We stopped at several historical sites and cultural centres on this day.
We followed the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse as we made our way to Dawson City. There is so much history on these roads so we made several stops to see some of the stories left behind.
|Montague Roadhouse Historic Site|
|Montague Roadhouse remains|
This is actually the third roadhouse built at this site. The original was built in 1900 but burnt down, the second one also burnt down in 1909. This one was built in 1915 and operated until the 1950’s, is still standing but only outside walls of it are left.
|Five Finger Rapids|
|Mammoth tusks at Tage Cho Hudan Cultural Center|
|Gray Jay at Moose Creek Provincial Park|
We stayed in the Moose Lake Provincial Park that night and enjoyed a walk down to the creek after dinner but our happy hour visitor was one of many gray jays we met along the way. It takes nothing to get their attention so a few scattered treats was all it took. They’re known to even land on your hand, and although that photo didn’t happen, they did take several pieces from Keith’s hand.
The history of this land and its people is so very fascinating. It is wonderful to be able to learn this in such an interesting way and great to know that some of their old beliefs, customs and traditions are still being carried on today.