The capital and largest city in the Yukon, Whitehorse is known as The Wilderness City. Located on the banks of the Yukon River, it is surrounded by spectacular mountains and lakes and boasts a vibrant economy with thriving tourism as well as mining and government services. It’s easy to find exciting things to do, either in town or just a short distance away, making it the ideal hub to settle in while you day trip to your heart’s content. In the summertime, enjoy watersports like canoeing, kayaking and whitewater rafting. There are lots of free outdoor concerts, and you can play to your heart’s content in the land of the midnight sun. In the wintertime, imagine dogsledding along frozen rivers and basking in the awesome northern lights of the Aurora Borealis.
Downtown Whitehorse offers some interesting and unique architecture, and the restaurants specialize in locally sourced ingredients, offering everything from fresh caught fish to wild game. Work off your meal with a hike or go for a bike ride on the Millennium Loop, a five-mile long urban bicycle and walking trail that circles the city along the banks of the Yukon River with panoramic mountain views all around.