What to see in Whitehorse

Whitehorse Attractions

The main appeal of the Yukon is the unspoiled wilderness, and Whitehorse is a great base from which to take excursions into the great outdoors.

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is the ideal spot to meet the local wildlife as it is home to the region's 10 major animal species: lynx, Woodland Caribou, elk, moose, Wood Bison, Mountain Goats, muskoxen, Mule Deer, and two species of Thinhorn Sheep. For an experience with man's best friend in the Yukon - where dogs are so integral to local culture - a visit to Muktuk Adventures is a delight. Another option for those interested in dog-sledding and other outdoor ranching activities are the tours offered by Sky High Wilderness Dog Sled & Horseback Tours. Plenty of scenic hiking is possible in and around Whitehorse, with the Miles Canyon a particular favourite, and the stretching expanses of Kluane National Park beckoning nature lovers.

Cultural and historical sightseeing attractions in Whitehorse include the MacBride Museum of Yukon History, the S.S. Klondike sternwheeler ship, the Beringia Interpretive Centre, the Log Skyscrapers and a number of fun gold rush sites.


The area around Dawson City, which lured thousands of young men and a few brave women to join in the world's last great…

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Kluane National Park

This vast park is dominated by mountains and ice in Canada's extreme alpine zone, and is a magnet to mountaineers and…

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Muktuk Adventures

In a remote area of Yukon Territory, on the banks of the Takhini River, a man named Frank Turner - who has completed…

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