We stopped at the beautiful Tombstone Territorial Park in the Yukon as we made our way up the Dempster Highway. This insanely beautiful park’s campground, hosts free daily events such as, informative hikes, campfire talks and wildlife talks. We checked the schedule to see what was being offered that night we were there and noticed it was the campfire talks. There wasn’t a description on what the event was about, so we assumed ghost stories being shared around a fire? Neat!! We walked over to the Interpretive Centre and to our surprise for some reason or another, they were actually hosting a Tombstone Wilderness Spa! The Tombstone Territorial Park employee, went over the different plants we would be using for the spa night and told us about the plants medicinal properties. She discussed the plants topical and internal benefits. She also told us that she makes her own natural creams to help her rosacea. Fireweed, a common Yukon plant, was one of the plants she described and used in her natural creams, which helps with this condition. She passed around her homemade creams to test on ourselves. She even had homemade Arnica ointment which is great for sore muscles and bruises!
We each received a big bowl and placed all the plants she described into the bowl. She came around and poured boiling water into the bowl and we all had a lovely, natural, facial steam. The smell was very aromatic and relaxing. The next part was a warm, relaxing foot bath which included the same plants as the facial, but with the addition of wild sage which provides relief from pesky mosquitoes and sore feet.
As we soaked our feet, we got another surprise! Another park employee came out with homemade cake and wild rose petal jelly. It was delicioussss!
Thanks Tombstone Territorial Park for the wonderful and very unexpected spa day!