Whitehorse Travel Guide
Welcome to Whitehorse!
Whitehorse is the Yukon's capital and owes a majority of its fame to the Klondike gold rush of the late 19th century, for which the city became a booming prospectors paradise. The gold rush has come and gone but much of the area's proud history remains. One highlight is the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, a preserved sternwheeler boat that originally ferried both goods and people along the Yukon River. The MacBride Museum is an enormous museum that spans four city blocks and features excellent displays on the vast history of the Yukon region. Another popular Whitehorse attraction is Frantic Follies—a vaudeville review that aims to recapture the boisterous atmosphere of the Klondike. Whitehorse is located on the Alaskan Highway, 541 km (327 mi) north of Fort Nelson. However, its remote location doesn't stop the hundreds of tourists that head up to Whitehorse each year, primarily during the summer months when 24-hour sunlight warms the typically cold city.
Offering multi-day Aurora and Midnight Sun packages that include activities such as Northern Light viewing, snowshoeing, fishing, ice fishing and paddling on Lake Laberge approximately 64km (40 mi) north of Whitehorse.