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Whitehorse, Yukon

SS Klondike, Whitehorse, Yukon

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Welcome to Whitehorse, Canada’s Wilderness City, the Yukon’s capital, and our home. Few cities in the world offer such rich access to pristine wilderness, yet still provide all the amenities of a modern metropolis. Hugged by the banks of the Yukon River and surrounded by the peaks of Grey Mountain, Haeckel Hill, and Golden Horn Mountain, Whitehorse is the Yukon’s most cosmopolitan community, but its easy access to trails, rivers, lakes and mountains are what will make your trip memorable.

Whitehorse is home to a bustling community of 25,000 people, many of whom are young, active, and adventurous. Talk to locals and you’ll be surprised how many of us grew up in Whitehorse, spent a few years “Outside,” and returned to live, work, or raise families. You’ll also meet plenty of people who grew up in the metropolises of further south and spent summers in the Yukon, only to return year after year. Be careful…once you’ve seen the city, you might just decide to stay!

Because of this, we locals are glad you took the time to come here.  Although Whitehorse is easily accessible by plane, RV, car, or cruise ship, we know that coming to the North incites the same sense of adventure that gold-seekers experienced when they traveled down the Yukon River and crossed the White Horse rapids from which Whitehorse got its name.

We hope the experiences you take from Whitehorse give you a taste of our unique northern lifestyle. We can’t wait to show you where we live, and we hope you enjoy your stay!

Here are a few quick links to help you plan your stay in the Whitehorse area:

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