The Best of Skagway
Look at this Dall Sheep I saw at the Yukon Border sign. Pretty neat, huh?
Last Sunday in our Best of Skagway series, we talked about finding wildlife in Skagway. That was fun. Today we are heading north to the Yukon Territory, where there are a bunch of animals that you can look at.
You can take a Yukon shore excursions when you’re in Skagway
You may be thinking, “Who cares about wildlife in the Yukon. I’m going to Skagway!” Well, let me tell you something. You can take a shore excursion to the Yukon while you’re in Skagway. Neat, huh? There are tours that travel along the highway where there is a good chance to see animals and now we are going to find out where you are most likely to spot them.
Best of Skagway – Lynx
Sometimes lynx are spotted in Skagway, but not very often. However, lynx are frequently spotted along the Klondike Highway. The best place to see lynx is near the boat ramp on Tutshi Lake. Technically, Tutshi Lake is in British Columbia, but we aren’t going to talk about that. To spot a lynx, look near the road or on the road.
Best of Skagway – Moose
There is a place along the Klondike Highway that everyone calls Moose Valley. I’m not sure why because I haven’t seen very many moose there over the years. The best place to see a moose is near Canadian Customs and in the same place you see lynx. I saw a moose there a couple of years ago that almost trampled me while I was fishing. Scary stuff.
Best of Skagway – Bears
Everyone wants to see a bear. Well, not while they’re walking in the woods all alone but you get the idea. You can spot bears just about anywhere in the Yukon. They roam around eating things and acting like they own the place. Black bears and brown bears are both spotted along the highway. Sometimes a brown bear is actually a black bear in disguise. Don’t be fooled by a devious bear!
Best of Skagway – Mountain Goats
The best place to spot mountain goats is by the Yukon Border sign. Consider them the Yukon Welcome Committee. They sit up on the mountain doing what goats do, which isn’t much really. Sometimes they walk around and other times they just lay there. I guess mountain goats are just lazy.
Best of Skagway – Dall Sheep
These guys hang out with the mountain goats. They look like bighorn sheep but they’re white. Dall sheep are a lot like goats because they don’t really do anything either. That’s probably why they’re friends in the first place.
Best of Skagway – Critters
There are all sorts of critters in the Yukon. Otters, wolverine, pica, hoary marmots, porcupines, rabbits, mounties, squirrels, beavers, loons, and ducks. You may see any or all of them. The world is your oyster.
That’s all for today’s Best of Skagway. Tune in next week when we discover more things in Skagway that are the best.