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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 (January 2022 consists of over 24,000 files (approximately 4,300 pages) taking up 4.6 GB of space. As well, the companion ExploreNorth Blog which we started on April 25, 2006, has 1,468 posts with over 21,000 photos.

    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:

A short but spectacular aurora borealis outing
On the night of February 26-27th, we got an incredibly strong Northern Lights display that many are calling the best they've ever seen (19 photos).

The Rush to the Klondike Over the Mountain Passes
An illustrated 6-page article by Edward S. Curtis in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine of April 1898 paints a grim picture of the journey.

Dr. Antoine "Antony" Varicle (1853-1907)
Born in France, M. Varicle's life included a couple of grand expedition plans, to the Klondike gold fields by balloon, and to the North Pole by dogsled.

A blog flashback: Alaska cruise, sailing from Vancouver to Sitka
Originally posted on September 17, 2010 (23 photos).