Quality of Life
Home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada, the City of Whitehorse, the Wilderness City, is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by mountains and pristine lakes.
With its magnificent landscape and vibrant city lifestyle, it is no small wonder over 27,000 (2012) people enjoy living here year round. A healthy economy, small town values, a safe environment in which to raise a family, and access to the great outdoors, makes Whitehorse one of the best cities in Canada in which to live and work.
Essential Guide to Services in Whitehorse
This guide will provide everything you need to know about services in Whitehorse from arts and dance to health and support.
Attractions Whitehorse welcomes headline entertainment acts and international performers, and hosts a large number of superb festivals and events throughout the year, including the Adäka Cultural Festival, the Frostbite Music Festival and Yukon Quest, to name but a few.
Museums, art galleries, and cultural centres abound in Whitehorse. The Whitehorse waterfront trail, the Canada Games Centre, cross-country ski trails, all walking distance within the city, will keep you active.
People are often surprised to learn that this cosmopolitan capital city offers all the amenities and comforts of a southern metropolis.
Whitehorse has a thriving number stores and industrial supply shops from, supermarkets, to outdoor equipment, to vehicle and equipment rentals, just about everything you would expect to find in a major city.
The city also boasts two golf courses, a hot springs, fine dining and cafés, great museums, well-appointed accommodation and an assortment of spa and salon offerings.
Whitehorse has a modern airport operating three major airlines with travel to major Canadian and Alaskan cities, and Yukon communities (with seasonal European travel), and inter-city travel offers a city bus service and taxis.