Saturday, August 2, 2014

Reunited and it Feels so Good!

Day 1 in Whitehorse...

Our first day has come and gone in beautiful Whitehorse, Yukon. We were all greeted with gorgeous 24 degree weather, sunny skies, and breathtaking views as we got off the plane and got reunited with one another. 

Once everyone arrived and checked into the Yukon Inn (our "home away from home"), we met up with our lovely tour guide for the day - Stu - who showed us a little bit of what Whitehorse is all about. 

We took a short tour around downtown - checked out the Yukon River, Baked Cafe and Bakery, and caught a glimpse of the Whitehorse trolley. 

We toured the Whitehorse Rapids Fishladder where we saw neat salmon art and real salmon fish jumping out of the river! 

There were dozens of salmon swimming around down there!

We then went up to Miles Canyon which offered extraordinary views of the river, mountains, treeline, and some canoeing friends :) 

We visited the first Habitat build site where a beautiful tri-plex was built. It was here where Stew reminded us what Habitat is really about - "Habitat is not about building houses - it's about building community." Stew told us about the impact this tri-plex had in the formation of a neighbourhood where families could feel welcome, safe, and at home.

We made a quick visit to the site where we will be working for the next week - a duplex that looks well underway, but still lots of work left to keep us busy! 

We finished off the day with a great dinner at Gold Pan Saloon. Good food, live music (The Ukes of Hazard - check 'em out!), and great company - a fantastic start to our Yukon adventure. 


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great way to start your Yukon Habitat for Humanity week - love the pictures!