Yukon - Guía de viaje del Yukón - Canadá - Bradt

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Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Polly Evans.
1ª edición - ABRIL 2010.
ISBN: 978 1 84162 310 8.
Canada's Yukon is one the world's last great wildernesses, where bears, moose and caribou roam. It's a place where hikers, paddlers, skiers and mushers can travel for days without seeing another human soul, where the northern lights dance green and red across starry skies, where glaciers tumble, mountain peaks soar, and tundra shrubs scream scarlet as summer turns to fall. It's a land of heart-rending human stories, too, for the Yukon is home to the Klondike, to which an estimated hundred thousand dreamers and desperadoes – including a young Jack London – once swarmed in search of gold.

Bradt's Yukon is the only guidebook dedicated to this natural and historical wonderland. Offering practical advice on everything from where to pan for gold to how to avoid being eaten by a bear, alongside quirky anecdotes (such as the story behind the 'sourtoe cocktail' – a shot of whisky garnished with a severed human toe), it's the perfect companion for highway drivers, cruise-ship passengers, and outdoors enthusiasts alike.

  • The only internationally available guidebook to the Yukon
  • Packed full of colourful and quirky stories about the Yukon's history and culture
  • Hiking and paddling section gives detailed route descriptions of popular trips
  • Includes Skagway, Haines, Atlin, Inuvik and Tuk

  • Table of Contents


    Chapter 1 Background information

    Gegraphy, Climate, The northn lights, Natural history and conservation, A brief history, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language

    Chapter 2 Practical Information

    When to visit, Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, festivals and events, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Outdoor activities, Photography, Communications, Media, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively


    Chapter 3 Whitehorse

    History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do, Sports and activities

    Chapter 4 The Alaska Highway

    History, Driving the highway, Watson Lake, From Watson Lake to Teslin, Teslin, From Teslin to Whitehorse, From Whitehorse to Haines Jnction, Haines Junction, From Haines Junction to Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek

    Chapter 5 Kluane National Park and Reserve

    History, Getting there, Tourist information, Tour operators and guides, Where to stay and eat, Klukshu, Hiking in Kluane National Park, Fishing, Canoeing, kayaking and rafting, Skiing and snowshoeing, Mountaineering, Mountain biking

    Chapter 6 Skagway and the South Klondike Highway (plus Haines and Atlin)

    Skagway, Skagway to Carcrossk, Carcross, Tagish and the Tagish Road, From Carcross to the Alaska Highway, Haines, Atlin and the Atlin Road

    Chapter 7 Campbell Country

    The Campbell Highway, The Canol Road

    Chapter 8 The North Klondike Highway and the Silver Trail

    Whitehorse to Carmacks, Carmacks, Carmacks to Stewart Crossing, The Silver Trail, Stewart Crossing to Dawson

    Chapter 9 Dawson City

    History, Getting there, Getting around, Tourist information, Tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do: downtown, What to see and do: beyond dowtown, Walks and hikes

    Chapter 10 The North

    The Dempster Highway, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Aklavik, Herschel Island, Old Cros, Paulatuk, Sachs Harvour, Ulukhaktok, National Parks of the Western Arctic


    Chapter 11 Wilderness Travel

    General Information, Sample packing checklists

    Chapter 12 Hiking

    Chilkoot Trail, Donjek Route

    Chapter 13 Paddling

    Yukon River, Big Salmon River, Liard River

    Appendix              Further Information