Sunday, July 17, 2016

Yukon Bound

Our summer adventure is about to start! This year we plan to take advantage of the low gas prices and the outstanding exchange rate with Canada to revisit the Great White North. Long time readers may recall that two years ago we did the full Alaska trip and had a fantastic time. So why repeat part of the trip? Well last time our goal was to visit Alaska so basically we blew through northern Canada in an effort to be able to spend as much time as possible in Alaska. The idea was that at some point we would return to Canada and spend more time in northern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.


Our general plan is to head north toward Montana where we will stop and visit one of Valerie's high school friends plus spend a couple days near Flathead Lake where our daughter is camp hosting at a state park.  This is the peak time for flathead cherries so will have to track some of those down also.  After Flathead we will enter Canada at Roosville MT and head toward Kootenay National Park in BC. After Kooteny we will visit Banff National Park and then drive the Ice Fields Parkway up to Jasper National Park. We are expecting these three national parks to be very crowded and busy so I’m sure we will be more than ready for the wide open country in northern BC.  We will intersect the Alaska Highway (Alcan) at Dawson Creek BC and will follow it all the way to Whitehorse Yukon.  We are planning a side trip up into Northwest Territories from Fort Nelson just so we can say we have been to NWT. We also plan to visit Skagway Alaska which is just south of Whitehorse before heading home via the Cassiar Highway. The plan is to re-enter the USA at Oroville WA.

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