Yukon Resources

Thanks to Tom H for tips on links.

UNESCO World Heritage site.
Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.

Environmental NGOs.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
CPAWS, Yukon Chapter.
Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Yukon Environmental Network.
Sierra Club, Canada.
Nature Conservancy Canada; Alberta and The North.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... b_ncc_work
Conservation de la nature Canada; Alberta et le Nord.
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/Pa ... b_cnc_work

Parks Canada.
National Parks of Canada; Yukon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kluane_Nat ... nd_Reserve
National Historic Sites of Canada; Yukon.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/docs/r/system-r ... eux75.aspx

Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Resources.
Ed note: The source for these links is the Canadian Canoe Museum.
Aboriginal Canada Portal.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... index.html
Aboriginal Canada Portal; Heritage and Traditions.
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/s ... 26711.html
Native American Technology and Art.

Handbook of the North American Indians.
William C Sturtevant, General Editor.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Volume 3: Environment, Origins, and Population.
Douglas H Ubelaker, Editor.
The natural environment of the continent to which Indian cultures adapted in prehistoric and historic times, natural resources utilized by these cultures, current knowledge of the earliest Indian occupation (before 9,000 BC), and human biology of Indian and Eskimo (Inuit) populations, prehistoric, historic and modern. 2006.
Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations.
Wilcomb E Washburn, Editor.
History of Indian-White relations in the US and Canada following 1492. 1988.
Volume 5: Arctic.
David Damas, Editor.
Eskimo, Inuit and Aleut of US, Canada, Greenland and USSR. 1984.
Volume 6: Subarctic.
June Helm, Editor.
Indians from interior Alaska to Labrador. 1981.
Volume 17: Languages.
Ives Goddard, Editor.
Native languages of North America spoken by American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 1996.

General information, offline.
1. For general information that is not specific to the Yukon, please consult the offline entries in National Resources
2. Many of the following items, and likely others, are available at Yukon Books.
http://www.yukonbooks.com/shop/customer ... hp?cat=267
http://www.yukonbooks.com/shop/customer ... hp?cat=188
3. Another source (with many titles in French) is Christian Roux's site; ordering may be a problem though since the site is in France. Christian uses four folders.
(a) Yukon and its history.
Ed note: Most of these references are posted below.
(b) Guides.
Ed note: Most of the Yukon-specific references are posted below.
(c) Flora and fauna.
(d) Novels and stories (London, Service, ...).
4. To obtain more information on a topic, Google one of the following items and follow your nose (some sites offer a list of related books).
Miscellaneous items.
Ed note: Classification will follow the required major expansion.
Coates, Ken S and William R Morrison. Strange Things Done: Murder in Yukon History, McGill - Queen's University Press (2004)
Lougheed, Vivian. Kluane National Park: The Hiking Guide. New Star Books (2007).
North, Dick. The Lost Patrol. Alaska Northwest Books, Anchorage & Seattle (1978).
North, Dick. The Mad Trapper of Rat River: A True Story of Canada's Biggest Manhunt. Lyons Press (2005).
Watson, Jack "Tich" and Gray Campbell. Yukon memories: A Mountie's Story. Whitecap Books, Vancouver/Toronto (1993).
Gold-Rush sources.
Ed note: See also the references listed in British Columbia Resources
Gold and Galena. The Mayo Historical Society. Mayo (1990).
Adney, Tappan. The Klondike Stampede. University of Washington Press (1994).
Backhouse, Frances. Women of the Klondike. Whitecap Books (2010).
Berton, Laura Beatrice. I Married the Klondike. Lost Moose (2005).
Berton, Pierre. The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay / 1897-1899. Boston Mills Press (2005).
Berton, Pierre. The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush, 1896-1899. Basic Books (2003). Ed note: Out of print?
Berton, Pierre. Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush. Anchor Canada (2001).
Foltz Jones, Charlotte. Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush. Holiday House (1999).
Lourie, Peter. Yukon River: An Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Yukon. San Val (2000). Ed note: Likely for children.
Mayer, Melanie J. Klondike Women: True Tales of the 1897-1898 Gold Rush. Swallow Press (1989).
Morgan, Lael. Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush. Whitecap Books (1999).
Ed note: May be the same as Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush: Secret History of the Far North. Epicenter Press (1999).
Morgan, Murray Cromwell. One Man's Gold Rush: A Klondike Album. University of Washington Press (1995).
Murphy, Claire Rudolph and Jane G Haigh. Gold Rush Women. Alaska Northwest Books (2003).
Murphy, Claire Rudolph and Jane G Haigh. Children of the Gold Rush. Alaska Northwest Books (2003). Ed notes: Grades 6 – 9; appears to be fiction.
Nobleman, Marc Tyler. The Klondike Gold Rush. Compass Point Books (2006). Ed note: Classified as “juvenile nonfiction”.
Shape, William. Faith of Fools: A Journal of the Klondike Gold Rush. Washington State University (1998).
Shepherd, Donna Walsh. The Klondike Gold Rush. Franklin Watts (1998). Ed note: Grades 3 to 6.
Stone. Ted. Great Tales of the Gold Rush. Red Deer Press, Red Deer (1999).
Wilson, Graham. The Klondike Gold Rush: Photographs from 1896-1899. Wolf Creek Books (1997).
Coffee-table books.
The Wind, the Snake and the Bonnet Plume: Three Wild Northern Rivers. Yukon Wildlands Project.
Three Rivers: The Yukon’s Great Boreal Wilderness. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2005).
Hartling, Neil. Alaska to Nunavut: The Great Rivers. Key Porter Books, Toronto (2003). Yukon rivers covered: Alsek, Firth, Snake, Tatshenshini and Wind (list complete?).
Hartmier, Richard. Yukon / Colour of the Land. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park (2005).
Madsen, Ken. Wild Rivers, Wild Lands.Lost Moose Publishing, Whitehorse (1996).
Roads and Travel.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Yukon Chapter. Yukon’s Tombstone Range and Blackstone Uplands. Whitehorse (2000).
The Milepost. Morris Communications (2010).
Western Arctic Handbook Committee.. Canada's Western Arctic - Including the Dempster Highway. Inuvik (2002)
Alaska Highway, Wikipedia.
Dempster Highway, Wikipedia.
Brown, Tricia. The World-Famous Alaska Highway: A Guide to the Alcan & Other Wilderness Roads of the North. Alaska Northwest Books. (2008).
Dalby, Ron. Guide to the Alaska Highway. Menasha Ridge Press (2008).
Donaldson-Yarmey, Joan. Backroads of Alaska and the Yukon. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton (1999).
Hanus, Josef and Josef M Hanus. Alaska Yukon & Northwest Territories. JH Fine Art Studio, Burnaby (year?). Ed note: Primarily photos
Lanz, Walter. Along the Dempster: An Outdoor Guide to Canada's Northernmost Highway. Oak House (1990).
Molvar, Erik. Scenic Driving Alaska and the Yukon. Insider’s Guide, Guilford (2005).
Morton. Keith. Planning a Wilderness Trip in Canada and Alaska. Rocky Mountain Books, Calgary (1996).
Neville, John. Travelling the Dempster, Trafford Publishing, Victoria (2005).
Reinmuth, Dieter. Yukon Travel Adventure Guide.. Publisher? (year?)
Readicker-Henderson, Ed and Lyn. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway. Hunter Publishing, NJ (1998).
Stone, Ted. Alaska and Yukon History Along The Highway. Red Deer Press, Red Deer (1997).
Voss, Jennifer. Klondike Trail, The Complete Hiking and Paddling Guide. Lost Moose Publishing, Whitehorse (2001).

General information, online.
Ed note:
For general information that is not specific to the Yukon, please consult also the online entries in National Resources
Early Canadiana Online.
Geographical Names of Canada.
Gold-Rush sources.
Klondike Gold Rush.
Chilkoot Trail.
White Pass.
Gold Rush Stories.
http://www.library.state.ak.us/goldrush ... s/home.htm
Gold Rush Timeline.
http://www.library.state.ak.us/goldrush ... meline.htm
Biographies of Gold Rush Women.
http://library.thinkquest.org/11313/Gol ... index.html

Yukon Parks.
Government site.
Wikipedia site.

Paddling clubs and associations.
Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club.

Links for paddlers.
Canadian Canoe Museum.
Our Canoeing Heritage.
http://www.canoemuseum.ca/index.php/200 ... e-mainhtml
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
I Speak for Canadian Rivers.
Canadian Rivers Network.
http://www.ispeakforcanadianrivers.ca/c ... twork.html
Google maps.
Google Earth.
Great Canadian Rivers.
Trans Canada Trail.
Links specific to the Yukon.
Yukon rivers.
Yukon lakes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_la ... nada#Yukon

Government links for paddlers.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Nautical Charts and Publications.
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tides, Currents and Water Levels.
Region 2; Arctic.
Map boundaries: Westing: 55 to 145 degrees; Northing: 60 to 85 degrees.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/cgi-bin/ti ... h&region=2
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Tide predictions.
Volume 4; Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay.
http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Da ... able.shtml
Canadian Hydrographic Service; Current tables
Volume 4; Arctic Ocean and Hudson Bay.
http://www.chs-shc.gc.ca/twl-mne/curren ... nt-eng.asp
Natural Resources Canada; Topographical maps. (Toporama)
Real-time Hydrometric Data.
Information about Lifejackets and PFDs from the Safe Boating Guide.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... 24.htm#lj1
Lifejackets & PFDs.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... u-1692.htm
Minimum Safety Equipment Required for the Size and Type of your Pleasure Craft.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/de ... nu-690.htm
NB: In the case of any discrepancy between the information on this page and the Small Vessel Regulations, the formal regulatory text shall remain the final authority.
Formal regulatory text / Small Vessel Regulations.
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2010/ ... 1-eng.html
Links specific to the Yukon.
Yukon Tourism.
Yukon road map.
Yukon watershed map.
http://www.environmentyukon.ca/maps/vie ... l/1/9/165/
Yukon weather.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast ... html?id=YK
Marine weather; Western Arctic.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/marine/r ... l?mapID=05

US links for paddlers.
US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_G ... nce_Agency
NGA Maritime Safety Information.
NGA Digital Nautical Chart.
NAG Maritime Domain Contact Listing.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01/in ... ID=Article
NGA Global Shoreline Data Set.
http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/nga01/in ... ID=Article
NOAA Synoptic-scale weather maps.
ALLAN: Anything for YT?
NOAA National Data Buoy Center.
ALLAN: Anything for YT?
NOAA Online chart viewer.
ALLAN: Anything for YT?
http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineViewe ... rTable.htm
NOAA Synoptic weather map.
ALLAN: Anything for YT?
Tide Height and Current Speed Predictor.
ALLAN: Anything for YT?

Paddling and related information, offline.
Ed note: Yukon Books lists many books, both general and paddling.
Kanawa. Canada's Paddling Magazine. Published quarterly by Paddle Canada.
The Upper Yukon Basin. Alaska Geographic, Vol. 14, No.2.
Go Trekkers. Maps for sale.
Beaufort Delta Coast.
Ivvavik National Park.
Kluane National Park.
Vunvut National Park.
http://www.gotrekkers.com/mm5/merchant. ... ions&show=
Davies, Gordon. The Living Rivers of British Columbia and Yukon: Volume 2. Ronsdale Press, Vancouver (1996). Volume 1 covers BC rivers only.
Ed note: Both volumes are more about fishing than tripping.
MacClean, Dan. Paddling the Yukon River and its Tributaries. Publications Consultants, Anchorage (2005).
Madsen, Ken and Peter Mather. A Guide to Paddling in the Yukon: A Guide to Rivers, Lakes and the Arctic Ocean. Primrose Publishing (for the Caribou Commons Project), Whitehorse (2004).
Ed note: Short descriptions (2-3 pages each) of about 70 rivers in the Yukon and nearby.
Noel, Lynn (Editor). Voyages: Canada’s Heritage Rivers. Breakwater Press, Saint John’s (1995).
Peepre, Juri and Susan Locke. Wild Rivers of the Yukon's Peel Watershed. Friesens, Altona (2008).
Entries: Peel, Wind, Snake, Bonnet Plume, Hart, Blackstone, Ogilvie and Rat.
Thomas, Alister (editor). Canada's Best Canoe Routes. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003). Entries: Bonnet Plume, Tatshenshini and Yukon.
Thomas, Alister (editor). More of Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.Boston Mills Press, Erin (2003). Entries: Alsek and Rat-Peel-Porcupine.
Vyvyan, Clara. Edited by I S MacLaren and Lisa N LaFramboise. The Ladies, the Gwich'in, and the Rat: Travels on the Athabasca, Mackenzie, Rat, Porcupine and Yukon Rivers in 1926. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton (1998). Ed note: Che-Mun review at http://www.canoe.ca/AllAboutCanoes/book_ladies.html

Paddling information, online.
cartespleinair (Charles Leduc library).
then Canot, then Cartes (reports) or Canorama (overiew).
If you use any of the information supplied at cartespleinair, please consider making a contribution to the Fonds pour la Préservation des Rivières (FQCK) at http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca
Che-Mun. The Journal of Canadian Wilderness Canoeing.
Ed note: Issues are available online two quarters after publication.
Nastawgan. Published quarterly by the Wilderness Canoe Association.
To view the Index, go to
Once there, select a Category (for example Trip information).
To view the Archives, go to
http://news.ourontario.ca/nastawgan/Bro ... pubCode=NJ ;
digitization of the database is incomplete and the Search features are not useful.
Out There.
The canoe-related Route information is largely under Adventure/Sports but you might want to look at other folders.
Links specific to the Yukon.
Ed note: See also the paragraph Paddlers’ sites.
Kayak Yukon.
Go to River Info and Pictures.
Yukon River Routes. Author?, Publisher? (year?).
Ed notes:
1. The only known source is Yukon Books.
2. The source provides a map and other information on the
“Alsek, Big Salmon/Yukon, Blackstone, Blanchard, Bonnet Plume, Dezadeash, Donjek/White/Yukon, Eagle, Firth, Fortymile, Frances, Hyland, Kathleen, Lower Klondike, Kluane/Donjek/White/Yukon, Koidern, Lapie, LittleBell – Bell, Little Salmon, South Macmillan/Macmillan, Mcquesten, Morley, Nisutlin, Ogilvie – Peel, Pelly, Primrose River/Kusawa Lake, Porcupine, Rose, Ross, Snake, Takhini, Tatshenshini, Teslin, Tutshi, Lower Watson, Lower Wheaton/Bennett Lake, Upper Wheaton, White/Yukon, Wind, Wolf, and Yukon Rivers.“

Paddlers' sites.
Ed notes:
1. Please inform me of omissions.
2. I post links to reports at these sites, but only sporadically.
Gerald Guay.
Derrick Law. (Kayak Yukon)
Charles Leduc. (cartespleinair)
Chris Lepard.
Nestor Lewyckyj.
http://www.lewyckyj.com/Nestor%20Rostys ... 202004.htm
Ted Parker.
Christian Roux.
Katherine Suboch.