Category Archives: Travel

Honouring Bomber Command and Ancient Buffalo in Alberta

My objective for yesterday was to re-visit the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, 209 km south near Fort MacLeod, but I got sidetracked a bit as well Trying to work with my car’s navigation system was extremely frustrating – … Continue reading

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A Look at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, Alberta

While my daughter and her partner, and my grand-daughters were all at work or school, I went exploring to the north, to see a historic site that’s been on the must-see list for many years. Now it’s still on my … Continue reading

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Flying from Whitehorse to Calgary

On Wednesday, I made the 2 hour, 20 minute flight from Whitehorse to Calgary with Air North. The spur for the trip was to pick up a new car, but it was also a great chance to spend time with … Continue reading

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The End of Winter, the Start of Spring

This has felt like The Winter With No End – pretty well everyone’s been complaining about the weather the past couple of weeks in particular. Finally, though, Spring has arrived (and it looks like Summer is only days away). Last … Continue reading

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It’s Not Spring in Skagway Yet, Either

This is always a busy time of year, and this year is no exception. With Father Winter hanging around Whitehorse long after he’s worn out his welcome, though, I’ve been to Skagway twice in the past 10 days, searching in … Continue reading

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Spring Exploring: the Kusawa Lake Road

Spring makes me crazy to get out of the house, and Friday looked like a good road-trip day, so Monty and I headed west on the Alaska Highway. It was -21°C (-6°F), sunny and windy when we left the house … Continue reading

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Back in the Yukon, Home of Father Winter

I flew home from Kelowna a couple of days ago, on Wednesday, going from temperatures as high as +15°C (59°F) back to nights down to -32°C (-26°F) The weather forecast called for clouds and showers for the entire trip except … Continue reading

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Back in the Okanagan Valley

Some of you are wondering what I’m up to, as I haven’t posted in almost 2 weeks. I’m in Kelowna with my Dad at the moment, but here’s the catch-up. Way back on the 8th, we had the best of … Continue reading

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From Winter to Spring – Whitehorse to Dyea

It’s that time of year when I love being able to drive to Spring. On Saturday, Cathy, Bobbie and I took advantage of a forecast sunny day to drive to Dyea, to get away from the snow for just a … Continue reading

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To Kluane Country in the Sunshine

After an excellent weekend at the Sourdough Rendezvous, I decided to take advantage of a forecast sunny day for a drive out the Alaska Highway to Kluane Lake, a little over 500 kilometers (310 miles) round-trip from home. The dogs … Continue reading

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