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Welcome North! ExploreNorth is the world's largest Web site that focusses on travel in, and the history of, Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. The site currently (February 2020) consists of over 46,000 files (approximately 7,300 pages) taking up 6.6 GB of space.

    The thousands of pages of information rely heavily on photography, both historic and current, to share our passion for this region.

    The site is constantly being worked on, and the community and highway guides that are an important part of the site for many of our readers are the sections currently being re-designed and re-written.

This Week's Features:

Wandering around in the snow, with a walk at McIntyre Pond
Things have been pretty quiet as the snow gets deeper and the temperature colder. But the light is starting to feel like Spring, and many people are commenting on how good that feels.

Blue beads in the tundra: The first U.S. import from Europe?
Glass beads the size of blueberries found by archeologists in a Brooks Range house-pit might be the first European item ever to arrive in North America, predating the arrival of Columbus by a few decades.

Steamboat on the Chilkat River, 1901
An article from The Province (Vancouver, BC) of February 11, 1901, ridicules the idea.

Stories from Yukon gold mines in 1894
A lengthy illustrated article from San Francisco Chronicle of October 9, 1894.

A blog flashback: A Walk at the Lewes Dam, Yukon River
Originally posted on August 12, 2011.