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Fish Lake

Fish Lake, elevation 3,723 feet (1,135 meters) – in Canada’s Yukon Territory – is located approximately 6 miles (10 km) from Whitehorse, and is accessible via a well-maintained gravel road, year-round. The lake is surrounded by mountains that reflect light beautifully on moonlit nights. The landscape and vegetation on the road to Fish Lake transforms…read more »

Fish Lake, elevation 3,723 feet (1,135 meters) – in Canada’s Yukon Territory – is located approximately 6 miles (10 km) from Whitehorse, and is accessible via a well-maintained gravel road, year-round. The lake is surrounded by mountains that reflect light beautifully on moonlit nights. The landscape and vegetation on the road to Fish Lake transforms from boreal closer to Whitehorse to sub-alpine/alpine at Fish Lake. It is a perfect place to enjoy a night time winter hike, with exceptional stargazing possibilities. “It takes about 20 minutes to reach the lake’s landing from downtown Whitehorse and is a prime destination for winter stargazing. It is a favorite spot for Whitehorse residents and visitors to view and photograph the aurora borealis, away from city lights.”

Deborah Byrd

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