SS Klondike Paddle Steamer, Whitehorse

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Whitehorse is named after the river rapids that reminded gold prospectors of the 'flowing manes of albino Appaloosas'. Highlights today include tours of the old paddle steamer, SS Klondike.

Whitehorse, Canada

Whitehorse is named after the rapids on the Yukon River that reminded gold prospectors of the 'flowing manes of albino Appaloosas'.

It was built by prospectors who flooded into the region at the height of the Klondike gold rush.

They set up camp after surviving the arduous Chilkoot Trail from Skagway, and before negotiating the perilous waters of the Yukon River and Miles Canyon, that still blocked their route to the goldfields.

The paddle steamer SS Klondike

Today Whitehorse is an easier place to reach and, with 23,000 inhabitants, is by far the largest town in the Yukon. Urban highlights include tours of the SS Klondike, one of only two surviving paddle steamers, Old Log Church Museum, the MacBride Museum and the Yukon Brewing Company.

The area’s mineral wealth might be exhausted, but the surrounding mountain wilderness, speckled with tranquil lakes, is beautiful and wholly unspoiled: it will make you want to put on your boots and explore.

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