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April 22, 2009

This is where I live.

On the off chance that you're wondering why anybody would possibly want to live in the frozen Yukon, watch this this video from Air North, Yukon's Airline (and my favourite airline of them all).

It's cheaper and easier to get to the Yukon than you thought (unless you're coming from Nunavut and then it's just an expensive pain in the butt).

13 comments:

Meandering Michael said...

Before you ask, nobody's paying me for the plug. I just felt like sharing.

Suzanne said...

2 questions... are all cities in the Yukon that orderly and tidy? They look very clean and well laid-out. And... is there always a full moon? hee!

Meandering Michael said...

Good questions! There is, technically, only one city in the territory and that's Whitehorse. For the most part, it's kept pretty tidy - although you'll have trouble avoiding thawing dog poo around the residential areas at this time of year. I'm pretty sure they didn't clean up the city just for this video. I'm also pretty sure they didn't have much of a special effects budget.

Whitehorse's and Dawson's downtown cores are laid out in grid patterns. Outside of the downtown cores, different planning styles have been used.

As for the full moon, there's at least one every month - even in the summer.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

So, they have full moons every month in Canada, too(lol)

It is absolutely beeeauuutiful there!

Scientific Chick said...

Yukon looks absolutely gorgeous. I think I'd especially like to try dog sledding.

The video just bumped up Yukon in my long list of places to visit. It's still ranking after the Dominican Republic, though.

Thanks for sharing!

Meandering Michael said...

Scientific Chick: I've been to DR. I'd rather be in the Yukon any day of the week. (To be fair, I didn't get to see much of the DR outside of "the compound").

That is the chicken said...

Yukon looks fabulous...one day...one day.
What amazes me is that you aren't keeping this place a secret!

Anonymous said...

Definitely one my favorite places I've ever visited, (if not my favorite) and I've been to a place or two.
Can't wait to go back :)
Chris

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

So, how's the Mushy Poo(TM)supply going?

Fawn said...

Nancy, our last few days of 10 to 24 degree weather (that's in Celsius) has left us with a WHOLE NEW CROP of Mushy Poo Lite(TM)! This is the PREMIUM stuff, and you definitely don't want to miss it.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Oh, you are both too much:)

Well, if you ever need a good sales rep for the Northeast territory....

Anonymous said...

I didn't like the video, they left out some of the best spots and it seemed to drag on and on and on.

There is everything from Climbing ,rafting and hiking in some of the most amazing areas in Canada to sitting and relaxing at Baked (the local coffee shop) in the sun watching friends walk by.

I miss the north, but this video did nothing for me.

Tim P.

Meandering Michael said...

Yeah, Tim, you're right, but if they showed that stuff, nobody would believe it.