Whitehorse holds the distinction of being the capital of the province of Yukon and being the only city in the province. It’s also the largest city in northern Canada. It can be reached on the Alaskan Highway, or by plane or train. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids of the region due to the landscape resembling the long mane of a white horse. 

Since the climate is milder than much of the rest of the province, visitors can take advantage of the many things to do in Whitehorse.

SS Klondike Sternwheeler–This ship was one of two sternwheelers in the region and is now a national historic site. It was in service from 1929 to 1936, and then in 1937 to 1955. Today, it’s a museum ship that can be visited during the summer months.

Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum–This museum aims to preserve the railway heritage of Yukon. There is a scale railroad track and train that visitors can take around the site. There is also an indoor museum with many artifacts from the railway and mining industries.

Log Skyscraper–This is a three-storey structure that has been designated a municipal historic site in 2000. It symbolizes the local building code that only allows developers to build buildings that are no taller than four stories high, unlike other cities.

Whitehorse Yukon Arts Centre–This centre offers different shows and plays for all age levels. There is also an art gallery on site. One of the most popular shows is The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue, with dancing girls, comic sketches, banjo music, and a barbershop quartet.

Unlike other cities in Canada, Whitehorse offers its own unique culture and entertainment. You won’t lack for indoor or outdoor things to do in Whitehorse.

Photo Credit: Bo Mertz