The Yukon and Alaska: Touring the "The Last Frontier" with Patrick Twomey

The Yukon and Alaska: Touring the "The Last Frontier" with Patrick Twomey


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Vast, wild, and sometimes golden - the north is a world of extremes. The gold rush is just part of the story in Alaska and the Yukon, this land of extremes often called “The Last Frontier”. Join a local expert as we discover the charms and secrets of this spectacular region of the world, where the United States and Canada meet.

We’ll begin by learning how the mighty Yukon river flows north to the historic goldfields of the Klondike before crossing the international border into Alaska and eventually flowing out, into the Bearing Sea. Along its journey, we’ll see how the Yukon flows past tiny, isolated communities and offers an often forgotten maritime route into North America. The majority of visitors to the north do not travel in makeshift riverboats, rather they cruise the coast in 5-star luxury.

Together, Alaska and Yukon cover almost 2.2 million sq. km (850 000 sq. miles) in area - three times the size of Texas - yet the region is home to less than 1 million people. Our lecture will be scattered with interesting facts, such as how Alaska's Capital, Juneau, is the only state capital with no road access - and it is the second-largest city in the United States, or how the oil fields on Alaska's north coast provide an annual dividend check to all full-time residents.

Led by guide, author, and lover of the north, Patrick Twomey, this interactive seminar aims to help participants to discover the highlights of Alaska and Yukon. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a greater understanding of both the splendor and history of the Yukon and Alaska.

Based in Banff, Canada’s first and most famous National Park, Patrick Twomey is an international guide, tour leader and published author. Having studied history, economics and development, Patrick has lived, worked and guided in more than 40 countries. In Canada, he has lead more than 100 tours and has written two editions of ‘Working and Living in Canada’ (as well as a guide to skiing in Canada). Patrick is a proud father and an avid outdoors person. During days off, he skis, bikes, climbs and hikes. Patrick maintains a travel blog and speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Touring the Yukon Territory and Alaska

Patrick gave a delightful presentation with lots of stories as part of the history of how that part of the United States and Canada settled their boundaries in the mid-1800's. I 've had the good fortune to have spent a good deal of time in 5 out of the 8 National Parks in Alaska including the interior of Denali at fabulous North Face Lodge as well as helping a friend sell his cabin 30 miles outside Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway which involved taking the Alaska ferry down to Bellingham. It was a pleasure to hear again of some the many things I've experienced and some new thoughts for future trips. Thank you, Patrick...

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J.E.
Amusing and Informative

The seminar was very informative and amusing. The leader made a very good job of the question and answer session.

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A.P.
Touring the Yukon Territory and Alaska

Patrick gave a delightful presentation with lots of stories as part of the history of how that part of the United States and Canada settled their boundaries in the mid-1800's. I 've had the good fortune to have spent a good deal of time in 5 out of the 8 National Parks in Alaska including the interior of Denali at fabulous North Face Lodge as well as helping a friend sell his cabin 30 miles outside Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway which involved taking the Alaska ferry down to Bellingham. It was a pleasure to hear again of some the many things I've experienced and some new thoughts for future trips. Thank you, Patrick...

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J.E.
Amusing and Informative

The seminar was very informative and amusing. The leader made a very good job of the question and answer session.