Duration: 7 Days
Getting Started
Season: Winter

Yukon is your one-stop winter wonderland, perfect for everything from warming up in a cozy cabin to playing outside in the snow. Imagine snowshoeing in the mountains, exploring beautiful vistas of snow on a fat-tire bike, exhilarating dogsled adventures, hilarious winter festivals and restorative hot springs. Add Whitehorse’s cultural attractions - museums, theatre, live music, great dining and cozy accommodations - and you have a recipe for a memorable adventure. 

Day 1 – Welcome to Whitehorse

After the short flight from one of our gateway cities, breathe in the clean crisp air and head to your lodge, hotel or cabin. If you didn't pre-book winter clothing with a tour operator, our outdoor retailers downtown have what you need. Check the listings for local theatre, live music or stand-up comedy – our arts scene is hopping!

Days 2-3 – Your Winter Adventure Begins

The snow is calling. Hit the trails on a snowshoe outing across a sweeping mountain ridge, explore the town or trails on a fat-tire bike, or cross country on groomed tracks. Join a local guide for a day of ice fishing on a remote lake, or just pause and enjoy the serenity of Yukon wilderness. In the evenings, keep your eyes on the sky for a chance to see the northern lights dancing above your head. 

Day 4 – Get Outside and Play

Take a thrilling snowmobile day trip on wide-open trails and across frozen lakes. Cruise past snowy evergreens. Keen eyes may even spot some of the four-legged locals. Travel with one of the territory’s licensed tour operators – they'll get you out to the hot spots!

Day 5 – Take In the Town

Savour a slow start to the day and explore Whitehorse’s vibrant downtown scene. Stroll through art galleries and gift shops and into our unique coffee shops. Enjoy cuisine from around the world, or dine on northern delicacies like bison and Arctic char. Step out into a crisp evening and check the skies for northern lights.

Day 6 – Mush!

Book a day of dogsledding with a local musher, and you’ll revel in a traditional activity that is close to northerners’ hearts. Let the friendly, well-trained dogs win you over – you’ll bond with your team and be impressed by their grace and strength.

Day 7 – Explore the Wilderness City

Walk along the Whitehorse waterfront or continue along the Yukon River to view the Whitehorse Dam. Tuck inside an art gallery or step back in time in a museum. Enjoy the outdoor art installations downtown and along the waterfront. Browse the shops for treasures to take home.

Must See & Do
Places to Stay
Accommodations
Winter Fun Inside & Out
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Choose a cabin in the woods, a hotel in the heart of downtown, or anything in between.
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Dining
Winter Fun Inside & Out
From sourdough pancakes to local beer to a hearty dinner after a day of outdoor adventure, Yukon chefs deliver inspiration from the land to the plate.
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How to Get Here

Exploring by day, northern lights viewing by night – and closer than you might think. Major commercial airlines connect Whitehorse with Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, and Yellowknife.