I take you inside the MacBride Museum in downtown Whitehorse for a VIP tour. We’ll learn more about the infamous 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and I’ll even try my hand at some gold panning while our guide offers tips and tricks for finding gold within sand and pebbles.
Do you dream of someday visiting the Yukon, but you’re just not sure where to go and what you should see? Greg Girard is here this week from the network of Canada Eh Tourism & Travel websites. He’s going to make it a little easier for you to decide, or maybe a little tougher, because he’s got lots of great suggestions.
Where can you find Iditarod/Yukon Quest sled dog veterans, espresso drinks, and a full-sized mammoth display all in the same place? Answer: Caribou Crossing, and that’s where we’re headed this week on My Yukon Life podcast radio.
My Yukon Life podcast radio host Jennifer Hawks takes listeners inside the Aishihik hydro facility located in the mountains above Whitehorse. If you’ve ever seen an old Canadian $5 bill with a picture of Otter Falls on the reverse, they’re located just above the hydro facility.
It’s the world’s first underground powerhouse north of the 60th parallel. Jennifer takes you 14 floors beneath the Earth’s surface where the water powers three turbines that produce electricity for much of the Yukon.
We also hear from musher Michelle Phillips of Tagish Lake Kennel in advance of her third Iditarod. Ed Hopkins, also of Tagish Lake Kennel talks to us following his 3rd place finish in the River Runner 100.
Music brought to us by Yukon musicians Nicole Edwards, Barbara Chamberlin, and Kim Barlow.