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Miles Canyon

Miles Canyon Road, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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Gainesville, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Worth the drive it is a beautiful little walk. You can also stop by the fish wall and knock out two things at once. If you have time, there are some hiking trails.

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Toronto
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I rented a bike in Whitehorse and peddled over to Miles Canyon. Very beautiful, though a lot of foot traffic. Every so often you can watch a boat or rafters take on the river. Great for all audiences.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is one of my favourite places to walk and hike in Whitehorse. The suspension bridge itself is cute but really only a small part of the experience. There are miles of trails, much of it along the river, and lots of places to stop and admire the view or just enjoy the peace and quiet. The most popular place... More

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Cortes Island, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Miles Canyon is another attraction that should not be missed when visiting Whitehorse area. You can drive almost all the way down to the bridge. You can turn around at the bottom with a Van type RV, anything bigger, leave at the 180 degree curve. If you have little kids, make sure to keep a close eye since there is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you just want a nice walk along the top of a deep canyon with a river the colour of turquoise, then fine. If however you are interested in the history of the Yukon especially the gold rush, then the experience is unmissable. Whitehorse was named after the rapids in the Yukon river which gold stampeders including Jack London had... More

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There aren't many places where you can enjoy such a lovely walk within a few minutes of town. We took the marked trail from the suspension bridge (which is not a scary one!) to Canyon City. Since we had read quite a bit about the history we did not take the guided tour, but I'm sure it would be a... More

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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The colours of the rivers water against the reddish cliffs is truly beautiful. It's worth a stop even if it's just for some pictures. However, it also has great trails and a suspension bridge.

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautiful hike, about 1hr one way, and if taking trail next to river, not suitable for young children. (No guard rails or fences) Miles Canyon with its basalt (lava) walls makes for a unique picture. In 1897, over 400 boats ad up to 10 lives were lost in treacherous Miles Cayon and Whitehorse rapids. Late 1897, Norman Macauley from Dyea... More

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Westfield, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The pedestrian bridge over the river was great. We got some great photos and enjoyed the views. Caution to those traveling with little ones: keep hold of them, there are no fences to keep anyone from falling in!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Plan a picnic after a nice hike on a well marked trail. This is a beautiful spot with some unique geological features. Good signage on the history of the area as well.

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