Discover Whitehorse

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MacBride Museum

The MacBride Museum offers interpretive programs, Gold Rush exhibits, native cultures, Mounties in the North, natural history and geology.

Miles Canyon (Mile 910 Alaska Hwy)

Enjoy the sweeping vista from the viewing site above the canyon, or drive down to the suspension bridge, cross the river and enjoy the walk to Canyon City. In the spring see the first crocuses. Boat tours available. More information…

White Pass Train Station

Former home of the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, one of the most scenic railways of the world. This building now stands as a reminder of Whitehorse’s great history as a vital stepping off point to the Klondike Gold Rush of over 100 years ago.

LePage Park

A beautiful little oasis in the centre of town (Wood St & 3rd Ave). LePage Park is surrounded by historical buildings, coffee shops and an art gallery. Free summer concerts happen at noon during the summer. Easy access for parking.

Transportation Museum

This museum houses a unique collection of artifacts depicting our Gold Rush transportation heritage, the building of the Alaska Highway and unusual modes of travel used in the north. Easy access and RV parking.

Beringia Centre

The Beringia Centre details our ice age past and offers exhibits on the Woolly Mammoth, Giant Steppe Bison, Giant Beaver (400 lbs.) and more. Located next to the Transportation Museum. German Tours.

Visitor Information Centre

Located downtown on 2nd Ave. with a full range of information services including individual interactive programs, films, brochures, maps and displays. An excellent film “As the Crow Flies” is shown every thirty minutes, at the top and bottom of the hour. It’s free and a must see for all those interested in Yukon. Use this centre to help plan your stay, or enjoy the additional information. Easy access and free parking for RVs and fifth wheels.

Whitehorse Fish Ladder and Dam

The Whitehorse Fish Ladder is the longest wooden Fish Ladder in the world. Spot Chinook Salmon on their way to their spawning grounds as they pass through this observation site. Glass windows in a viewing area allow you to see salmon, grayling and trout all at one time. The Whitehorse Dam is well worth seeing! Kayakers and canoeists are often seen at play in the waters below the Dam.

SS Klondike

This sternwheeler greets most visitors as they enter our city, and represents an age when the City of Whitehorse served a major function as the transportation hub of this entire region, taking miners, their families and those who wished to take advantage of the Gold Rush to the Klondike. This sternwheeler may be toured today. Easy access & RV parking.

The Heritage Walking Tour

Leaves regularly from Donnenworth House next to LePage Park. This tour explores the heritage of Whitehorse on a walking tour of the more distinctive buildings including the Old Log Church and the Log Skyscraper.

Miles Canyon Lookout (Mile 910 Alaska Hwy)

The view from the signed viewing area is spectacular but then so is the view from alongside the canyon itself. Walk across the suspension bridge and take one of the trails along the canyon.

Schwatka Lake (Miles Canyon Road)

Anytime from early morning to when the sun sets, drive from town and watch small planes land and take off, enjoy a boat trip up the canyon, or just enjoy the scenic drive past many beautiful little spots until you reach the highway.

Yukon Arts Centre

After enjoying the Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre, step outside and walk to the end of the lawn. The spectacular view afforded to those who find this spot is worth it. Easy access for RVs and wheelchairs.

Fish Lake Road (Mile 889.4 Alaska Hwy)

A well-kept secret, this road leads to some spectacular scenery – Fish Lake, a wilderness ranch and the Ibex Valley. Visit the fish hatchery on the way up, and enjoy the view on the way down. It’s just as beautiful when it’s covered in snow.

Atop Grey Mountain

For those with a 4×4 or a lot of stamina and a mountain bike, Grey Mountain is not to be missed. Use caution. The view encompasses the entire Whitehorse area including Laberge and Marsh lakes. Not for RVs.

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

From late summer until spring. These jumping and sometimes crackling bands of light have been seen in yellows, blues, purples, reds, and all colors of the rainbow.

7-Hole Mountainview Golf Course

Reputed to be one of the most magnificent views around, you may wish to play a round just to see it. Easy access and parking for RVs.

Winter fun under the northern lights

Take a dog sled ride, you’ll love it! Arrange a ride with one of the many outfitters. You can go for 1/2 hour, 1/2 a day or for a real expedition. Visit Takhini Hot Springs and swim outdoors at 20 below surrounded by walls of ice that help keep the wind at bay. This is an experience! Visit in February. Get a real taste of northern living by participating in Frostbite, the 3 day musical event, quickly followed by Rendezvous, our own winter festival. If you’re an adventure seeker, try heli-skiing, winter camping, snowshoeing, ice fishing, x-country skiing, drinking hot toddies and dancing till dawn (10:45 am).

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