Whitehorse, Yukon City Profile

Whitehorse, Yukon is the largest city in the Yukon.  It is also the Capital of Yukon.  The city was named after White Horse Rapids because the rapids looked similar to a white horses mane.  Winter is not as bad in this city as it is everywhere else in the Yukon and summer days tend to have 20 or more hours of daylight.  This city actually has rush hour traffic which you won’t really see anywhere else.  One of the best statistics that they have is that it’s been designated as the city with the least amount of air pollution in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Population: 23,276 (26,028 Metro)
Elevation: 2,200ft-5,584ft (670m-1702m)
Website: www.city.whitehorse.yk.ca
News: Whitehorse Daily Star | Yukon News | What’s Up Yukon

Things to Do

  • The Trolley – Operates along the Yukon River between Rotary Peace Park and Spook Creek Station.
  • Whitehorse Transit – Buses that operate weekdays from morning till early evening and Saturdays during business hours.
  • Yukon Quest – Dog sled race from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Considered one of the toughest in the world.
  • Artic Winter Games
  • Yukon Gardens
  • Log Skyscrapers
  • Yukon’s Wildlife Preserve
  • Takhini Hot Springs
  • Whitehorse Fish Ladder and Dam


  • Skky Hotel by Resort Book
  • Best Western Gold Rush Inn
  • Canadas Best Value Inn
  • Westmark Whitehorse Hotel and Conference Center
  • High Country Inn
  • Sundog Retreat
  • Westmark Klondike Inn
  • Airport Chalet
  • Yukon Inn
  • Westmark Klondike Inn
  • Eagle Plains Hotel
  • Family Hotel
  • Oldsquaw Lodge


  • Antoinette’s Food Cache
  • Volare Restaurant
  • Klondike Rib and Salmon Barbecue
  • Burnt Toast Cafe
  • Baked Cafe
  • The KEBABery
  • Alpine Bakery
  • Chocolate Claim
  • Legends Smokehouse & Grill
  • G&P Steakhouse & Pizza
  • Wolf’s Den Restaurant
  • Java Connection
  • Airport Chalet
  • Bocelli’s Pizza
  • Sanchez Mexican Deli
  • Sakura Sushi Japanese
  • Cork and Bull
  • Earl’s Restaurant
  • Ruby’s Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
  • Pho Chez Noodle
  • Giorgio’s Cuccina
  • Fusion Korean Restaurant
  • Gold Rush Inn
  • Tokyo Sushi
  • Sam N Andy’s
  • New Asia Restaurant
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Tim Horton Donuts