|Bridge into town of Teslin|
We checked into the Pioneer RV Park, south of the town of Whitehorse. The park was nice, though with sites close together. Actually the upper level would have been nicer but there was no wi fi up there and the main reason we stay at commercial parks at all is for the wi fi so Joe can catch up on some work and I can catch up on blogs.They had gas and propane for sale, which we took advantage of before leaving, topping off our tanks.
Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon Territory and the city with the largest population. They have a population of around 26,000, which is about 75% of all of the Yukon. Good place to do some shopping, get repairs done, etc. It is still so amazing to drive through this area and only see natural settings, no houses or even many towns. Whitehorse was founded during the Klondike gold rush.
We decided to go on a tour of the S.S Klondike but first drove out to Bean North Roasting Co, where they roast certified fair trade beans from around the world. They have a cute cafe near the Takhini Hot Springs where we had some mocha coffee and bought some beans we had them ground for us.
Carrying general merchandise and a few passengers, the S.S. Klondike would make the 740 kilometre (460 mile) downstream on the Yukon River run from Whitehorse to Dawson City. It then headed back to Whitehorse. Most of the steamers, including this one burned wood. They would go through so many cords of wood, that they would have to stop at wood camps along the way to get more wood to burn.
|View from top deck|