5689
Church Of The Nazarene : 2111, Centennial Drive in Porter Creek,
Tel. #: 633-4903
Whitehorse Baptist Church : 2060, 2nd Avenue, Tel. #: 667-4889
First Pentecostal Church : 149, Wilson Drive, Tel. #: 668-5727
St. Nikolai Orthodox Mission : Tel. #: 393-2615
RSOF (Quakers) : Tel. #: 633-2012 (Meets for Silent Worship 2nd Sunday of each month, September to June)
Trinity Lutheran Church : 4th Avenue & Strickland Street, Tel. #: 668-4079
Sacred Heart Cathedral : 4th Avenue & Steele Street, Tel. #: 667-2437 (Roman Catholic)
Bethany Church : 91806 Alaska Highway, Tel. #: 668-4877, Fax: 633-3517 (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)
Vajra North Buddhist Meditation Practise (White Swan Sanctuary) : 403, Lowe Street, Tel. #: 667-6951
Christ Church Cathedral Anglican : 4th Avenue & Elliott, Tel. #: 668-5530 (Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 AM to Noon)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints : 108, Wickstrom Road, Tel. #: 6
68-7961 or 667-2353
Calvary Baptist : 1301, Fir Street, Tel. #: 633-2886
St. Saviour's Anglican Church in Carcross : Tel. #: 668-3129 (Regular Monthly Service: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month, 11 AM.
Eckankar (Religion of the Light and Sound of God) : For more Information's on monthly activities call: 633-6594, Website: www.eckankar.yk.ca
Church of the Northern Apostles : 45 Boxwood Crescent in Porter Creek,Tel. #: 633-4032 (Anglican\ Episcopal Church)
Riverdale Baptist Church : 15 Duke Road, Tel. #: 667-6620
Bahá' í Faith : For information on regular activities in Whitehorse call: 668-2301. Address: Box 31419, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6K8. Website:
Northern Light Ministries is a caring church family. It is through God’s Love we can teach you how to receive the healing, deliverance & prosperity available from God’s Word. Please visit our website at: www.northernlightministries.ca or call 456-7131 -- Pastor Dale McDonald
Page 141 - Services for women in Whitehorse
Alcohol & Drug Services - 667 5777
Almost Home Maternity Centre - 633 6770
Blood Ties Four Directions - 633 2437
FAS Society of the Yukon - 393 4948
Gay and Lesbian Alliance - 333 5800
Kaushee's Place Women's Transition Home - 668 5733
La Leche League - 668 5949
Legal Aid - 667 5210
Les EssentiElles - 668 2636
Neighborhood Law Centre - 667 5255
Rural Pregnant Mom's Suite - 667 2693
Salvation Army - 668 2327
Second Opinion Society - 667 2037
Senior's Information centre - 668 3383
Silent and Invisible at Kaushee's - 633 7722
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre - 633 7680
Victim services - 667 8500
Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre - 667 2693
Women's Directorate - 667 3030
Yukon Aboriginal Women's Circle - 668 5033
Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council - 668 6162
Yukon Family Services Association - 667 2790
Yukon Status of Women Council - 667 4637
Yukon Women in Trades & Technology - 668 2379
Yukon Family Services Association - 667 2970
Page 142 - Whitehorse - Art Galleries
The Old Fire Hall on First Ave. next to the White Pass Station has opened as a Arts and Culture Centre. Contact for events and shows at 668 3473 or 333 4255. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to do in Whitehorse - "Cultural Centre"
The Cranberry Bistro has closed and the Capt. Martin House Art Gallery has moved into the basement within the Hougens's Shopping Centre on Main Street - to much larger and more professional quarters.
Tours with the Yukon Art Express - daily in Summer from 11am to 1pm leaving Main / First from the White Pass building. $15 adults and less for seniors and children. More info at 667 8476.
Well-Read Books on 4th has moved into the former Rose Music store (which is out of business).
The new location is across from the Stratford Motel.
Check out www.whatsupyukon.com for what is happening in the Whitehorse art scene.
The Yukon Art Society in the Capt. Martin House has moved to a much larger facility in the basement of the Hougens Centre.
Page 145 - Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon's own brewer of beer has been given the government go-ahead to distill hard and soft liquor. Let us look forward to Blueberry wine, wild rosehip liquor and Yukon "grizzled" vodka.
Yukon Pride Gay and Lesbian travel Specialists. Tel. 668 2932 www.yukonpride.com
Gay Pride Celebrations and Parade coincide with Canada Day Celebrations on weekends nearest to July 1st.
They are usually held at the Takhini Hot Springs, 20 minutes by car from Whitehorse at 2pm. More info from GALA at 333 5800 or email@example.com
Tom's Touring - Tours by a local to either the Wildlife Preserve or the Takhini Hot Springs - or combine both. More info at 393 3848
(Page 146 / 176) Klondike Highway - Takhini Hot Springs
Find some of the best coffee at Bean North Coffee on km 9.3 Takhini Hot Spring Road......and they roast their own beans! It's 100% fair trade and organic coffee and their summer hours are from 11am to 5pm Tues. to Sunday. Winter hours are from only from Thurs. to Sun. Tel. 667 4145
The Sky High Wilderness Ranch has added Hostel type accommodation, in a log structure, to their facilities.
"Hiking around Whitehorse "
There are now stairs connecting Whitehorse proper with the Alaska Highway and the airport. Find them at the end of Black Street. They trail is bicycle friendly. Also check out www.whitehorse.ca
Annual Festivals in Whitehorse:
Latter half of June - Whitehorse Poetry Festival.
Focusing on poems celebrating the North and its wilderness. Poetry can be submitted not later than June 1st. More info and entry forms can be obtained from the Whitehorse Library firstname.lastname@example.org www.whitehorsepoetry.com
- The Yukon International Storytelling Festival is moving around a bit.
Check: www.storytelling.yk.net for dates. Or call 633 7550
Whitehorse - Rock Climbing
The rock climbing club "Equinox Rox" has a new telephone number - 456 7846. They have all kinds of programs and a week-end drop-in.
Whitehorse Car & RV Rentals
The Subaru car dealer just below the Two Mile Hill, and close to the brand-new and huge Canadian Tire store, (as well as Wall Mart, Coles, Starbucks etc) also is the agency for Rent-A-Wreck.
They do have good rates starting at $50 per day with 150km free per day, more km/per day than other car rentals. They also give a 5% discount to HI hostel members. www.whitehorsesubaru.com
Tel. 393 6550 and Fax 393 6551
Check out the end of the season one-way rentals from Fraser RV Rentals. Check for a RV to Vancouver and to as far away as Toronto - usually mid Sept. to late Oct. More info at 1 800 661 2441 or www.fraserrv.com Also check for possible early Spring deals from points South to Whitehorse.
Page 152 - Transport out of Whitehorse.
For bus service between Whitehorse to Dawson check with www.huskybus.ca
Mackenzie Bus Lines gave up service after one summer.
Check the Hostel in Dawson City for 'Van Tours' page for information on day trips up the Dempster Highway.
How to get to Dawson City from Whitehorse
Now three times a week in summer with www.huskybus.ca
Other Transportation possibilities:
With the passenger van of the Dawson City River Hostel between Dawson City - Stewart Crossing - Carmacks - Whitehorse - Dawson City.
Their van has space for canoes and lots of luggage and maximum 10 passengers.
Minimum 6 passengers.
Tel. in Summer only 1 867 993 6823
YUKON RIVER CHAPTER
Page 156 - Prospect Yukon has closed for business.
Page 157 - Canoe Rentals:
Klondike Canoe Rentals. Tel. 334 2899. www.klondikecanoe.yk.ca
There are two new canoe/ kayak races out of Whitehorse:
"Yukon 1000" goes from Whitehorse to the Dalton Bridge in Alaska, 1600km / 1000 miles from Whitehorse.
"Yukon 360" is a roughly 360 km race and on a different river each summer.
Check www.yukon1000.com for more info.
Or call Peter Coates at 867 688 4630
Page 173 - Town of Faro - Where to stay
- Faro Studio Hotel. E-mail address is: email@example.com
- Blue House B&B (formerly Nature Friends B&B)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org From $80 to $100
- North Star B&B has this e-mail address: email@example.com
Rates from $85.
- Anne's home B&B. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faro - Ross River Hiking Trail
The 67.6 (about 42 miles) long multi-use trail between Faro and Ross River is now almost fully established. There are four shelters / cabins for the weary hiker along this wilderness trail which should take about 3 to 4 days to hike.
For more info and maps contact the Town of Faro at 994 2728 or the Campbell Region Interpretive Centre (CRIC) at 994 2288.
Page 174 - Festival's in Faro
The annual "Wild Meat Feast" is held the last Saturday of July.
Eat moose, sheep and even grizzly meat.
Page 176 - Coffee shop at Takhini Hot Springs
Bean's North Cafe is located at km 9.3 Takhini Hot Springs Road.
Summers daily from 7.30am to 5pm and Winters from Thurs. to Sunday's noon to 5pm. Organic coffee roasted in the Yukon. Tel. 667 4145 www.beannorth.com
Page 185 - Keno - What to do
Do not miss the beer bottle house build by the former owner of the Keno city Hotel, Geordie Dobson. A labour of love that started in 1966 and was completed 4 years later with about 32.000 beer bottles.
- Keno City also is a worldwide known haven for rare butterflies like the "Eversmann's Parnasian" as well as other Alpine and Beringian species. More info at 667 8291
DAWSON CITY CHAPTER
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Dawson City - Yukon River Ferry
For information concerning the Yukon River ferry, especially their first day of operation after the ice break-up beginning of May........or late April.
Call either 993 5441 or 993 5344.
Page 192 - Dawson City
For information about city hall contact www.cityofdawson.ca
Page 193 - Dawson City River Hostel
Rates have gone up a bit at the hostel:
$22 for a dorm bed
$48 for a private room for either one or two guests and a third one pays $18. Children are free of charge.
Tenting fee is $14 one person/one tent and $10 if more than one person in a tent. Weeklly rates are available. Monthly tenting rates for summer workers only.
Rental rates: $25 per day for bike or canoe.
Canoe rental from Whitehorse to Dawson City $275 and from Carmacks to Dawson City $160.
Free of charge sauna.
Page 195 Dawson City - Restaurants
Mama Cita has closed and so has Amicas. The Pleasure Island Restaurant has closed as well.
And there is one new restaurant - Antoinette's Food Cache. Only open evenings. Tel. 993 6822
Page 196 Dawson City - Taxi Service
Check the visitor centre for the latest concering a taxi service.
Page 198 - Cycle-Cycle Bike Rental has closed his business.
Page 197 - Eagle Canoe Rental has closed for business.
Check the hostel for their rental rates to either Eagle of 40Mile.
www.yukonhostels.com or 993 6823
Page 199 - Dawson City
Veterinary Service: If there is no answer at the number given in the book, call 993 6792 or private number (in emergencies only) 993 5205 or pager 993 5239.
The Library within the school on 4th Ave. has three very new AND fast computers which may be used for a maximum of 30 minutes per day, per person. Reserve your 30 minutes in the same day of usage - unlike Whitehorse, where up to one hour can be reserved 7 days in advance.
'Tastybyte Internet Cafe' – has closed for business.
Check-out the brand-new coffee shop / rest. across from the liquor store.
Also the place to fix you Apple laptop etc and there is one computer one can use.
Both bus lines, Mackenzie Bus Lines and Dawson City Courier are out of business.
Concerning bus service info please check under the Whitehorse section of this update.
We all have to wait a few more years before the bridge across the Yukon River will be built. Start of construction, as announced by the Yukon Government early 2005, has been cancelled.
The bridge has been cancelled until another decade…if ever.
Page 228 Chicken, Alaska
- Chicken Center now offers RV Parking, cabin rentals, a cafe shop, store, gold panning and tours. For reservations call Tok at 907 883 5081 or www.chickenak.com
- The Chicken saloon / gift shop / restaurant has this website: www.chickenalaska.com
DEMPSTER HIGHWAY CHAPTER
Page 232 Tombstone Territorial Park
A brand new and much larger Visitor Centre at Tombstone Park has opened in 2009.
Restrictions have been placed on three tent sites within the park - Grizzly, Divide and Talus Lakes.
There is now a limit of 10 free permits (per tent) for a maximum of three days per site. Permits are available from the Tombstone Government Campground only in person and not more than two days prior to when the hike is to start. No permit is required for day hikes into these areas.
Bear proof containers are a must and can be obtained free of charge for a $40 deposit.
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