Ecotourism allows visitors the chance to view and interact with relatively untouched natural areas, done in a careful, respectful, and sustainable way. In the Whitehorse area, this may mean nature walks, touring glaciers and other natural wonders, wildlife spotting, rock hounding, or photographing the beautiful wild areas of the territory.
Evidence suggests that volcanic activity in Mt. Churchill in 800 CE pushed the Athabascan to migrate into what is now the US Southwest. What is so fascinating about this is that every single Native American shares common genetic ancestry with these migrating peoples from Eastern Siberia. This includes the Gwich’in, the Athabascan-speaking First Nations peoples who currently inhabit the Yukon.
Perhaps because the winters are so long and so harsh here in the Yukon, it often seems as though the wildlife is more vivacious, more curious, and certainly hungrier in this far northern climate during the short but brilliant summer months.
Going camping is a right of passage. Whether your first camping trip happens with your parents, or you’ve decided that it’s time to experience camping as an adult, camping is a great way to take a break from the world and learn some new things.