Yukon Photo Tour Blog Sept 1 2016

September 01, 2016 at 1:28 PM

August 31st, 2016 - Haines Junction & the Yukon Landscape

Today we headed west along the Alaska Highway to Haines Junction. The weather continues to give us the opportunity of capturing the rich fall colours of wet leaves. 

Arriving in Haines Junction we spent time at the Da Ku Cultural Centre. The centre celebrates the culture and traditions of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations people. It is an interpretive facility that provides programs both for its native people and the general public. Also housed in the centre are the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre and a Yukon Government Visitor Information Centre.  

We travelled about an hour north of Haines Junction to the Tachal Dhal visitor centre located at the southern tip of Kluane Lake. This small visitor centre provides opportunities to learn about Dall sheep and the surrounding area. It is at the base of a large cliff where Dall sheep are often seen. Today the Dall sheep count was 182. Although a long way off for photography, it was exciting to see these marvelous animals in their natural habitat.

Sim walks across the Canyon Creek Bridge east of Haines Junction


An abandoned cabin along Canyon Creek (also known as the Aishihik River)


The fall colours have been getting better every day we’ve been here


Deb taking in the displays at the Da Ku Cultural Centre


The mountains starting to appear through the clouds north of Haines Junction 


Kluane Lake


Claude was quick to catch this eagle at Klunae Lake


What is Claude looking at?


High above the Tachal Dhal visitor centre were multiple herds of Dall sheep


Kwang acting out the history of this area


Danny, Claude and Albert photographing two swans in a small inlet along the Alaska Highway north of Haines Junction


The swans let us photograph them for a few minutes and then swam of to the other side of the inlet.


A few more images from some of our photographer guests ... Thanks Kwang Yew for this panoramic shot from Dawson Dome.


More of the fall colours starting to show, thanks Claude Gauthier.


A Yukon ground squirrel captured by Claude Gautheir


A baby Arctic fox waking up, thanks Danny Leung


A Lynx checking things out, great capture by Danny Leung


What better place for art of painted fish than at the fish ladder, thanks Godfrey Lee


Even with overcast skies the landscape is breathtaking, thanks again Godfrey Lee


We’ll end tonight’s blog with a view from our hotel. The clouds are finally starting to break up; we’ll see what tomorrow brings. 


Tomorrow we head south of Haines Junction before returning to Whitehorse.

Good night from all the Photo Tour Trekkers in Haines Junction.



Please add a comment

Posted by Anne on
Amazing photos I'm really enjoying the blog and look forward to it every day. The Yukon is beautiful this time of year.
Posted by Peter on
Looks like the fall colours are starting. Danny the lynx image is great.
Posted by Tyler on
Looks like another day in paradise.
Posted by Jim on
Awesome photos! Scenes look wonderful... As much as blue skies would be nice, the low clouds and damp ground sure make for photogenic views! Keep having fun! I look forward to hearing more stories from the North!
Posted by Liz on
The photos are great. I agree the overcast days are producing some great images. Enjoy the rest of your tour sure looks like fun.
Posted by Linda Feick on
Beautiful landscape shots folks! I love the photo of the Lynx! Great capture!
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