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, and where glaciers tumble, mountain peaks soar, and tundra shrubs scream scarlet as summer turns to fall. 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.
'All the advice and information you will need for a fantastic trip.' Real Travel 'Whether you're looking for the best cruise-ship shore excursions, driving tours or simply what to expect from a tour operator holiday in the Yukon, this is a very sound buy.' Essentially America est Guidebook Award, sponsored by First PR. Polly Evans, Yukon, Bradt Travel Guides. 'The writer was obviously smitten with the Yukon, this was very apparent from the text, but two things stood out for the judges-the quality of the writing and the amount of research. A deserving winner.' Judges' Comments - British Guild of Travel Writers 2010 Best Guidebook Award
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Polly Evans is the author of five narrative travel books, the last of which told the story of her learning to drive sled dogs in the Yukon. She won the 2006 Bradt/Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition.