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Whitehorse

About Whitehorse

Yukon Food 01 Whitehorse Credit Government of Yukon

The Last Frontier of Canada

Known as the “Wilderness City”, Whitehorse is your gateway to the great outdoors and into the past. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, this Northern most city has a captivating mix of shops, museums and quirky heritage buildings. Enjoy public art, inspired cuisine, live performances and inviting cultural explorations. 

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Lots To See​

You can spend time sightseeing, and visit the historic S.S. Klondike sternwheeler, search the 8.5 million-year-old Miles Canyon, see the remains of a woolly mammoths the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center, explore the Klondike Gold Rush at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History and dive into the city’s First Nations culture and history at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

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Perfect For Outdoor Enthusiasts​

With the variety of scenery in the Yukon Territory, its enticing to be pulled away from the comforts of the urban area. Use Whitehorse as a launching off point to all types of sporting activities and adventures. Skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cycling, canoeing, hiking, camping, dog sledding, northern lights tours, wildlife preserves, hot springs, and endless landscapes to photograph and discover.

Not THAT Cold!

Whitehorse is still one of the mildest cities in northern Canada. Its daytime temperature averages around −10°c in winter, to +19°c in the summer.

Popular Spots

Sign Post Forest

A collection of signs from travelers hometowns found at Watson Lake.

Carcross Desert

Known as the worlds smallest desert. This little land measures a teeny tiny 1.6 km²

Mount Logan

This peak is the second tallest in all of North America. 5,959m high.

Miles Canyon

A dramatic natural feature created 8.5 million-years ago.

Tours in Whitehorse

If you are looking for a taste of Canada’s north, try this Yukon vacation package. This mixed bag of sights, wildlife, museums, arts and relaxation is created for the leisure traveller.
Spend a relaxing weekend in the wilderness away from the hustle of the city. Unwind in an off the grid cabin while you enjoy light activities and connect with nature on your very own personal retreat.
Leave the crowds behind and go on an adventure! This tour offers a taste of some of the outdoor experiences that the Yukon has to offer. This active 6 day 5 night package departs from Whitehorse.
Wild and breathtakingly beautiful, Whitehorse has plenty to offer adventure seekers, nature lovers, and the artistically inclined. The Yukon has excitement and memories right at your fingertips.
Beautiful, energetic and entertaining—known as the “Wilderness City”, Whitehorse has the great outdoors at its doorstep and has adventure for all interest levels.

Staff Suggestion

Build Your Own Whitehorse Tour

Let’s make a trip that’s uniquely yours! You decide how long, which activities, number of inclusions, everything. Start planning now and make your dream trip a reality.

Featured Attraction: St. Elias Icefield

The icefields of the St. Elias mountains are found in the Kluane National Park and outside the polar ice caps, are amongst the most expansive in the world. Dominated by mountains and ice, which make up 82% of the surface area, it’s easy to find ice that is up to a kilometre deep. During the warmer months, these glaciers feed rivers flowing southward to the Gulf of Alaska and northward into the Yukon River. Due to changing weather, glacial movements expand and contract the ice and are often immense and spectacular. The St. Elias Mountains are home to the greatest concentration of surging glaciers in North America.

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EXPLORE

Average Temperature

Spring
7°c

Summer
19°c

Fall
5°c

Winter
-12°c

Did You Know?

Whitehorse is located on the traditional lands of Beaver, Cree, Ojibway, Shuswap, Stoney, and Metis Nation.

Yukon Indigenous 02 Moosehide Gathering Credit Government of Yukon

Still Have Questions?

Sometimes it’s just easier to talk to someone. Give us a call and lets discuss how we can create your unique experience.