The Wilderness City
The community of Whitehorse has it all―wilderness out the back door as well as all the modern conveniences and amenities of downtown. A network of hiking trails surrounds what is known as The Wilderness City, and the Yukon River flows right through town, with trails and parks on its banks.
Whitehorse lies in the traditional territory of two First Nations―the Ta’an Kwäch’än and Kwanlin Dün―and boasts a vibrant arts and cultural community.
And, there is so much to do just a stone’s throw from Whitehorse. Explore hiking trails minutes from downtown at Miles Canyon, ride mountain ridges overlooking the city, or fish in a pristine alpine lake just a short flight by bush plane.
Visitors are often surprised to learn that this cosmopolitan capital city offers all the amenities and comforts of a southern metropolis.
Whitehorse welcomes headline entertainment acts and international performers, and hosts a large number of superb festivals
throughout the year. Take the time to visit some of the Yukon’s top attractions
during your stay in Whitehorse.
Tour Parks Canada’s restored sternwheeler, the S.S. Klondike, and explore the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and MacBride Museum.
Wander the Whitehorse waterfront where you will discover many ways to enjoy the historic Yukon River―by raft, canoe, or tour boat.
The classic ambiance of Main Street coupled with great shops, restaurants and quality visitor accommodation make Whitehorse a superb destination as well as a base for explorations around the Yukon.
Visitors are often surprised to learn that this cosmopolitan capital city offers all the amenities and comforts of a southern capital.
Whitehorse hosts a thriving number of supermarkets, camping supply retailers, vehicle and equipment rentals, and everything you would expect to find in a major city.
With a full range of visitor services, including two golf courses, a hot springs, fine dining and cafés, great museums, well-appointed accommodation and an assortment of spa and salon offerings, visitors to Whitehorse can relax and enjoy their vacation fun.
The city has an international airport, with three airlines operating daily to major Canadian cities, Alaska and, seasonally, to Germany as well as regularly scheduled departures to other Yukon communities, and charter carrier services.