"The Yukon is unique and is a..." Whitehorse Local Custom Tip by Kindra

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The Yukon is unique and is a part of Canada but should not be taken as a representative of Canada- hotels will often not have tvs or phones in the rooms, and do not expect email service etc wherever you go! Grocery stores are rare and not big outside of Whitehorse but this is simply because they are unnecessary. The Yukon is home to 30,000 people spread over a great distance and some parts can be very remote. Although some everyday conveniences are lacking in the Yukon, does not mean that they are lacking in the rest of Canada and take advantage of this! (This is a building on Third Avenue in Dawson and is quite famous, but hey most Canadians do not live in places like this and we do not live in igloos!)
An additional interesting tip for die hard Coke fans. Pepsi generally has a monopoly in the territory and Coke is not found outside of Whitehorse- only Pepsi products, so be prepared.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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