Summer in Whitehorse
Summer days in Whitehorse seem endless. Nineteen hours of daylight makes for lots of playtime!
Many outdoor activities take place along the banks of the famed Yukon River. Once the backbone of Yukon transportation, the river still defines our community. Anglers cast for arctic grayling along the shore. Thrill-seeking kayakers dip their paddles just upstream for whitewater fun. Those with calmer tastes canoe downstream, and the truly adventurous float this mighty waterway all the way to Dawson City.
You can hike, bike, or jog our vast network of trails, many of which follow the shores of the river. Throughout the summer, Rotary Peace Park hosts events such as Canada Day celebrations. Shipyards Park hosts a weekly Farmers Market, where you can find local products such as produce and crafts, as well as music and other performances. Watch for salmon at the Fish Ladder, and check for music festivals and other special events taking place along the waterfront. Don’t forget to visit the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, our most famous attraction, which is also located on the banks of the Yukon River.