Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon

Whitehorse

Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon and by far its largest community. Close to 70 percent of the total Yukon population lives in the community of Whitehorse; this includes the City of Whitehorse, Mount Lorne, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake and surrounding areas. The city is set in the wide valley of the Yukon River and lies within the shared traditional territory of the Ta'an Kwach'an Council (TKC) and the Kwanlin Dun First Nation (KDFN).

First Nations used the area around Whitehorse for food gathering and as a meeting place. During the Klondike Gold Rush, the settlement of Whitehorse developed as a transportation hub; Whitehorse was the head of navigable waters on the Yukon River and an important stop on the journey to the gold fields.

Whitehorse became the centre of transportation into and out of the Territory, once the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway linked Whitehorse with the Alaskan port of Skagway. Since the Klondike Gold Rush era, Whitehorse has experienced a series of population booms and busts, mainly linked to mining and highway construction. In 1953 the Yukon government moved the capital to Whitehorse from Dawson City.

Whitehorse is now a contemporary city and the government and business centre for the Yukon with the Yukon government headquarters and several federal government offices located there. Also, the Council of Yukon First Nations has its headquarters in Whitehorse. Most major Yukon businesses, utility companies and services operate out of the city.

 

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SilverWolf Vacation Rentals | Owner Direct | No Guest Booking Fees

RENTAL UNIT #1 : A 1300 ft²/121 m², 2 Bedroom Suite furnished, FULLY EQUIPPED PRIVATE KITCHEN, STAINLESS FRIDGE & STOVE, KEURIG K-CUP COFFEE MAKER, ALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES, UTENSILS, MICROWAVE, TOASTER OVEN, SLOW COOKER, MARBLE TOP FOOD PREP ROLLER TABLE.

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Sundog Retreat, Heather Finton

Private Yukon Accommodations at Sundog Retreat

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(Biking/Mountain Biking, Bird watching, Cabin/ Log cabin, Hiking, Inn, Nature Walks, Resort, Vacation Rentals, Wildlife, Wood carving/turning)
Old Log Church Museum

Built in 1900, the Old Log Church and Rectory are among the oldest buildings in Whitehorse.

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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

You are about to embark on a prehistoric journey, a voyage into the past when woolly mammoths and scimitar cats used to roam Beringia.

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MacBride Museum of Yukon History

From gold rush fever to the birth of our capital city, the MacBride Museum offers a comprehensive view of the colourful characters and groundbreaking events that shaped the territory.

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Yukon Arts Centre

THE Yukon Arts Centre HOUSES A 424 SEAT THEATRE, A LARGE GALLERY WITH CHANGING EXHIBITS AND A WONDERFUL SCULPTURE GARDEN.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Performing Arts, Public Art Gallery, Theatres)
S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada

TOURS OF THE SHIP ARE FULL OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE GOLD RUSH, THE YUKON RIVER AND THE FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE.

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YUKON TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM

THE YUKON TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM HOUSES A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF ARTIFACTS DEPICTING OUR GOLD RUSH TRANSPORTATION HERITAGE, THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY AND UNUSUAL MODES OF TRAVEL USED IN THE NORTH.

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