Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
Stop at Braeburn Lodge on your way to Dawson, about 75km out of Whitehorse.
I spent a couple weeks in the Yukon and Alaska this summer, and found it's gone pretty downhill in many regards. The hotels are expensive and dumpy and no one seems to have renovated anything in the last 30 years. We drove up the AK highway, and every place to eat was disgusting. In Whitehorse, the food is better, but barely. My daughter wanted to go to Boston Pizza one evening, and the food and service were both horrible. Ricky's is supposed to be even worse. It seems the chains are just terrible.
Burnt Toast is good. Try indie spots, they're your best bet.
Where are you staying? We tried a B&B that was only a few bucks more than the hotels, and 100x nicer. But, it's not central, and you'd need wheels.