Welcome to the Wilderness City: Whitehorse, the golden gateway to Yukon’s natural thrills. Follow the almighty Yukon River, paddle across wild lakes, and look up to Canada’s tallest mountains, towering over a spectacular national park populated by our country’s wildest inhabitants (grizzlies!). Pause from breathtaking views for fun in former frontier towns and tranquil northern nights illuminated by the Aurora Borealis.

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Before setting off to Yukon's wilder spots, pop into Whitehouse attractions, from the SS Klondike to the steamy Takhini Hot Springs.Tick off these Canadian must-sees from your bucket list: Kuane National Park and Reserve (home to Mount Logan!), the Five Finger Rapids and the epic Klondike Highway. From dogsledding to hiking, make the most of your Yukon trip with our vacation packages.

WHITEHORSE TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGES

Officially English and French

WHAT TO EAT

Classic First Nations dishes (bannock), wild fish and seafood like Arctic grayling, trout and Alaska king crab, wild game meats like elk and moose, locally foraged produce like morel mushrooms—sample the best at the Yukon Culinary Festival in late summer or the First Nations Fire Feast in spring.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Traditional handmade First Nations crafts from Bear Paw Music & Gifts or the Northern Cultural Expression Gallery & Studio, local, organic herbal teas, creams and soaps from Aroma Borealis, Bean North’s hand-roasted coffee beans and quirky Yukon-branded souvenirs from The Collective Good.

FUN FACT

Home to some of the most impressive species in Canada, Whitehorse earns its wild nickname. Here are 3 ways to admire animals there: 1) at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where caribou, Canada lynxes, muskoxen and Rocky Mountain elks roam, 2) at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre for lessons on Ice Age mammals, and 3) during winter’s Yukon Quest, an epic international sled dog race.

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page.