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2 edition of The Yukon and Northwest Territories found in the catalog.

The Yukon and Northwest Territories

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gold discoveries,
  • Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 226-227.

    Statement[by] Edward McCourt
    SeriesThe Traveller"s Canada
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1091 .M3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination236 p.
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24788203M
    LC Control Number70094006

    Parts of northern Alaska and Yukon remained ice-free during the last ice age and provided a haven for many animals and humans fleeing from colder regions. Yellowknife is the capital and largest city. Special flags Inthe Northwest Territories celebrated its centennial. People are still struggling with this impact decades later. The easily extracted placer gold was depleted by the early s and the Yukon's population dropped to 8, by This link between continents was estimated to be 2, kilometers wide.

    Some First Nations people found work for wages packing supplies for the miners or working as deckhands or woodcutters for the sternwheelers that traveled the rivers to Dawson City. They no longer provide free maps of the territory, but they will send you The Explorers' Guide, with full listings of accommodations, services, and outfitters, which is updated every year. In about 25, gold-seekers hiked the Chilkoot Trail for the boomtown of Dawson City. His design, a vertical tricolour of green, white, and blue, placed the placed the shield and crest of the arms in the central panel over a garland of fireweed. This usually involves a boat or an airplane trip. Hundreds of whalers wintered at Herschel Island from and many more traveled along the coast into the early s.

    History Yukon First Nations elders and people have many stories and legends about the creation of earth and the first human inhabitants. Municipal flags In the Yukon, both the former capital of Dawson, and the present capital of Whitehorse have municipal flags. Quebec was also extended northwards in Sternwheelers plied the Yukon and Stewart rivers carrying people and supplies between Whitehorse, Mayo and Dawson City.


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The Yukon and Northwest Territories book

For an area so little visited and so distant, the North has long played an integral role in the history and imagination of the Western world.

Originally named Caribou Crossing by miners who had reached this junction point on Bennett Lake en-route to the Klondike gold fields at Dawson in Google Earth is free and easy-to-use. You can also call tel. Alternatively, a more difficult loop takes hikers one hour around the falls, which are twice the height of Niagara in Ontario.

The Royal Northwest Mounted Police served as customs officers, law enforcers, postmasters and welfare officers in the new territory. Few of the newcomers were in time to stake claims, but many made fortunes as merchants catering the whims of the wealthy miners.

In about 25, gold-seekers hiked the Chilkoot Trail for the boomtown of Dawson City.

Yukon Territory Map

For centuries, names such as the Klondike, Hudson's Bay, and the Northwest Passage have conjured up powerful images of rugged determination in an untamed and harsh wilderness. An archaeological dig conducted near Old Crow unearthed a spring caribou hunting site 1, years old which has provided evidence about the culture of these early Athapaskans.

Now, it is accessible by plane, guided hike, or guided canoe. The newcomers were not warmly welcomed. At the time there were seven provinces, and, for Chadwick, the joining of seven shields did not provide the same comely composition as did the joining of nine; by inventing the extra shields for the two territories his concerns were assuaged.

When they did arise, each territorial flag incorporated the territorial arms, so it is with their arms that the story of the flags begins. There are no roads to speak of here, so you'll need help simply to get wherever you're going.

Inthe eastern section of the Northwest Territories, almost 2 million sq. Inthe boundaries of the Northwest Territories were extended all the way to the North Pole on the sector principle, vastly expanding its territory onto the northern ice cap.

The tour planes land about a minute walk from Virginia Falls.

Category : Northwest Territories

Areasquare miles 1, square km. Walk the spiral staircase from the campground to the viewpoint for Louise Falls. These images are not available for use beyond our websites.

Since that time, there have been additions: the arctic archipelago from Britain on September 1, ; and losses: provinces formed and expanded.Before experiencing the Yukon firsthand, get free Yukon vacation guides delivered to your front door.

Write in the margins, highlight your favourite itineraries, or rip out the photos and sleep with them on the pillow next to you—whatever helps plan the trip of your dreams.

The Royal Northwest Mounted Police served as customs officers, law enforcers, postmasters and welfare officers in the new territory. Completed inthe White Pass and Yukon railway connected Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway on the Alaskan coast. Northwest Territories, region of northern and northwestern Canada encompassing a vast area of forests and tundra.

Before the creation in of Nunavut out of the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories, they constituted more than one-third of the area of Canada. Yellowknife is the capital. The Yukon History & Abandoned Places group is for anyone with an interest in any aspect of Yukon history and/or a fascination with abandoned places of all sorts.

Post stories or photos, or ask. At Yukon Books we carry a wide selection of books about the people and territory of Northern Canada. Our selection contains both fiction and non-fiction in new and out of print titles and the classic northern works by authors like Robert Service, Jack London and Pierre Berton.

We are among the top independent sellers of Canadian books on the Internet.

Yukon and the Northwest Territories Holidays

The gateway cities of Whitehorse in the Yukon and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories offer all the amenities you would expect, whilst the Yukon’s Dawson City .