Whitehorse Vacations

One of Canada's colder capitals, Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon with the population of 23,000 Canadians. Predominately a summer tourist spot, Whitehorse is also the capital city for many of Yukon's mining and forestry industries.

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Things to see and do in Whitehorse

Eric Brink | Trip by SkyscannerOld Log Church Museum
Old Log Church Museum
Eric Brink | Trip by SkyscannerS.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada
S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada
Eric Brink | Trip by SkyscannerGovernment of Yukon
Government of Yukon
Eric Brink | Trip by SkyscannerMacBride Museum Of Yukon History
MacBride Museum Of Yukon History
lifacolor | FlickrMiles Canyon
Miles Canyon
TravelingOtter | FlickrYukon Transportation Museum
Yukon Transportation Museum
aaranged | FlickrYukon Wildlife Preserve
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Tanya Huether | Trip by SkyscannerLake Laberge
Lake Laberge
Eric Brink | Trip by SkyscannerNorth End Gallery
North End Gallery

Reviews of Whitehorse

Eric Brink
Eric BrinkPleasant Hill, California, USA

Whitehorse is Yukon's capital and largest city at around 21,000. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located at kilometre 1476 on the Alaska Highway. Whitehorse's downtown and Riverdale areas occupy both shores of the Yukon River, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering sea in Alaska. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed. Because of the city's location in the Whitehorse valley, the climate is milder than other comparable northern communities. I enjoyed my brief stay here on both ends of an Earthwatch trip to the Northwest Territories of Canada. Whitehorse has all the amenities that you need, including comfortable hotels, decent restaurants, and almost any chain store that you need. It's also compact with the City Center, fun to walk around, and with lots of friendly folks.

Shir Kalmanson
Shir KalmansonTel Aviv, Israel

A magical town in Canada's true North. There are 2 real cool backpackers, excellent hiking gear stores, a wonderful coffee shop and amazing views. The first stop on your Yukon trip.

William Bursey
William BurseyGander, Newfoundland and Labrador


Jutta L.
Jutta L.

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