Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park protects a unique wilderness of rugged peaks, permafrost landforms and abundant wildlife, all reflected in a rich First Nations culture. The area's Hän name Ddhäl Ch'è Cha Nän means "ragged mountain land." The park is a legacy of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in land claim agreement and lies entirely within their traditional territory.
The Tombstone Interpretive Centre is a 1-1/2 hr drive from Dawson City, 7 hours from Whitehorse and 12 hours from Inuvik.
On the Yukon portion of the Dempster Highway, gas is available only at the junction of the North Klondike and Dempster Highways and at Eagle Plains, 369 km further north. The nearest food and lodging is in Dawson or Eagle Plains.
Make sure you have plenty of gas and a couple of spare tires. The Dempster Highway crosses the Arctic Circle (km 406) and ends in Inuvik, NWT (km 733).
Pick up a Dempster Highway Travelogue at a Visitor Information Centre in Dawson, Inuvik or Tombstone Park. Hiking maps can be purchased in Dawson City, Whitehorse or at the centre.
The interpretive centre is open daily, mid-May through mid-September, with evening programs and special events throughout the summer. Check the events schedule at Yukon.ca.
|Regions: Klondike, Northern & Arctic Yukon||Communities: Dawson City|
|Categories: Hiking, Wilderness Parks, Wildlife Viewing|