We've made it to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, far north Canada. We're big fans of this town. Both times traveling through we've been able to meet some nice people and find great food. Our time spent in Whitehorse has always been short, but if you're driving in for the night there are some good spots in this town worth checking out. We recommend trying The Gr8tful Spud for dinner or The Dirty Northern Public House (good eats and live music!)-- both downtown and just a couple blocks apart. Given it's the right time of the year and weather permitting, it's also a must to try and catch a glimpse of those Northern Lights. If you're staying downtown there's a good little spot locals told us about without driving too far to get away from city light pollution. It's a short drive from downtown-- take the Lewes road across the Yukon River and take a left at the next light, Hospital Road. Follow the road a short distance and take a left on the road before the hospital, Wickstrom Road. Follow this road up through residential areas and you'll see a gravel turnout that overlooks the city of Whitehorse and allows for great photos and sightseeing opportunities of the Northern Lights. The photo below was taken at this spot.
After exploring what this quirky town has to offer, we recommend the Beez Kneez Bakpakers hostel as a perfect place to rest your head. If dorm style sleeping isn't your cup of tea they have super cute private cottages for half the price of a hotel room. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning with other fellow Al-Can travelers, share any tips or highway updates with each other, and be on your way!