alaska

Eldo Enns rides his penny farthing bicycle in Dawson City, Yukon, on Friday June 19, 2009. Yukon’s tourism industry is abuzz with anticipation as Canada’s northernmost border opens June 1 for the first time since the pandemic began, says the executive director of the Klondike Visitors Association in Dawson City.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s most northern border to reopen June 1, Yukon prepares for return of tourism

Americans typically make up most of the territory’s tourists

 

Alaska Senate President Peter Micciche, left, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich, right, meet with reporters in Micciche’s office in the early morning hours of May 19 in Juneau, Alaska, after the Legislature ended its regular session. Micciche, a Republican, and Begich, a Democrat, discussed their working relationship, as well as well as parts of the session they were either pleased with or disappointed with. (Becky Bohrer/Associated Press)

Alaska lawmakers OK payments to residents of about $3,200

JUNEAU, Alaska— The Alaska Legislature approved a state spending package late Wednesday…

 

With visitor numbers expected to rebound in Alaska, Yukon is eyeing the return of cross-border visitors. AdobeStock

Challenges remain, but Yukon tourism looking up for 2022 season

Cruise ship bookings into Alaska have reached pre-COVID levels

 

FILE - In this March 21, 2006, file photo, is the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 near Healy, Alaska. The bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university's engineering facility in early Oct. 2021, while it's being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported. (AP Photo/Jillian Rogers, File )

‘Into the Wild’ bus on display in Fairbanks during preservation work

A bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry…

  • Oct 21, 2021
FILE - In this March 21, 2006, file photo, is the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992 near Healy, Alaska. The bus that people sometimes embarked on deadly pilgrimages to Alaska’s backcountry to visit can now safely be viewed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks while it undergoes preservation work. The bus was moved to the university's engineering facility in early Oct. 2021, while it's being prepared for outdoor display at the Museum of the North, Fairbanks television station KTVF reported. (AP Photo/Jillian Rogers, File )
This July 28, 2021, photo shows a line of cars evacuating the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The tsunami warning for much of Alaska’s southern coast was canceled when the biggest wave, of just over a half foot, was recorded in Old Harbor. Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Knapp, Homer News via AP)

Alaska quake produces prolonged shaking, small tsunami

PERRYVILLE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaska’s southern…

  • Jul 29, 2021
This July 28, 2021, photo shows a line of cars evacuating the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The tsunami warning for much of Alaska’s southern coast was canceled when the biggest wave, of just over a half foot, was recorded in Old Harbor. Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Knapp, Homer News via AP)
A woman was rescued from the Pioneer Ridge Trail in Alaska on June 16. (Photo courtesy/AllTrails)

Alaska hiker chased off trail by bears flags down help

ANCHORAGE (AP)—An Alaska hiker who reported needing help following bear encounters on…

  • Jun 17, 2021
A woman was rescued from the Pioneer Ridge Trail in Alaska on June 16. (Photo courtesy/AllTrails)
It’s been a long time since most Yukoners have seen downtown Skagway. (Andrew Seal/Yukon News file)

What Canada-U.S. border changes could mean for Alaska travel

The federal government is expected to make an announcement on Monday

It’s been a long time since most Yukoners have seen downtown Skagway. (Andrew Seal/Yukon News file)
Today, you can climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway to retrace prospectors’ journeys during the Klondike Gold Rush. Photo courtesy Travel Yukon.

All aboard! Train traces the epic Klondike journey

What do the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the Statue of…

Today, you can climb aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway to retrace prospectors’ journeys during the Klondike Gold Rush. Photo courtesy Travel Yukon.
Polar Bears cubs in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. The United States Department of the Interior has turned down a company that sought to do seismic surveying in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this winter. (Wikimedia Commons)

ANWR seismic testing denied

The United States Department of the Interior has turned down a company…

Polar Bears cubs in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. The United States Department of the Interior has turned down a company that sought to do seismic surveying in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this winter. (Wikimedia Commons)
If you have time for a detour on your Alaska Highway road trip, the South Klondike Highway to Skagway offers visual delights. Govt of Yukon/R Hartmier photo

3 Epic highways for your next Yukon road trip

OK, now isn’t the best time for your Yukon vacation. Every person…

  • Feb 2, 2021
If you have time for a detour on your Alaska Highway road trip, the South Klondike Highway to Skagway offers visual delights. Govt of Yukon/R Hartmier photo
The Coast Guard is responding to rainfall-fueled landslides in Haines, shown here from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk, on Dec. 3. (Lt. Erick Oredson/U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Alaska officials say landslide danger remains after storm

The Yukon government has said it is standing by to provide help if requested

The Coast Guard is responding to rainfall-fueled landslides in Haines, shown here from a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk, on Dec. 3. (Lt. Erick Oredson/U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Skagway has resolve in the COVID-19 struggle, mayor says

Skagway mayor said border access is important for residents.

Yukon government gets tough in response to U.S. draft development plan for ANWR

‘The main take home point is we’re asking for a supplemental EIS’

Four medals for Yukoners at Alaska State No-Gi Submission Grappling Championships

“They were very good. It’s a big jiu-jitsu scene – you can tell”

Like Days of ‘98, cannabis rush very different in Alaska and the Yukon

You often hear that the Gold Rush was a free-for-all in Alaska,…

Alaska Seaplanes announces seasonal flight between Whitehorse and Juneau

First flight should happen in May, general manager says

Pneumonia-causing strain of bacteria found in Alaskan wild sheep, goats for the first time

‘This is an issue we have been concerned about for quite some time’

  • Mar 22, 2018

The North’s way of life is no match for social media’s prudish algorithms

Northerners now find their cultures under a new kind of puritan scrutiny

Ferry tale: One Alaska hockey team’s not atypical journey

‘What goes through my head is that I’m going back to bed’

Alaska archaeological find reveals more details of how Americas were populated

‘Instead of it just being one group of people entering the Americas, now they’ve got at least two’