The Yukon is totally what people picture when they think of Canada - snow everywhere and a balmy -20 degrees. It was so cold that any condensation on your face turned into tiny icicles! Everyone there seemed to think it was rather warm as it was -40 degrees the previous week! Whitehorse is a tiny little town yet houses most of the population of the Yukon. It has as little as four hours of daylight during the winter and midnight sun during the summer. Despite this very difficult climate, the people we met there genuinely loved living in Whitehorse. It puts us Brits complaining about the weather into perspective!
During the weekend we went dog sledding, witnessed the northern lights, went to a wildlife park and bathed in some hot springs. It was a truly amazing weekend and we were very lucky to see the northern lights. Dog sledding was so much fun and so very surreal. During the moments when you can't see the person in front or behind you and you are just alone, in a snowy wonderland being pulled on a sled by four dogs. Amazing. It was definitely an experience I will never forget.
Excuse the blurriness of the photos of the northern lights - they were rather difficult to photograph with an average camera!
Have you ever visited the Yukon?