August 15, 2022 Destination Tuktoyaktuk , day 1 543 km to Lake La Hache

The new camper is loaded and organized, we left Victoria this morning on the 9am ferry to the mainland with Mini the Yorkie-poo as our CSO (chief security officer).

On the ferry

We will be driving almost 4000 km through British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, the most northern section on the unpaved Dempster highway.

We will be going up the Fraser canyon, the Cassiar highway, the Alaska highway, the Klondike highway and finally the Dempster through the Tombstone mountains to Inuvik followed by the last chunk on the new also unpaved road to Tuk. Hopefully, we can reach the Arctic ocean. Well that’s the plan until we switch to plan B, but at this point there is no agreed plan B.

So traffic was incredibly slow out of Vancouver and we just made it to Bridal veil falls for lunch but we got a good glimpse at Mt Baker.

Baker from highway #1

Then along the Fraser valley further, the Fraser canyon, the Thompson river.

Quick break at a rest area
37 degrees, dry heat on the Thompson

Then we arrived at Lac La Hache provincial park in the Caribou district just in time for dinner. Park is not busy and we got a big open spot trying to keep the bugs away. Trying, not succeeding.

Good first day, camper Wolf (a grey one) is doing great! More news when we get cell signal next.

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6 Responses to August 15, 2022 Destination Tuktoyaktuk , day 1 543 km to Lake La Hache

  1. Paul Vigneux says:

    Wow. Shouldn’t the krautmobile be named Wulf?


  2. Sharon Hume says:

    I’m looking forward to your posts!! Hoping for lots of available signals along the way 👍💕

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. PAUL & JEAN MCGRATH says:

    What a wonderful adventure! I think about you often and are thrilled to be able to ‘come along for the drive’. We are taking much shorter trips these days — Stratford, the Kawarthas, and Cherry Beach. We’ll look forward to your next post. Best, Paul and Jean

    On Tue, Aug 16, 2022 at 12:32 AM The Sailing Frog driving to the Arctic

  4. Holly Blefgen says:

    Great start, enjoy the beauty, with you all the way! Holly & Steve

  5. Phre says:

    Looking forward to following you on your adventure. Safe travels.

  6. Cedric Zala says:

    Wishing you a great trip, with lots of stories to tell on your return. Yukon, ho! Cedric & Lissa

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