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Photos of Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon Photo Album
Kishwoot Island is part of Whitehorse's colourful past. Located in the Yukon River at the bottom of Shipyards Park, it used to be accessible on the 190-foot-long suspension bridge seen in this photos, but the bridge was damaged by ice in 2005, then by fire. The 7-hectare island was a fairly popular place for birders in particular, but had also become an unofficial campground, and people regularly crossed the closed bridge. A crew of inmates from the Whitehorse Correctional Centre cleaned the island up in 2009 before the Ta'an Kwach'an Council assumed ownership of it as part of its final land claim, and then the bridge was demolished.

This photograph is © 2007-2016 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Kishwoot Island in the Yukon River at Whitehorse