Murray Lundberg is a cruise consultant, cruise ship speaker, writer and photographer. With his wife and several animals, Murray lives on forested acreage at the edge of Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Many weekends are spent at a cabin in the little village of Carcross, about 60 km south. Monty and Kayla are the Alaskan huskies who live with him, and are his companions for most expeditions into the backcountry (they have their own Web pages at “Everything Husky!“).
I’ve been active in nature and heritage conservation efforts since the late 1970s. In 1985 I visited the Yukon and Alaska, flying my own small plane, and fell in love with the country – five years later, I moved to Whitehorse. I’ve travelled extensively, conducted educational tours throughout the Yukon, Alaska and the western Northwest Territories, and have been a regular speaker on cruise ships in both Alaska and the Caribbean since 2005. I’ve written a local mining history, Fractured Veins & Broken Dreams, a smaller book about the Alaska Highway, and a guide to South Klondike Highway. I have also edited several Northern titles including “Mackenzie Breakup” and “The Life and Times of Digger Cook”.
Heavily involved in community affairs, I was an Auxiliary member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from 1994-1997, and have served on several community boards including Block Parents, the Whitehorse Heritage Advisory Board and the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race. I also served as an elected member of the South Klondike Local Advisory Council while living full-time in Carcross for several years.
A self-described “late bloomer,” I returned to school at the age of 41, and graduated with honours from Yukon College, in the field of Northern Justice and Criminology.
I came to the conclusion a few years ago that I was born a Northerner, it just took me 40 years to get home! The more of this amazing land I see, the further I want to explore, and the Internet now allows me to share that passion.