Photo: MacBride Museum of Yukon History
As you check out of your accommodation in Whitehorse, make sure you bring hiking shoes, a water bottle and warm, waterproof layers with you. It’s going to be an intense day!
Drive to the Alaska Highway, or “Alcan” Highway, and explore this historic route. Stop by the MacBride Museum to discover the true importance of this highway in local history.
After that, stop by the beautiful village of Carcross, nestled in the Southern Lakes Region. Grab your camera and pause at scenic spots like Emerald Lake and Carcross Desert. Measuring just one square mile, it’s the world’s smallest desert!
Spend some free time in Carcross before taking a stunning guided hike with Taiga Journeys. Your two to three-hour hike will afford you some amazing views of the area – perfect for your next Instagram post!
When you’re finished in Carcross, drive the scenic route to Marsh Lake, while stopping for photos. When you’ve reached your accommodation, relax and refuel for another exciting day of Yukon adventures!
Where to stay
A much-loved Yukon property, Inn on the Lake is a unique rustic lodge at the edge of Marsh Lake. Founder Carson Schiffkorn is an accomplished chef, and offers a cosmopolitan dining experience in the midst of the Yukon wilderness.
Where to eat
Start the day with breakfast at Burnt Toast Café, a funky restaurant and café in Whitehorse. For lunch, check out the chic Bistro on Bennett in Carcross.