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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 Territory, Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. The site currently (January 2017) consists of 30,698 files (approximately 5,600 pages) taking up 2.25GB 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:

Yukon Wildlife Preserve, and musher Frank Turner
On the final day of activities on the 12-day Yukon Quest tour, we spent the morning at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, and then visited musher Frank Turner at his dog sledding operation.

The Sternwheeler Graveyard
Seven steamboats are rotting away on the banks of the Yukon River near Dawson City. Some have been here for over a century.

The Wonderful Jet World of Pan American
This promotional film from 1959 gives a good look at Pan Am's Boeing 707s, including the work of mechanics and other crew, and the new jet service to Europe (24:13).

Canadian Semi-postal Air Stamps
When bush planes began replacing sled dog teams in the 1920s, the Post Office wasn't always quick to respond to the increased cost of aircraft on a particular run.

Living on a glacier, thinking about rocks
In 2016, Sam Herreid slept for 12 nights on rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice, learning how rock cover affects glacier melt.