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Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon Territory. Surrounded by beautiful wilderness, this is a must-stop location if you want to experience some of the most popular attractions and scenery in the Yukon and Alaska. Whitehorse is famous for having some of the freshest air in Canada as reported by Guinness World Records. It also holds the record for having the longest wooden fish ladder in the world.
Some of our favorite things to do year-round in Whitehorse are:
Summer (June, July, August): There are plenty of outdoor adventures on offer in the city such as canoeing and kayaking on the Yukon River, playing with the dogs and puppies at Muktuk Adventures, and hiking at Miles Canyon. Other fun activities include mountain biking, golfing, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing. Throughout the summer, Rotary Peace Park hosts events such as Canada Day celebrations while Shipyards Park hosts a weekly Farmers Market.
Fall (September, October, November): Only a short drive from downtown Whitehorse, make sure to visit Takhini Hot Springs, which is known for its two connecting hot pools and recreational activities. To make the most of your trip, consider a stay in a hostel or on the campgrounds found in the area.
Winter (December, January, February): Take winter fun to the next level and drive to the Yukon. Give dog sledding a try and drive like a true Yukon musher or simply enjoy the ride as a passenger. If you've never tried snowmobiling on a frozen lake, this is the best time to visit Lake Laberge or Fish Lake. Sign up and feel the thrill of the Yukon Quest, the world's toughest sled dog race, held every February.
Spring (March, April, May): Just 25-minutes north of Whitehorse, take a wildlife tour and head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Get up close and personal with animals which include lynx, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, deer, woodland caribou, wood bison, moose, and elk. Of course, no visit to Whitehorse is complete without exploring the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
Year-Round: Plan your visit to Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, Klondike Rib & Salmon, MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Dirty Northern Public House, Mac's Fireweed Books, and Whitehorse Waterfront. Don’t forget to watch for salmon at the Fish Ladder, witness the spectacular Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, and watch music festivals and other special events held along the waterfront.
Hi Country RV Park is conveniently located along the Alaska Highway and just three minutes away from the city centre. Deemed as the most popular RV park in the Yukon, it offers 120 sites and features a gift shop, convenience store, internet kiosk, and cozy meeting cabin. The park is open seasonally, typically from May through September.
Robert Service Campground is situated on the banks of the Yukon River and just two minutes away from downtown Whitehorse. It offers 68 tent sites and two group sites equipped with a fire-pit and picnic table. Facilities include hot showers, clean bathrooms, firewood, wifi access, lockers, and a concession.
Pioneer RV Park & Campground is positioned in the middle of the boreal forest right alongside the historic Alaska Highway and just seven minutes away from the city centre. Amenities include 84 full hookups, hiking trails, laundry, 50 pull-through sites, showers, store, water, and Wi-Fi. The park is open from May 15 to September 30, weather permitting.
Yukon Transportation Museum is located beside the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. The museum exhibits examples of early means of transportation in the region including boats, aircraft, snowshoes, dog sleds, and vehicles used during the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Yukon Brewing Company which opened its doors in 1997 has been crafting internationally renowned beer in the oldest brewery found North of 60. This the best place to get beer from if you're out camping and you just want to relax in Whitehorse.
Yukon Government Building can be found next to the Yukon River and Rotary Park. Located in Whitehorse, the building is a three-storey white steel-clad structure and is home to the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
The minimum age to rent an RV in Whitehorse is 25 years old. However, some companies may accept drivers as young as 21 years old.
If you have a valid driver’s license, then you can drive an RV rental. An International Driving Permit (IDP) will be required if your license is not written in English.
There are plenty of places to camp or stay with your RV near Whitehorse including the Caribou RV Park, Sky High Wilderness Ranch, Squanga Lake Campground, and Timberline Wilderness Adventures Ltd.