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RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

MDKMDK - Thank you for this suggestion. So far, I've looked at the tourism sites for both provinces to see if any of the parks/RV sites are open during the winter and provide hookups. Unfortunately, the information on the sites indicates all parks are closed during this period. But, I'll take your suggestion and contact the tourism offices for both provinces to get information, such as feasibility, from them directly. Yukon is not a province - officially it is a territory. And NWT is Northwest Territories - also not a province.
sue.t 11/02/19 09:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RV'ing in Northern NWT/Yukon

While living on Vancouver Island, we made two December trips into Yukon to visit my Dad for Christmas. December 1998 http://yukonsights.ca/19981212_AlaskaHwy.html December 2001 http://yukonsights.ca/20011215_AlaskaHwy.html In 2001 we experienced -40 temperature. Now we live in Yukon so am very familiar with winter conditions, no where near as cold as when I grew up here though. When I was a kid I remember -65F Don't expect any campgrounds to be open, but some businesses might let you plug in because vehicles overnighting in very cold weather need to plug in their block heaters. We usually used the opportunity to plug in the RV's engine block heater so it would be able to start in the morning. It is useful to have a generator if needed. Filling with propane can be an problem when it is very cold and propane may liquefy if it is very cold. Read the solution in my December 1998 story. If you're going north of the Arctic Circle, there is no sunrise on the shortest day of the year. Also be prepared for blizzards, it is common for the Dempster Highway to close in the winter due to wind and snow. You might also see Northern Lights http://yukonsights.ca/images/Yukon/Aurora/20171107_aurora_40.jpg width=700
sue.t 11/02/19 09:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: British Columbia, Canada

I have some photos and comments from Sept 2010 that may prompt some interest and thoughts. http://yukonsights.ca/20100921_Vanc-Merritt.html We enjoy the Coquihalla drive and tow our fifth wheel without any issues. http://yukonsights.ca/images/BC/20100921_Coquihalla_0659.jpg width=700
sue.t 08/22/19 09:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

CBC article update https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bodies-found-manhunt-fugitives-1.5239053 Bodies found in northern Manitoba believed to be 2 B.C. fugitives
sue.t 08/07/19 09:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dempster Hwy Planning Questions

Yukon's Top of the World Highway is also very colorful in September. However, the Alaska side (Taylor Hwy) can be very busy with hunters in September so don't plan any hiking. As well, the campgrounds and pull-offs are usually very full with camping hunters. Here's the Top of the World in September http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20120905_ToW_0243.jpg width=700
sue.t 08/04/19 09:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dempster Hwy Planning Questions

We really enjoy the Dempster Hwy Drive, especially camping and hiking around Tombstone park campground. See my pictures of that route at http://yukonsights.ca/DempsterHwy.html Fall colors can be very nice - this is near Tombstone in September 1993 http://yukonsights.ca/images/Dempster/19930903_022_TombstoneMtn.jpg width=700
sue.t 08/04/19 08:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
EDIT: the missing fellow has been located by the RCMP

Have you seen a 65 year old fellow travelling in Yukon or Northern BC in a 993 Coachman Catalina RV? He was last seen on July 24. If you have seen that RV, can you please let the Yukon RCMP know where and when that was? You can see photos of the RV and the man on the RCMP's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yukonrcmp/ ON EDIT: THE RCMP HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY LOCATED THE MISSING FELLOW.
sue.t 07/31/19 08:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

July 24 article from CBC regarding the status of the suspects in Manitoba now https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manhunt-homicide-suspects-bc-manitoba Lucas Fowler, 23, an Australian, and Chynna Deese, 24, an American, were discovered gunned down along the side of the Alaska Highway south of Liard Hot Springs, B.C., on July 15. Four days later, McLeod and Schmegelsky's burnt-out truck was discovered near the community of Dease Lake, more than 470 kilometres away from the first crime scene. The body of an unidentified man in his 50s or 60s was found two kilometres south of that truck. Police said Schmegelsky and McLeod were later spotted on surveillance video at a grocery store in northern Saskatchewan and believed to be travelling in a grey 2011 Toyota RAV4. This article includes quotes from one of the suspects parents. And the 2011 Toyota RAV4 has now been found burned out in Manitoba - here's the CBC photo of it. https://i.cbc.ca/1.5222926.1563981740!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/burnt-out-car-in-northern-manitoba.jpg width=600
sue.t 07/24/19 12:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

and now another issue...another two people are missing along the Cassiar Hwy. Their truck was a red/grey RAM with a Bigfoot camper. See the picture on this CBC article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/missing-drivers-bc-truck Police admit there are "growing community concerns" after a total of five people have been declared missing or murdered in Northern B.C. in the past week — although officers say they don't know if the cases are related. RCMP are asking the public to take general safety precautions like sharing travel plans with friends and family and establishing check-in times, as well as to remain vigilant.
sue.t 07/22/19 08:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

Just another heads up. A third body has been found Excerpt from the article: A third body has been found on the same Canadian highway where Australian tourist Lucas Fowler and his American girlfriend were killed. The couple were shot at close range on the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, their bodies found on Monday. https://7news.com.au/news/crime/third-body-found-on-highway-where-australian-lucas-fowler-and-girlfriend-were-murdered
sue.t 07/20/19 09:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

This is a picture of the van the couple were using https://images.7news.com.au/publication/C-356752/e050a2d8c304ff341018dfbecc9c66494f99f938.jpg?imwidth=650&impolicy=sevennews_v2 width=700
sue.t 07/20/19 08:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

RCMP are looking for witnesses and dashcam footage as part of their investigation into a pair of suspicious deaths near Liard Hot Springs this week. Two people were found dead on the Alaska Highway 20 kilometres south of the popular tourist destination on Monday, July 15. An older blue minivan with Alberta plates was found at the scene, according to police, who are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen the vehicle or tried to help. Police are looking to speak with anyone who travelled the stretch of highway between Sunday, July 14 at 4 p.m. and Monday morning at 8 a.m. Police say they'd especially like to speak with anybody who has dashcam video of their travels through the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern Rockies RCMP at 250-774-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. If you can help, please do! See the article at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7264271/Australian-man-dead-highway-Canada.html
sue.t 07/17/19 09:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Please read the signs....

and on occasion on the Alaska Highway in Yukon, RVers travel down the centre line, or swerve to or over the centre line when there is a frost heave marked by flags. But PLEASE, check to ensure a vehicle isn't passing you if you do the lane change. Many times I have had to swerve onto the shoulder to not be hit by an RV when I'm passing it.
sue.t 07/14/19 09:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Overnight at Wally's

Like many we use Walmart for an overnight from time to time. We always check with a duty manager & always walk out with way more goods than a CG would have cost us. Been to the Whitehorse Walmart on each of our 4 trips north. Never overnighted there. What a circus that carpark is. No room for shoppers to park. Don't blame Walmart at all for banning overnighters. They did it to themselves. There is the epic story of the seasonal camper there who got himself some rocks from the nearby Yukon river & built himself a fire ring in the carpark. The Whitehorse Walmart no longer allows overnight parking. https://www.cbc.ca/news/whitehorse-walmart-enforcing-ban-on-parking-lot-campers
sue.t 06/23/19 09:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

FYI, the Walmart parking lot in Whitehorse is now off-limits to overnight campers. You can read the CBC article for more info: Whitehorse Walmart enforcing ban on parking lot campers https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/whitehorse-walmart-camping-parking-lot-1.5183815
sue.t 06/22/19 01:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Driving the Dempster Hwy

It's nice being north of the Arctic Circle on June 21, the longest day of the year. The sun stays above the horizon for the whole night. You can check road conditions in Yukon at http://www.511yukon.ca/en/index.html and conditions in NWT at http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Highway-Conditions
sue.t 06/09/19 11:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Drones in Canada

The rules are enforced by Transport Canada and the RCMP. Drone pilots must carry a valid drone pilot certificate and only fly drones that are marked and registered. For drones that weigh more than 250 grams (half pound) and up to 35 kilograms (77 pounds), some of the regulations include that they must be flown to a maximum of 90 metres (98 yards) above the ground, only during the day, not in clouds, within 500 metres (547 yards) of the operator and at least 5.5 kilometres (3 and a half miles) from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane base or areas where aircraft take off and land. Safety and privacy are a couple of the key factors.
sue.t 06/09/19 11:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

The fire ban has been lifted due to the amount of rain we're having now. Here's the updated CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-fire-ban-lifted According to the article, "there have been 29 wildfires in Yukon, burning about 16,116 hectares (39823 acres). Eight of those fires are still considered active." Parks Canada continues to ban open fires in Kluane National Park, which includes burning in fire pits. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/yt/kluane/bulletins/
sue.t 06/04/19 09:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

A fire ban has been issued for southern Yukon due to extreme fire conditions. All open fires, including campfires and fireworks, are banned in the areas of Whitehorse, Teslin, Haines Junction, Ross River and Watson Lake. So if you're boondocking along the highways, don't start a fire. Yukon emergency updates online at https://yukon.ca/emergencies There's a wildfire near Haines Junction that has been burning for a week now. You can read CBC's news article for more info https://i.cbc.ca/1.5157416.1559316717!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_780/yukon-fire-ban-map.jpg height=400
sue.t 06/01/19 09:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dawson City > Chicken > Tok AK

The elk herd of about 180 tend to live on and around our place too and are sometimes on the Alaska Highway so be alert ;) See more elk photos at http://yukonsights.ca/Elk-CervusElaphus.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20131010_Elk_079.jpg width=600 http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20150418_Elk_70.jpg width=600
sue.t 05/18/19 09:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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