Yukon: Whitehorse is a must-stop for those on a northern adventure

Hundreds of kilometres of trails, the Yukon River, majestic scenery and much, much more

If travelling the north is part of your urge for wanderlust, then you’re going to have to consider making your way to Whitehorse, the Yukon’s travel hub.

Whitehorse is a must-top for those driving the Alaska Highway and for visitors who arrive by air.

In summertime, when daylight is virtually 24-hours a day, it can be described a city that never sleeps.

In winter, the days are dark and long, with plenty of options for entertainment.

Major natural attractions include the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Emerald Lake and much, much more.

For water lovers, the Yukon River flows through the city. And the possiblities for hikers and mountain bikers are almost endless.

While planning your trip to Whitehorse, be sure to check this website to find out about travel restrictions due to COVID-19. At the time this piece was posted, travel to Yukon was restricted to:

  • Yukon residents;
  • non-resident family members of Yukon residents;
  • delivering a critical or essential service;
  • transiting through Yukon to a neighbouring jurisdiction (24-hour limitation); or
  • exercising an Aboriginal or treaty right (for the time needed to exercise the right).


Plan your future trips by viewing hundreds of great West Coast photos and articles at westcoasttraveller.com


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


The sunrise over downtown Whitehorse in December. The Yukon city is the territory’s travel hub and a must-stop for those driving the Alaska Highway. (Crystal Schick/ Black Press Media file photo)

Just Posted

Phase two of the Yukon’s reopening plan could start July 1

New phase would include travel between B.C. and the Yukon

Spas, hair salons, tattoo parlours and more ready for reopening

Many personal services shops set June date to offically welcome back customers

Community Development Fund awards announced

January intake sees $1.4 million for 24 community projects

Alaskan telecom finishes fibre line linking state to Lower 48 via the Yukon

Northwestel is among the Canadian companies carrying MTA’s traffic down south

Civil liberties group pens letter questioning Yukon’s COVID-19 border restrictions

Canadian Civil Liberties Association arguing the Yukon’s border control measures are unconstitutional

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week. June… Continue reading

Pilot Station salmon sonar to go ahead this season

The Pilot Station sonar, located near the mouth of the Yukon River… Continue reading

Renovations start at LePage Park

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association has started a resurfacing project for… Continue reading

Contract awarded for mixed-income housing project

The Yukon government has awarded a $16.8-million contract to build the mixed-income… Continue reading

Watson Lake man charged with gun offences after break-and-enter

Alfred Magun, 60, was arrested and charged with eight offences

Top of the World Highway border crossings remain closed

The Little Gold Creek and Poker Creek border crossings will remain closed… Continue reading

Gymnasts return to Polarettes

Club reopens, summer camps also approved

Yukon College becomes Yukon University

Yukon College has officially become Yukon University, or “YukonU.” The post-secondary institution… Continue reading

Most Read