The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

This airplane is a working weather vane.

A close up of the 'weather vane'.

Larry is a tire addict and not a shopper. This one drew...

Lunch

One picture of downtown

Tribute to the pioneers.

Summer Solstice and Aboriginal Day celebration.

Band was playing . We called it Yukon Bluegrass

It was a rainy day. Summer Soltice celebration without sunshine.

Juggler

Pioneer Hotel. I take pics of the signs to help me remember.

Pioneer Hotel... oldest building in Whitehorse

Yukon River from the park where the celebration was going on.

Largest built fish ladder.

Fish ladder built for spawning Salmon

The entrance has windows below water level.

Fish ladder view from the top.

Fish ladder

SS Klondike

SS Klondike

Klondike plaque

Klondike

Miles Canyon Bridge

View from Bridge

Miles Canyon

Panoramic shot of the canyon.

Canyon from the hiking trail.


It rained and rained. We ventured out during a break in the clouds. Whitehorse is a good size town. It had major department stores along with the historic downtown shops and restaurants.

We had lunch downtown and walked over to the park to check out the crowd. Turns out it was June 21, Summer Solstice and Aboriginal Day. They had a celebration going on in the park. It was damp and muddy, which still didn't stop the crowd from coming. Kids were enjoying jugglers and clowns and the adults were being entertained by bands and story telling. They have a replica of the towns history in the part. The buildings were not open during the celebration. The crowd was too large to manage though them.

The Transportation museum has an actual airplane that is a working weather vane. Check the pictures.

We wanted to take the boat ride through Miles Canyon. It was still raining and the cloud cover was low so we didn't sign up for it. We did get a chance to walk down to foot bridge and and hike around a little.



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