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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 (October 2021) consists of over 24,000 files (approximately 4,300 pages) taking up 4.6 GB of space. As well, the companion ExploreNorth Blog has 850 posts with 14,108 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:

An incredible night of aurora borealis
The night of November 3-4 is now on the short list of the best aurora displays I've ever seen - I posted 26 photos of it.

Fluorescent bill may be seabird's neon sign
The crested auklet's beak - the color of a tangerine - is so bright a scientist thinks it may be fluorescent.

The Canadian Gold Fields, 1897
On November 5, 1897, William Ogilvie gave a lecture on the Yukon at Victoria, and the following day the Victoria Daily Times published it as a 2-page, 9,500-word article.

Many Yukon steamers are not seaworthy, 1897
An article from the Elmira Gazette and Free Press (Elmira, New York), of October 14, 1897.

A blog flashback: A drive to Watson Lake to get 17 rescue puppies
Originally posted on February 17, 2019 (23 photos).