Tucks' Truck Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
July 27th, 2020 Great 4x4 wildcamp

The iOverlander spots below here weren't great so we continued a short distance up hill to find a much nicer, remote spot with a nice view down the valley and a good mobile phone signal. Heading uphill on Robins Range Road, go 500m past the iOverlander post for 'Boondock by two forestry roads' then turn left up the rough dirt trail. MUST HAVE 4x4 HIGH CLEARANCE for the last 500m up this side trail which is loose dirt and deeply rutted.

July 22nd, 2020 Boondock by two forestry roads

Not a great place. Very small spot and on quite a slope, not even close to being level. Millions of mossies. If you have 4x4 and high clearance, go 500m further up the road and take the first left up a dirt track to the iOv spot 'Great 4x4 wildcamp'.

July 21st, 2020 Randolph & Garrisons Kingsroad

This place is permanently closed.

July 21st, 2020 kalamalka lake-okanagan rail trail

This place is permanently closed.

July 20th, 2020 Snaring River Overflow Campground

A bit unfair to call this a 'parking lot' - it's not amazing but better than many RV parks we have seen across North America. There is a grass area and a picnic table for each plot. Plenty of room for kids to play, walk dogs etc. It's not bad for an overflow camp. Try to get one of the lower numbered spots which are further away from the train line.

July 20th, 2020 Snaring River Campground

No longer closed for Covid. Open again after lock-down finished.

July 17th, 2020 Nice spot near Highway 43

A beautiful nightstop, we really liked it here. Right on the lakeside, beautiful sunset, not too many mossies. Very peaceful. Bit muddy if it has rained, but 4x4 not required.

July 15th, 2020 Esso Street parking

This place is permanently closed.

July 13th, 2020 UPS office

Very helpful lady in here. She is a UPS and FedEx agent if you need to ship anything out, but more importantly, you can use the address to receive anything you need sending in to you (whether by courier firm or by Canada Post). We needed some truck parts sending in from Europe and the lady received them for us and held them until we could pick them up. She charges just a few $ to handle an inbound package. Call 8676686245 or email: store302@theupsstore.ca if you want to set up delivery of anything. She also does copying, printing, scanning etc.
CAUTION NOTE: DO NOT USE DHL to deliver to anywhere in the Yukon! They no longer have an official agent in the Territory, so when the item arrives in Canada, they just put it in the regular post to Whitehorse!!! It takes weeks! Use UPS or FedEx if you want anything sending to you here in a reasonable timescale.

July 6th, 2020 Walmart Whitehorse

This place is permanently closed.

July 6th, 2020 Alpine Bakery

Definitely best bread in town, best in the Yukon, possibly the best in Canada! Loved all the breads we tried over our 11 weeks of Covid Lock-down here. Real European high-quality sourdugh or multigrain, or wholemeal, or sunflower bread. Cheese-sticks are great too.

July 6th, 2020 Coast Mountain Store - outdoors shop

Excellent outdoor kit and clothing shop. These guys have everything for outdoor activities, camping etc. Great choice of clothing and boots. Friendly and the staff really know their stuff. Also a hunting/shooting/fishing department across the road.

July 6th, 2020 Lakeside

Perfect wildcamp. Very pretty spot, right by the shore of a small lake, with lots of birds and ducks. We also saw a beaver around. Space for 1 vehicle on the waterside, but room for others behind if you are in a group. Not many mossies. Fire ring by the waterside, otherwise no facilities. Free. Just about in sight of the road, but far enough away to hardly hear the few vehicles passing. Loved it here. Please leave it clean.

July 2nd, 2020 Gravel Parking Fish Lake Road

Nice views but not at all quiet. Locals coming and going all night. Hunters, fishermen, people with boats on trailers heading to the lake. Groups meeting up for midnight sun drinks. A surprising amount of cars driving past on the road.

June 27th, 2020 Silver City airstrip Icefield Discovery Glacier Flight

We took a flight out to the ice fields, landed out on the glaciers and it was absolutely awesome. Bit pricey at $375pp but if you can stretch the budget, it is absolutely worth it. Brilliant staff here really make it a memorable trip. You might think you get great views from the roads and hiking trails, but really this trip is something else! Highly recommended.

June 27th, 2020 Haines junction, Village bakery cafe & shop

Still a great place. WiFi is a bit slow, but excellent food here.

June 24th, 2020 Incredible views 32mi after Haines Jct

All still the same. One of the most stunning views we've had from a wildcamp spot in a looong time! Highly recommended! No facilities. Free.

June 22nd, 2020 Nice place at Rock Island Lake

New-looking signs say this is settlement land and a permit is required for access.

June 22nd, 2020 Pretty, flat area

Pretty spot, lots of flowers around. Big flat area just off the road but out of view. Very weak traffic noise, but very few cars passed in the evening and we didn't hear any overnight. Good night-stop about halfway between Whitehorse and Dawson. No facilities. Free.

June 18th, 2020 Carwash

OK for a rinse after the Dempster, but low water pressure. Not as good as the ones in Whitehorse. We had to do our truck again for a proper wash when we got back to Whitehorse.

June 15th, 2020 Baked Cafe

We have been 'stuck' here in town parked-up for 11 weeks during Covid Lock-down and I came to this cafe (for take-out) almost every day! Awesome coffee and the scones are amazing!!

June 13th, 2020 Dawson City, Front Street near Visitor Info

Stayed here a week during Covid, no other RVs, very peaceful. 24hr reasonable WiFi (need to get password from the Klondike Visitor Centre upstairs when the main Dawson visitor centre is closed. Liked it here being central to the town and Riverside.

June 12th, 2020 Beautiful spot

Nice quiet spot with views over the valley. Can be seen from the road but only 2 vehicle went past while we were there. There is a den of beautiful foxes nearby which we didn't realise until they came out to play in front of us. Not a bad spot, but there are plenty of others along this area. Watch out that some of the gravel-pit spots along this section have 'no entry' signs. Plenty of space for big-rigs, but a little bit of clearance needed. OK for most cars & overlanding vehicles. No facilities. Free.

June 10th, 2020 Side of north Klondike river

Peace spot, lovely sleeping with the river noise. Not too bad for bugs, but still mossies around.

June 9th, 2020 Yukon River near Five Finger Rapids

Nice spot, but by far the worst mosquitos we've had in the whole Yukon so far. Don't stay here in summer unless you can stay behind good nets inside your truck!

March 21st, 2020 Deyse Lake Wild Camping

This point is in someone's garden. It's not possible from the description to work out where it actually should be.

March 21st, 2020 Deyse Lake Wild Camping

This point is in someone's garden. It's not possible from the description to work out where it actually should be.

March 20th, 2020 Northern Lights College Free Wifi

Fantastic! Still working in the depth of winter and the Corona Virus crisis, this was a lifeline for us to get crucial info.

March 20th, 2020 Propane purchase, Water & Dumping Whitehorse

Opens 1 May for the summer season. Frozen over and closed for winter. If you are desperate for a water-fill in winter, try the car-wash places. We had a mixed reception from them, but eventually they took pity on us and allowed us to fill.

March 20th, 2020 Kitwanga General Store

Very friendly guy. We didn't buy much as it is mid corona virus and stocks are low for the locals, but he offered us stuff that isn't being rationed. In better times we would have bought plenty of stuff here.