Top things to see and do in Whitehorse
Perched on the Yukon River, amidst the kind of stunning mountains and pristine lakes Canada is famous for, it’s no surprise that Whitehorse is known as the Wilderness City. In summer, you can go rafting, kayak down the Yukon or take a day trip to explore the area. In winter, try ice fishing, cosy up at a great bar or keep your eyes on the sky for the northern lights.
TAKHINI HOT SPRINGS
S.S KLONDIKE PADDLE WHEELER
In 1966 SS Klondike was moved from the Whitehorse Shipyards to her present location where, restored to her original appearance, she now sits in permanent retirement overlooking the Yukon River. The SS Klondike National Historic Site represents an era of riverboat transportation and is a great site to visit.
YUKON WILDLIFE PRESERVE
A unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Excellent guided tour and great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat: Dall Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Deer, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk-Ox and Moose may be seen, usually up close!
MACBRIDE MUSEUM OF YUKON HISTORY
Witness the migration of Yukon River chinook salmon at the longest wooden fish ladder in the world. Underwater viewing windows make certain you catch all the action! The fish ladder was constructed in 1959 to allow returning salmon to migrate past the Yukon Energy's Hydro-generating facility. Read About It (PDF 3MB)
MILES CANYON WALK
Lots to see at Miles Canyon. The suspension bridge was once a spot of treacherous rapids and lost lives during the Klondike Gold Rush. You'll find many hiking trails and unusual basalt cliffs coloured in orange lichen. Watch the riverboats pass and wildlife sightings may include bears, otters, beavers and bald eagles.