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Beaufort Sea North Yuko N Alaska,USA Old Crow Inuvik Arctic Circle welcome North Yukon is a remote region boasting five wilderness parks and encompassing much of the range of the Porcupine caribou herd. Here the legendary Dempster Highway crosses the Arctic Circle and leads travellers across a spectacular subarctic landscape. North Yukon is the home of the Gwich’in, Han, Inuvialuit and Northern Tutchone peoples who have occupied the land for centuries. Yukon Dawson City Northwest Territories WHITEHORSE Pacific Ocean British Columbia our community old Crow North Yukon’s only community is the traditional and close-knit Vuntut Gwitchin village of Old Crow. This fly-in community is located at the confluence of the Crow and Porcupine rivers. The Vuntut Gwitchin is a self-governing First Nation. Old Crow is on the migration path of the Porcupine caribou herd. Harvesting caribou continues to be important to the Gwich’in —caribou is their primary food source. Visitors will find limited amenities. Accommodations and tours are available if planned in advance, and local residents are increasingly offering services like wildlife viewing tours and cultural experiences. Air North flies to Old Crow from Dawson City and Whitehorse six times a week and from Inuvik once a week. When visiting Old Crow, pick up a copy of the Old Crow Walking Tour brochure. For more information, visit www.oldcrow.ca. Population: 267 local attractions dempster highway One of the world’s unique driving routes, the Dempster is famous for its colourful alpine tundra landscapes, wildlife, scenic vistas and memorable driving adventures. Starting near Dawson City, this unpaved 736-km two-lane highway crosses North Yukon and continues north to Inuvik, NWT. Named in honour of Corporal Dempster, the Mountie who led the search for the “Lost Patrol,” the Dempster Highway is the only year-round public road in Canada that crosses the Arctic Circle. This gravel highway runs through remote wilderness with very limited services. Drivers are encouraged to take special precautions before starting up the Dempster. Ruddy Turnstone – YG tombstone interpretive Centre Start your journey up the Dempster Highway with a visit to the interpretive centre, about one hour north of the Dempster Corner turnoff, or in downtown Dawson City at the Western Arctic Information Centre. Tombstone Territorial Park naturalists offer local knowledge, park and travel information, special events and tips for wildlife viewing from the highway. Join an interpretive walk and explore the centre’s natural history displays. This is the site of Tombstone Territorial Park Campground, nestled in a grove of spruce trees along the North Klondike River. Km 71 Dempster Highway. www.travelyukon.com 1959 Anglican Church – YG arctic Circle Stop at the Arctic Circle viewpoint at 66° 33’ North latitude to enjoy the breathtaking views. On summer solstice, June 21, the sun doesn’t set at the Arctic Circle. The further north one travels, the higher the midnight sun. This Arctic phenomenon creates unique conditions in nature that make the tundra come alive for a very short, intense and productive growing season. Imagine the many great activities you can enjoy with all this light! Km 405 Dempster Highway travelyukon.com 79

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Yukon 2008 Vacation Planner

Table of Contents
Destination Yukon
Calendar of Events
Watson Lake
Southern Lakes Teslin, Tagish, Atlin, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Mount Lorne
Whitehorse
Kluane Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, Beaver Creek
Campbell Faro, Ross River
Silver Trail Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City
Klondike Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City
North Yukon Old Crow
Winter Magic
Yukon Scenic Drives
Experience Yukon
Yukon Highways Accommodations
Hunting
Campgrounds and RV Parks
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