|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For additional information, please contact:
- Up North Adventures
- Yukon Wide Adventures
- Boreale Explorers
- Whitehorse Trail Guide app
- Miles Canyon
- Chadburn Lake park and day use area
Please check our directory of businesses currently open for further information on hours of operation, visitor requirements, etc.