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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2016, 1:57 pm 
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In downtown Whitehorse on Main Street almost down to the River is the "Baked Cafe and Bakery". All sorts of yummy pastries and a large selection of breakfast sandwiches and coffee/expressos. We often eat there. My pit crew provided us with a surprise box of their cinnamon rolls for our trip downriver. Now those were good tasting buns. Big, not huge and very much appreciated. Just large enough to provide a long lasting carb/sugar shot while paddling.


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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2016, 5:27 pm 
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the fish ladder is on a 5km loop trail that is a nice hike along the river, and crosses the river twice on footbridges - that and the hike at Miles Canyon are both easy and fun.

Even Whitehorse is not so big that you can't spend a day just walking around in town, but Dawson is more fun to do the same.


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nessmuk wrote:
In downtown Whitehorse on Main Street almost down to the River is the "Baked Cafe and Bakery". All sorts of yummy pastries and a large selection of breakfast sandwiches and coffee/expressos. We often eat there. My pit crew provided us with a surprise box of their cinnamon rolls for our trip downriver. Now those were good tasting buns. Big, not huge and very much appreciated. Just large enough to provide a long lasting carb/sugar shot while paddling.

Ya know if you get fixated on eating... we had good sushi in Whitehorse and the best Mexican food ever.. The kitchen was run by a fourxfour from the mother country who tolerated no nonsense.. Language was not a barrier. Hands speak volumes.

Sanchez Cantina. Its still there despite the four years since our visit.


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PostPosted: April 13th, 2017, 12:30 am 
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Braeburn has the largest cinnamon buns and it's about 1.5 hrs maybe from Whitehorse to Dawson. Dawson really is only a 5.5 hour drive from Whitehorse (ok with a bit of speeding but never over 120 and that's even in the dead of winter at -35 in the dark and snow covered roads). 6 hours at most. If you don't want to drive there is the Husky Bus that offers rides up to Dawson.

Dawson has the Robert Service and Jack London Cabins and lots of tours. It has the Paddle Wheeler graveyard across the river.

In Dawson there is an outfitter that will rent you a canoes so you can paddle down to Forty Mile and pick you up there. Dawson is a little town where you don't expect much excitement but you can meet fabulous people and see amazing sights. If you're lucky you might stumble upon Caveman Bill who lives across the river in a cave!

You could head down to Mayo, not much in Mayo but past it you can go to Keno (and the weekend after the Dawson City Music Festival they have their own small festival)- pretty good for a place population 12! At Keno you have sign post hill- 11 ams up the top of a mountain! Roads can be dodgy but worth the view.

In Dawson there are a lot of Parks Canada Historical Tours. Don't forget to check out Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre- and learn about the Han people of the area and Chief Isaac. Dawson City does have the Music Festival in July. Places and campsites will fill up quickly for that.

And for the fans of Yukon Gold you may never know which of the miners you may bump into. Most of the people from Dawson are very willing to talk and share stories.

Fishing on Tatchtun Lake or Mayo Lake. Granted you'll have to grab a canoe in Whitehorse but they are great fishing spots.

Carcross has an awesome desert. Yes a desert! Carcross also has a great mountain for hiking or mountain biking-they're really been working on their trails. Montana Mountain.

You could head out to King Solomon's Dome (just down Bonanza Creek in Dawson), somewhere on the dome is a case of Canada Club Whiskey buried there for a contest in 1967-1981. 5 of the cases have never been found-1 on King Solomon's Dome. I'm betting some old miner found it and just drank it. You could have won a trip around the world if you found one of the cases.

Tombstone is up the Dempster from Dawson and the spectacular scenery is just awesome. The vast wilderness is unimaginable.

Walking the 9th Avenue Trail in Dawson is pretty fun- you can see all the remains- rusty tin cans etc... just strewn throughout the woods.

I haven't done much in Whitehorse- there is the wildlife reserve. You could always do a summer dog sled- check out the dogs at Muktuk. I did the hot springs. Liard in northern BC are better.


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