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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,

I'll be flying into Whitehorse on Sunday afternoon and have a day and a half to kill before I start my drive up to the Dawson area.

Any ideas on how to kill some time? Any recommended activities, places to eat, drink, etc.?
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At the west end of Main Street is a cafe called Baked. Good coffee and food, good wifi, and walking distance to the good shops on Main. Check out Mac's Fireweed Books on Main Street and be sure not to miss the basement, good maps and books.

Check out Yukon Brewery. www.yukonbeer.com They do tours at noon, two, and four, seven days a week. Their beer is awesome.

There are lots of good half day paddle options, with shuttles, right out of downtown Whitehorse. They'll shuttle you up to where the Takhini enters the Yukon River and you get a nice leisurely paddle back to Whitehorse. There are also some developed hot springs out Takhini way.

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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.
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If you are into exercising, their community pool-25m and gym is a great set up. There are some elite level swimmers training there. Whitehorse.... Ah what a beautiful city that is....
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send darren a PM

go to Beringia.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the quick suggestions!

John, I'm going to crash at Tomoko's place.

We're going to backpack the Tombstone range next week but she's currently in Assiniboine so I'll arrive in town before she does.
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Hope you made it alright to the Tombstones.

There's recent reports of snow in the area!

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There's recent reports of snow in the area!

ya i saw pics of fresh snow on the peaks on fb this morning.
you know what that means?
NO BUGS
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