Lake Laberge is a widening of the Yukon River north of Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada. It is fifty kilometres long and ranges from two to five kilometres wide. It is about 30-40 minutes drive from the city of Whitehorse. Its water is always very cold, and its weather often harsh and suddenly variable.
Fireweed was adopted as the official Yukon flower on March 27, 1957. This purple flower grows along Yukon roadsides, river bars and clearings from mid-July to September. The fireweed is a tall plant with many small, dark pink flowers.
The 36th annual Dawson City Music Festival held on July 18-20, 2014 under the midnight sun in the beautiful town of Dawson City, Yukon. Despite intermittent raining and winds, it was a busy and warm festival. This music festival is a much-loved cultural event in the Yukon since 1979.
Walking along schwatka lake in the Yukon always presents wonderful and captivating images! Photo: Natasha Marie
On my maiden voyage to the Yukon, about 20 minutes into my first walk to the salmon run, I came across this sweetie limping down the road by the dam, coxed her into a treed area and she lay down right in front of me happy to put on a show and pose willingly for my camera.