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Miles Canyon Road, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is excellent, so make sure you have your camera ready and fully charged. Good for walking and general leisure breaks. picnic tables available. Pets seem to be welcom, as there were a few locals there as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Owen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a drive and came across Miles Canyon. Very nice walk with lots of scenery. Very pretty area. The fish ladder was not operating but was still very interesting. The information boards on the walk were very informative. Easy walking

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank melwillakraft
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Really nice to get out of the RV and go for a walk in such a beautiful spot. Fun for kids and adults...the bridge is a little scary though!!! Apparently lots of history. Be warned to lock your doors though, it seems locals can/will break...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sarahterra808
Reviewed November 8, 2018

If you like hikes than this is the place to be. I liked the bridge for photos of the canyon and blue/green water. The hike can take anywhere from 10 min to 4 hours depending on how far you want to go. Good for all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Warren P
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We went to Miles Canyon right after a fresh snowfall. The driveway down to the canyon was closed so we parked in the approach and walked the rest of the way down. There were only a few other footsteps in the snow of people who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lferobin
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A scenic drive from the dam south to Miles canyon on a sunny autumn day was the perfect finish to our trip. At the head of the dam many float planes were docked on Schwatka Lake. Farther along was a great viewpoint overlooking the canyon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 688murraya
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Stopped here for a short walk as we entered Whitehorse. The canyon is very pretty and the trails are very well marked.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed October 5, 2018

As part of our Yukon/Alaska Holland America land tour we stopped at Miles Canyon for photo op of the mighty Yukon River on the way out of Whitehorse, Canada to Dawson City, Canada.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We were on our way back from Carcross and decided to stop in and see what was there - oh my what a stunning view. We just walked around a bit because we were late for another engagement but I would certainly recommend to anyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank barnloves2travel
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Beautiful walk by the river - Peaceful and quiet! Easily accessible with a variety of trails for all levels. Strongly recommend if you're in the area :-)

Date of experience: September 2018
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Elkcannig
January 8, 2019|
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Response from FransHeijmans | Reviewed this property |
Its a very short drive from the Alaska highway to the parking lot near the bridge so it might be possible but I don't know if they keep that road open. Maybe you can walk from the highway instead.
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Darlene1967
August 9, 2018|
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Response from DENISE F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what as you saw but we took a cruise with Captain Kens Adventures. We were more than happy with the experience. Captain Ken was very informative.
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kimpeez
September 15, 2017|
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Response from LocavoreGuy | Reviewed this property |
Guided tours take about 90 minutes Hope you enjoy David
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kimpeez
Niagara Falls, Canada
Travelling to Whitehorse September 2017 (12 Replies)
Hi, I am traveling to Whitehorse for business end of September. I will be there for 4 days, but with only half days of free time. So i am looking for best options to fill in the time. Any suggestions is very much appreciated. I will have about 5-6 hours each day off free time. My evenings and nights will be free.. is it possible to see Northern LIghts this time of year? or Miles Canyon? Would i be able to spend a few hours at Miles Canyon. ?
September 14, 2017|
Response fromCruiserYT|
We've been having good aurora in Whitehorse for 5 weeks now, so that's certainly an option. Carcross is good for a half-day, and lots of local stuff, including Miles Canyon, Lake Laberge, and the Wildlife Preserve.
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Lacygne, Ks
Miles Canyon (3 Replies)
I've read about Miles Canyon and how wonderful it is but that it is a ways from town. Are there buses/public transportation going there or is it close enough to hike to?
July 24, 2013|
Response fromEtrefal|
It's 6-7km from the nearest bus stop.
anntricia
Beebe, Arkansas
Miles Canyon (2 Replies)
We want to do a short hike to see the canyon area. Would an hour or two in this location be enough time? I've heard there is a boat trip up the canyon. Is this a worthwhile adventure?
May 13, 2010|
Response frommombear|
I think you could do the hike in 2 hours.....kind of a neat place, there are a few foundations and relics there of an old townsite.....you cross a foot bridge high over the river canyon and then the trail continues on to the townsite......have not done the boat trip but that would be a totally different experience, through the deep river canyon......maybe you will have time to do both ??