As many of you know if you follow my Twitter or Facebook, I recently spent almost a month travelling Canada with my sister, granny and grandaunt – it was absolutely incredible! I have a few posts lined up about the time I spent there, as well as some reviews of products I used there and a haul of the many unnecessary but pretty books, make up products and vinyl records I bought there! I’m going to start, however, by doing a “travel diary” series where each post covers one week and discusses what I did in that week, as well as sharing some of my favourite pictures I took there.
On the first week, after arriving to Whitehorse we spent a few days in my Grandaunt’s house getting to know the local area. During this time we went on a few cycles on the nearby trails, as well as cycling into the local town next to the Yukon River. We also visited the local Wildlife Reserve where we saw many animals that I’d never even heard of as they don’t exist in this part of the world, such as Bison, Mountain Goats, many different types of birds and loads of others. We also swam in the local hot springs which were so lovely – like an outdoor swimming pool combined with a bath!
After about 4 days in Whitehorse we took a 2 day camping trip to Dawson City, where we struck gold! (Not really – the gold we found was the gold the instructors put into our pans so that we could have a souvenir of the gold we “panned”). Dawson City was a City which was heavily involved in the gold rush in the late 1800s, and to which thousands of people flocked at this time in the hopes of earning their fortune. Nowadays it’s mainly a tourist town and you’d be highly unlikely to strike gold there, unfortunately, as so many people have gone panning in the creeks! Even though we knew we wouldn’t find any gold, we still wanted to experience panning, so we got a lesson and then continued to the creek where we tried our luck and failed, but enjoyed it nonetheless. We also visited a local poet and writer from this time’s cabin, where we saw many old pieces of furniture and art/ crafts from the time. While in Dawson I also had a look around the shops and bought a few pieces of jewellery, as well as a gifts for my family.
So that was our activities for the first week – I’ll be uploading more posts about what we continued on to do over the next few days, so keep an eye out for them! If you want to see more of my pictures from Canada you can follow my Instagram at Zoecoco97.