Top 8 Things to Do in Whitehorse

Whitehorse is a lively and exciting destination for Arctic adventure. Although the city is famously known for spectacular Aurora Borealis viewings, there’s plenty to do during daylight hours too!
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

The spectacular Aurora Borealis is a sight that has to be seen to be believed, and here in Whitehorse it’s almost a nightly experience during the winter.
Hiking

Hiking

The spectacular scenery around Whitehorse and along the Yukon River are a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and hikers. Look for Miles Canyon, Emerald Lake, and McIntyre Creek, which is well known as a spot for birdwatching.
Canoeing

Canoeing

The beautiful valley of the Yukon River offers unparalleled views of the spectacular scenery of this region. 
Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

The glorious wilderness surrounding Whitehorse is a beautiful location for cross-country skiing, and the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club offers 85 kilometres of groomed trails as well as 20 kilometres of ungroomed tracks.
Dog sledding

Dog sledding

Head out into the frozen wilderness on a dog sled with one of the many companies offering everything from short trips to overnight adventures.
SS Klondike

SS Klondike

Tour an original paddle wheeler, and take a step back to prospecting days. Learn how people lived during the Gold Rush.
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

See ten species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural habitat. Covering over 700 acres, the park provides an opportunity to see moose, bighorn sheep, caribou, arctic foxes and much more.
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Museums

Museums

For a small city, Whitehorse has an abundance of museums and interpretive centres, each lending its own unique blend of entertainment and learning to an exploration of the areas fascinating history and heritage. Check out the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, The MacBride Museum, The Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre and more.