10 Ways Canada’s Yukon Territory is Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Can-can Dancers at Diamond Tooth Gerties, Dawson City Credit: Ann Britton Campbell

The call of the wild emanates from just about everywhere in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Some locations are expected (evergreen forests, rugged mountain peaks, remote lakes) while others might surprise (a former brothel-now-bar, a wild-west-esque can-can show, a divey saloon). Looming large over this vast frontier north of the 60th parallel and east of Alaska are the stories and storied remains of the Klondike gold rush. Beginning in 1887, when word of gold in them tar (northern) hills reached souther cities, a stampede of 100,000 dreamers and schemers sailed …

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