Hiking with kids

Alpine hike on the Klondike Highway

June 27, 2016

On our last full day in the Skagway area we decided to head back up the Klondike Highway to explore the backcountry. The US-Canada border is approximately at the mountain summit, but the customs stations are situated approximately 20 kilometers apart.  As a result some of the highway is in a “no-man’s land” of sorts. […]

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Hiking with kids

Day Hike on the Historic Chilkoot Trail

June 27, 2016

On my first trip to the Yukon, 12 years ago, I became fascinated with the history of the gold rush to the Yukon and the stories of the people who came. It is hard not to soak it in while travelling around the north.  You find signs of history everywhere.  In 2016 the streets of Skagway, […]

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Camping with kids

Bear Sighting & Bear Trouble in Skagway Alaska

June 27, 2016

Our drive to Skagway, Alaska from Carcross, Yukon was one of the most scenic drives I’ve ever done in my life. There were beautiful mountains, lakes and waterfalls to soak in.  In some ways it was also unexpected because the north west corner of British Columbia was spectacular but the tourist map we had didn’t […]

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Sand Dunes, Beaches and Trains in The Yukon

June 26, 2016

On Day Two we hit a wall. Is this really going to work?  A poem with the lyrics “no no no, they’re always saying no” keeps running through my head.  Are the kids really going to have fun when all we’re saying to them is “don’t do that”, “don’t touch that”, “stop that”, “be careful”.  […]

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Camping with kids

Camping, Being Tourist & Laundry in Whitehorse

June 26, 2016

Today is our first full day on our long anticipated Yukon summer adventure and I’m sitting at the laundromat. In truth I don’t mind so much.  I used to hate laundromats in the days when I had to use them for all my washing.  I used to buy more underwear or socks if I was […]

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Fun with kids

The Barefoot Dilemma

June 26, 2016

“Let them go barefoot” all the adults say. That’s their memory of childhood summers, running barefoot all summer.  They didn’t grow up in Toronto like I did.  Sure we ran through the sprinkler barefoot, on our own front lawn.  But we didn’t go barefoot in Toronto parks.  The fear of syringes or broken glass made […]

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