Beaver Creek, Yukon
Dec18

Beaver Creek, Yukon

Beaver Creek is another one of those oasis’ in the middle of no where along the Alaska Highway.  In fact, I am just going to let you know that if you are anywhere in the Yukon, you are in the middle of nowhere.  There are a ton of visitor centers in Beaver Creek for anyone traveling through the Yukon.  It can be really helpful no matter which way you are traveling.  Beaver Creek is home to the White River First Nations (Tribal...

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Ibex Valley, Yukon
Dec18

Ibex Valley, Yukon

Population: 315 Elevation: 1,640ft (500m) Time Zone: Pacific (UTC -8) Website: N/A News: Probably Whitehorse News/The Internet Ibex Valley is an incorporated hamlet in the Yukon.  It really should be considered apart of Whitehorse in fact I call its the Whitehorse-Ibex Valley metroplex haha! In the winter the area is really used for outdoor recreation.  Its the perfect valley for snow-snowmobiling, dog sledding, and cross country...

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City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska
Dec03

City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska

The City of Sitka Alaska has one of the more interesting backgrounds out of cities in the north.  Originally known as New Archangel it was originally settled by Tlingit people (indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America) over 10,000 years ago.  Russians settled Old Sitka back in 1799 and was governed by Alexandr Baranov.  He ran the Russian-American Company which was a trading company backed by the Russian Tsar...

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Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Nov25

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Prince Albert is one of those cities considered an oasis in the middle of nowhere.  Those who live there might not consider that as they would say Saskatoon is just around the corner (hour in a half drive).  However if you travel directly north there really is a whole lot of nothing for a long time (all the way to the North Pole).  Henry Kelsey was the first White Man to travel through the area and that was before the 18th century...

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Mount Lorne, Yukon City Profile
Nov17

Mount Lorne, Yukon City Profile

I think before I go over anything, we need to discuss exactly what a hamlet is.  Hamlet can really have all sorts of meanings depending on what country you are in.  In Canada a hamlet is a designated area where people live and in Yukon that means less than 400 people (as of the 2006 census).  When you think of a town that has less than 400 and on top of that in the Yukon you probably think that its a nothing middle of nowhere kind of...

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Hanging Out at Historic Mile Marker 804 in Teslin, Yukon
Nov13

Hanging Out at Historic Mile Marker 804 in Teslin, Yukon

Population: 144 Elevation: 2297ft (700m) Website: www.teslin.ca If you ever wanted to drive to the middle of no where (and if you drive up to Alaska you will have plenty of that), finding yourself in Teslin is a very good start.  What I consider these days to be the middle of nowhere consists of distance from a town of 30,000 or more.  A town of 30,000 people or more tends to have much better medical facilities in the Americas than...

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