Regions: Whitehorse Region Communities: Whitehorse
Themes: Activities Categories: Activities, Hiking, Natural Wonders, Midnight Sun, Wilderness & Wildlife, Wildlife

Play outside in Whitehorse

From kayaking to hiking to mountain biking, there are still countless activities to enjoy in the great outdoors near Whitehorse. 

01 Experience

Paddle in the waters around Whitehorse

Get out on the water for a paddle-driven adventure. Whether it’s kayaking or canoeing, there’s no shortage of ways to see the natural landscapes around Whitehorse from a fish-eye view. The Yukon River is a popular option, with many more to choose from currently in the area.

02 Experience

Hike Miles Canyon and more

Getting to one of Whitehorse’s top hiking trails is all too easy. Miles Canyon is a 15-km loop with stunning photo-worthy stops, like lakes, wilderness, and the suspension bridge at the start. That’s not the only trail open near Whitehorse though. Download the Whitehorse Recreational Trail Guide app for more. 

03 Experience

Shred the mountain bike trails

Trails around Whitehorse aren’t just open to hikers. Mountain biking trails are also open to the public for a variety of levels. You can explore them for yourself or you can have Skookum Backcountry Adventures guide you. The largest riding area in Whitehorse is Grey Mountain with trails to suit all levels, while places like Mt. MacIntyre, Mt. Sima, Haeckel Hill and Pilot Mountain offer downhill, skills parks, and other styles of trail riding.

04 Experience

Meet the Whitehorse wildlife

Introduce the kids to the wildside of the territory at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, just north of Whitehorse. Take the 5-km loop around the preserve that passes by enclosures that are home to moose, elk, mountain goats, muskox, wood bison, thinhorn sheep and more.

05 Experience

Hike the Millennium Trail

The Millennium Trail is a local favourite 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 the other sites along the way are just as sweet. 

06 Experience

Gone fishing

The fish are biting in Whitehorse. You can bring your own gear and cast a line into one of the many rivers around, or you can saddle up with one of the open tour companies in Whitehorse to have them show you the ropes, or fishing lines. Whatever floats your bobber.

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