With lodging, restaurants and outdoor adventures in and around Whitehorse open, making the capital of Yukon your vacation hub is a guaranteed good time.
Stay in and dine out in Whitehorse
Book a hotel, dine in or out at one of the many open restaurants or cafés, or shop to your heart’s content all over town. Many businesses are open and meeting all the latest requirements for health and safety, so you can vacation comfortably as long as you like.
Explore the local arts
Whitehorse is an epicenter for Yukon artists with galleries galore. Check out individual artist galleries or major galleries with eclectic selections from local talent. Many can be found on Main Street along with many local shops, now open.
Meet the wildlife
Introduce the kids to the wildside of the Yukon at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, just north of Whitehorse. Take the 5-km loop around the preserve that passes by enclosures filled with wild moose, elk, mountain goats, muskox, wood bison, thinhorn sheep and more.
Get the outside perspective of the Historic S.S. Klondike
The S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. The inside of the boat is closed to visitors currently, but the outside is still a site to behold for all ages.
Hike the Millennium Trail
The Millennium Trail is a local favorite for hikers of all skill levels. It starts at the site of the S.S. Klondike and continues along the Yukon. Wildflowers and raspberries are ripe for the picking in the summer months, and Take to the air for flightseeingthe other sites along the way are also pretty sweet.
Take to the air for flight seeing
You haven’t seen Whitehorse till you’ve seen it from the sky. Alpine Aviation is the way to go if you want to get a bird’s eye view of the city’s surrounding landscapes and wildlife—if you’re lucky.
Chill out at Chadburn Lake Park
World-class wilderness is yours for the exploring at Chadburn Lake Park. It’s the largest of its kind in a Canadian municipality. For all you British Columbians out there, it’s 18 times larger than Vancouver’s Stanley Park, and it’s wide open to you.
These recommendations contain suggested locations and activities accessible to visitors from BC and to Yukoners. Please check our directory of businesses currently open for further information on hours of operation, visitor requirements, etc.