Dog sledding, Yukon Territory © Jeff Nelson
On the banks of the Takhini River in a remote part of the Yukon, Frank Turner established a truly wonderful community centred on caring for this beloved sled dogs. He is a venerated figure, having completed the gruelling 1,000-mile sled dog race called the Yukon Quest more times than anyone else.
In recent years, the Muktuk Kennels have grown into a massively popular excursion for visitors to Whitehorse and it's easy to see why. The staff who look after more than 140 sled dogs (mainly huskies, Samoyeds, and Malamutes) are deeply committed to the animals and always try to include visitors in their daily care routines. The eco-friendly solar-powered guesthouses are comfortable and homey, offering panoramic views of the spectacular and unspoiled Ibex Valley.
Visitors can attempt mushing with the dogs during winter, while canoeing and kayaking on the lake are the most popular activities in summer. Muktuk Adventures is a heart-warming place to visit and is sure to appeal to dog-lovers and nature-lovers the world over.
Address: Kilometre marker 1443, Alaska Highway, Whitehorse