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Klondike gold rush photographic canoe trip down the Yukon River

Allen Macartney

Allen Macartney explores the geography of the Klondike gold rush, visiting ghost towns, photographing gold rush relics and retracing the steps and paddle strokes of an estimated 30,000 gold prospectors. The 60-year-old Ottawa resident spent seven years preparing for a solo, 1,500 kilometre-long trip down the Yukon River. He also plans to hike parts of the Chilkoot and White Passes as well as the Klondike Valley. While the main purpose of the trip is to capture the relics of the gold rush on camera, he also aims to encourage seniors to maintain an active lifestyle and a healthy sense of adventure.

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