Delta Junction, Alaska City Profile

The town of Delta Junction is located about 100 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska.  The Big Delta is located at the intersection of the Delta and Tanana Rivers.  Delta Junction is technically the end of the Alaska Highway.  Delta Junction, Alaska has a very small population of just under 1000.  This is very small for […]

Dease Lake, British Columbia Community Profile

Dease Lake is a small community in Northern British Columbia located along the Dease River and only a couple of hours from the Yukon border. Its actually located at the direct south end of Dease Lake (which is actually 2 miles across at its widest).   There has been a gold rush in the area […]

Dawson Creek, British Columbia – City Profile

While a large portion of British Columbia lives on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, there are still those towns in the East. The be more exact Dawson Creek is actually east of all the mountain ranges and sits in a prairie.  Considering that most of British Columbia lives inside the large Rocky Mountain […]

Dawson City, Yukon – City Profile

The town was founded back in 1897 by a man named Joseph Ladue and was named after the man who mapped the entire area 10 years earlier (George M. Dawson). It was the Capital of Yukon for over 50 years before the seat was moved to Whitehorse. The Klondike Gold Rush is really what got […]

Carcross, Yukon City Profile

Carcross was originally known as Caribou Crossing but was changed to Carcross in 1904 because of mail mix-ups with British Columbia’s Cariboo town.  I have decided to start writing about these smaller towns because I see a lot of potential in them.  Carcross for instance has increase nearly double in population from 1996-2008.  That leads […]

Chicken, Alaska – Town Profile

So here is the name of a town in Alaska that no one has heard of but everyone would talk about if they knew.  Chicken, Alaska which bears a funny name, is anything but.  Chicken was originally settled back in the late 1800′s by a bunch of gold miner’s seeking the American Dream. In 1902 […]

Calgary, Alberta – City Profile

Calgary is a unique city in Canada in that they have the most sunny days out of any major city in Canada.  This is due to how far south the city is located.  The further from the poles (North and South) the longer the sunny days are going to be.  It is located in a […]

Brooks, Alberta City Profile

Canadian Mortgages Inc. named Brooks the sixth worst place to live in Canada.  Their reasoning? Healthcare for the most part.  Apparently the situation was so bad as to outweigh the great economy and thriving unemployment rate.  There are plenty of things to do here if you are passing through and the people are friendly enough! […]

Broadview, Saskatchewan City Profile

Broadview was settled in 1885 and was set up as a divisional post for the North-West Mounted Police.  When you drive through here you will notice that its not unlike most of the towns in Saskatchewan in that its located on “rolling” plains which is actually pretty flat.  Its a small town as you can […]