This Sled Dog Race Between Alaska And Canada Is A Wild Ride You Have To See

The Yukon Quest is a 1000-mile sled dog race that runs from the interior town of Fairbanks across the arctic into Canada. The race began in 1984 and traces the historic “highway of the north,” the mighty Yukon River. The Quest is a major event in the communities along the route, and something Alaskans look forward to each winter.

The brave mushers face the vicious northern winters to ride to glory across the finish line. The spectators largely follow along through media coverage these days, which has only increased the popularity. Fans welcome the teams with open arms as they stop through Alaskan and Canadian communities. The Yukon Quest is a uniquely Alaskan event, and has long been a favorite of Alaskan kids.

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If you like mushing, take a tour on a dog sled in Take This Dog Mushing Tour For A Winter Adventure In Alaska. Another popular dog mushing race in Alaska, the Iditarod, offers tours of it’s headquarters in The Quintessential Alaskan Attraction That Everyone Needs To Experience At Least Once.

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