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Canoeing the Arctic Ocean

June 14, 2019

Three in the morning and the wind woke us up.  It had switched directions and was blowing hard with an ominous looking cloud off to the northwest.  It had been a hot day, but the wind was really cold now.  We got up to take down the bug tent and pull the canoes higher up […]

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Paddling out of Tuktoyaktuk

June 13, 2019

In 2018 the first summer road to the Arctic Ocean in Canada was open to the public.  To us this meant we could drive right to the Arctic Ocean and launch our canoes into the Beaufort Sea.  Excited we planned a canoe trip out of Tuktoyaktuk, north up the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula. Researching the trip proved […]

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Paddling the Yukon River to Dawson City

December 31, 2016

Leaving Fort Selkirk felt strange for us since this would be the last leg of our canoe trip.  Our next destination was where we would pull off the river in Dawson City. We have grown accustomed to slow starts in the morning.  Chuck slept over 12 hours and still woke up tired.  It rained off […]

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Visit to Fort Selkirk

November 26, 2016

Paddling downstream from Carmacks we got back into the wilderness very quickly, thank goodness!  It was a beautiful paddle, with scenic hills surrounding a wide river valley.  We passed some native fishing camps. Many salmon were hanging on the wooden racks in the smoke filled fish house.  It looked so inviting we wished we could […]

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Paddling the Yukon River to Carmacks

October 18, 2016

It was mid-July, we had been going for 16 days and we still have over 600 km to paddle to get to Dawson City.  We had finally reached the Yukon River and would not be paddling anymore lakes so we expected to start covering more distance every day, but thinking ahead to how much further […]

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Paddling beautiful Lake Laberge

September 26, 2016

Whitehorse was a significant midpoint of our trip, while not even close to half way in terms of distance it seemed to cut our trip in two. We were able to unload some of our excess gear and resupply with the food we had stashed.  Once past Whitehorse we felt like were on a different […]

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Paddling Marsh Lake to Whitehorse

September 4, 2016

Waking up in a comfortable bed at Six Mile River Resort I didn’t feel like I was on a canoe trip anymore. The cabin was nice but we did hope it wouldn’t interfere with the flow of the trip, especially for the kids.  After a home cooked breakfast at the resort Chuck and I butt […]

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Paddling from Carcross to Tagish

August 28, 2016

We arrived in Carcross fairly early in the morning. Bennett Lake was windy most days so we had started paddling early that morning to get to Carcross before the wind was too strong.  At Carcross there is a narrow section between Bennett Lake and Nares Lake where we paddled under the pedestrian bridge, the train […]

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Paddling Bennett Lake

August 22, 2016

We arrived at the Bennett train station after our scenic train ride over White Pass from Skagway Alaska. We were very excited about being at Bennett Lake as it was one of the more remote parts of our trip and it was very beautiful with huge mountains and sandy beaches.  Since the train continues on […]

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The train trip to Bennett Lake

July 5, 2016

The first day of our canoe trip started with a train ride from Skagway, Alaska to Bennett, BC.  Since the kids don’t go to sleep until very late at night (11 pm) getting them up for a 7:45 am train was our first challenge.  Luckily the train turned out to be on Alaska time so it […]

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