Dags Marasigan


The subarctic climate of Whitehorse, Yukon Territories on 02-03 February 2009

Another subarctic experience when my travel buddy, Peter Roszak and I went to Whitehorse, Yukon on 02-03 February 2009.  He wanted to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) but the weather did not give us any luck.  Fortunately for me, I already saw the Aurora when I went to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on April 2008.

At the airport, we just had to look for the hotel transfer van.  Since we stayed at Westmark Hotel, the transfer was free.  For other hotels, the fare was CD$10 per person.  Distance from the airport to the hotel was about 8 kms (10 min drive) and it was located at downtown center.

In half day, we already ventured the whole of downtown Whitehorse.  We started at the Macbride Museum (which was closed at that time), the river trail, historic Whitehorse Train Depot, the tourism/visitor center, and the SS  Klondike.  We had plenty of time going around the city twice.

We had bison and venison stew for dinner at the High Country Inn which was a 10 minute walk from our hotel.

Following day, we headed back to Toronto for our supposed trip to Nashville, TN on February 5.