one hundred years ago, reckless adventurers
fought their way down the Yukon River by boat
on their voyage to the goldfields. Many struggled
through the choppy waters of the White Horse
Rapids. Exciting times! Fearless men and women
traversed great distances to arrive at their
goal- the Klondike.
Today it’s much easier to come to us.
You probably arrived by cruise ship, plane
or RV, but we’re sure you still have
the same spirit of adventure in your heart.
Welcome to Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon,
and home to some of the most
spectacular scenery in Canada. Named by some the Wilderness City, Whitehorse
nestles on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by mountains and
clear mountain lakes.
Gorgeous scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle,
it’s no small wonder over 25,000 people
enjoy living here year round. A healthy economy,
small town values, a safe environment in which
to raise a family, affordable housing, and
access to the great
outdoors, make Whitehorse one of the best cities in Canada in which to live
and work. Whitehorse provides diverse services to all outlying communities.
Its economic base includes mining, transportation services, tourism, and government
Served daily by major airlines, visitors easily connect to Whitehorse from
any city in the world. For those adventure seekers wishing to enjoy the spectacular
scenery on route, there are plenty of interesting ways to get here.
However you arrived, we’re glad you
came, and we hope you experience a taste of
our unique northern lifestyle. While you’re
here, stop by to see us, sign our guest book,
and receive a free Whitehorse pin compliments
of the City of Whitehorse.