Truly a wilderness city, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the Yukon River, on the lands of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council. Explorers and wilderness lovers alike set off from the Yukon capital to tour the rest of the territory and Alaska.

Whitehorse has everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Our many wilderness operators are ready to take you on guided trips or you can set off on your own to explore the many rivers, mountains or lakes that the Yukon has to offer.

You can book a stay at one of our fabulous lodges, find a guide and go fishing, enjoy the long summer days or come in the fall and winter to view the magical aurora. Rapidly expanding culinary, cultural and arts scenes make Whitehorse a perfect exploratory getaway. You don't want to miss a glass blowing class at Lumel Studios, a cup of joe at one of many local coffee roasters, or a pint of locally crafted Yukon Brewing beer. And a trip to MacBride Museum to learn about the colourful history of the Yukon is an absolute must!  

Whitehorse is especially fun for the family! There's something for everyone at the Canada Games Centre, a multi-use recreation and wellness centre featuring an indoor waterslide and lazy river. Or, take the family outdoors for a swim in one of many crystal-clear lakes, try your luck at a fishing hole, or roast marshmallows at one of 60 campgrounds and day-use recreation sites around the territory.

Whitehorse at a Glance


29,962 (2017)


-17 °C

Wind NW at 16 km/h, 71% Humidity

Time Zone:

Pacific Standard


416.5 km²

Fast Facts:

In 2011, the World Health Organization ranked Whitehorse #1 for cleanest air in the world.

Legend says Whitehorse got its name when gold seekers thought Miles Canyon’s wild rapids resembled the manes of charging white horses.

The Whitehorse area has over 700 kilometres of marked trail, including 85 kilometres of groomed cross country ski trails.

Scenery - Kluane National Park

Calendar of Events

Along with being loved by locals, many Whitehorse events draw people from all across North America. In the summer, the midnight sun combined with memorable festivities is too good to pass up.

The Yukon may be famous for its gold rush history and diverse Indigenous cultures, but there’s even more to discover once you’re here.

Activity - Indigenous magazine
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