Otter Falls was once pictured on Canada's five dollar bill.

The Yukon Historical Society has built a cabin as home to the legendary "Sam McGee"
made famous in Robert Service's poem about his cremation. The locomotive on the right
was used by the White Pass and Yukon Route between Whitehorse and Skagway, Alaska.


There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would rnake your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.
. . .
From Songs of a Sourdough, ©Robert W. Service, 1907

Miles Canyon was one of the obstacles faced by prospectors
on their way to the Klondike gold fields.

The construction of a dam downstream has calmed its rapids.
(Note the fish ladder on the left to aid the salmon in their migration to
spawning grounds in further up the Yukon River and its tributaries.)

Sternwheelers such as this one being moved from the
White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad yards in Whitehorse
once provided transportation on the Yukon River.

Learn about the development of communications in the Yukon and Canada's northwest.

Kluane National Park was established in 1972.
The park includes Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada,
and one of the largest non-polar glacier systems in the world.

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