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Beringia Interpretive Center and Miles Canyon, Whitehorse


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Although the forecast was rain it was a lovely sunny day today. We have visited the Beringia Interpretive Center which was fuuuun! Luckily we got there just in time for a short demonstration of spear throwers. I have never heard of it but it is worth learning about it. Here is a video about this prehistoric tool.

The kind lady from the museum showed how to use it and we all tried it too, aiming at the cardboard animal pictures in the distance. Using the spear thrower you can throw the thing surprisingly far. I was able to hit the bear so after fixing the bearings I am proven in another life-saving skill.

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We also enjoyed the exhibits about the ice ages and how humans wandered from Asia to North America through the Bering Strait and how changing climate changed the landscape and thus the fauna. Excellent dioramas, a nice corner for the smallest kids so overall a must see when in Whitehorse with kids.

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Then in the afternoon we met with a Hungarian blogger, √Člet a Yukonban, who lives in the area for several years. I started to follow her facebook page earlier and now I have seen a post from her about the same Millenium trail we also visited. So I wrote to her and we made a short hike to the Miles Canyon. We had a very nice chat with them and it was great to connect.

The Canyon is very beautiful and the autumn colors made it even more impressive.

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We had a very late dinner at exaclty 10pm. After it we still did the laundry, then showers and bedtime was at midnight. Time management is not easy when camping.

Posted by divatmotoros 05:58 Archived in Canada

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