Fort Selkirk Yukon: A Flightseeing Tour Photo Diary
While I was in the Yukon in the summer of 2017, my group and I took a flightseeing tour to Fort Selkirk. We were scheduled to go to Kluane National Park but due to inclement weather, our flight and trip were cancelled. I was pretty heartbroken since I was excited to go to another national park in Canada. We had a few hours to ourselves before a new plan was set in place and then we were surprised with a chartered flightseeing tour by Tintina Air to Fort Selkirk.
A little about Fort Selkirk:
Fort Selkirk was a former Hudson Bay Company trading post located where the Pelly and Yukon River meet. It was previously home to the Selkirk First Nation tribe. Around the early 1900s, it was an important supply stop along the Yukon River. Once the Klondike Highway was built, it was basically abandoned.
The area is now a Historic Yukon site, many of the buildings have been restored and it acts as a museum of sorts. The only way to visit the site is via boat or a chartered plane (there is an airstrip for landing a plane closeby).
Now for some photos from my day trip to Fort Selkirk
Our ride to Fort Selkirk, a Tintina Air Piper Navajo
The airstrip where we landed
A pathway that led us to Fort Selkirk
One of the buildings on the site. Different buildings served different purposes. There was a general store, church, etc.
A roadhouse which is a place where people would come for food, drink, and/or lodging
Groups of people on canoes docked to camp in the area
Thanks for visiting my page and this Fort Selkirk photo diary! Have you been here before or do you want to visit?
**Disclaimer: Many thanks to Tourism Yukon for this experience. As always, opinions stated are solely my own.
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