Whitehorse

Whitehorse, Yukon

Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon.

Understand

Whitehorse has been capital of the Yukon since 1953, and currently has a population of around 24,000. The city is located along the banks of the Yukon River, and due to it being in a rain shadow area, Whitehorse has the distinction of being Canada's driest city.

Get in

By plane

Whitehorse International Airport (IATA: YXY). Air North, "Yukon's Airline" , provides scheduled service to Whitehorse from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Dawson City, Inuvik, Old Crow and Fairbanks (seasonal).

By car

Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia or Delta Junction, Alaska.

By ferry

to Skagway, Alaska, then via the South Klondike Highway.

Get around

Whitehorse Transit operates city buses and there are taxis operating in town. The Trans-Canada Trail runs through the city, and there are some bike trails.

See

Miles Canyon

Do

Buy

Eat

Sleep

Accommodation in Whitehorse ranges from hostels to B&Bs, to motels and quality hotels. They tend to get full quick so advance bookings are recommended during summer.

Budget

Mid-range

Luxury

Connect

Go next

Alaska Direct Bus Line offers bus service to Alaska.

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