City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse is a city that blends First Nations culture, gold rush history and an energetic, creative vibe with a stunning wilderness backdrop.

Known as the Wilderness City, Whitehorse has the great outdoors at its doorstep. Part of the fun of visiting in winter is experiencing some distinctly northern activities. The spectacle of the northern lights is something that still maintains a sense of magic and wonder.

Travel through a frosty winter landscape in the back of a dogsled, or for more speed, try a snowmobile. Make the catch of the day on an ice fishing trip or strap on some snowshoes and wander through the boreal forest. Or stay in downtown Whitehorse with easy access to restaurants and entertainment.

Whitehorse is a captivating mix of coffee shops, museums and quirky heritage buildings, blended with a capital city going about its business. Creativity runs deep here—enjoy public art, inspired cuisine, live performances and inviting cultural explorations. Small shops offer everything from fine local artwork to fireweed jelly.

You’ll find all the amenities of a big city and fall in love with Whitehorse’s small-town personality, offering even the most discerning traveler an experience unlike any other and making for truly memorable sporting events.