Founded as a transportation center in 1898, during the Klondike Gold Rush. Designated the capital of the Yukon Territory in 1950.
The photo the the right looks down Main Street from the top of the "clay cliffs", location of
the airport. Click on it to greatly enlarge it.
Heritage Preservation in Whitehorse
The Heritage Advisory Committee in Whitehorse, Yukon has their work cut out for them.
The History of Whitehorse
An excellent illustrated summary by Ken Spotswood.
The Burning of the Sternwheelers Casca and Whitehorse
On June 20, 1974, in the most famous fire in Yukon history, two of the last remaining Yukon River sternwheelers were destroyed.
Yukon Historical & Museums Association
Among other things, the site has an excellent illustrated tour of Whitehorse heritage buildings.
Accommodations - RV Parks & Campgrounds
Caribou RV Park
Located in the forest alongside the Alaska Highway, 15 minutes south of Whitehorse.
Hi Country RV Park
Located on the Alaska Highway at the main exit to downtown Whitehorse, 3 minutes away - 130 pull-through and back-in sites, with full facilities.
Pioneer RV Park
Located on the Alaska Highway just a few minutes south of Whitehorse, with treed sites, Internet access, an on-site mechanic and much more.
Robert Service Campground
Located on the Yukon River at the edge of downtown Whitehorse.
Accommodations - Hostels
Beez Kneez Bakpakers
Located in downtown Whitehorse, with a fully equipped kitchen, showers, 2 common areas, a large deck with B.B.Q. and much more.
'Hide on Jeckell' Guesthouse
A small, friendly hostel in downtown Whitehorse, with a library, free use of bikes and Internet service.
Food & Dining
Located in Whitehorse, using organically grown grains, flours, nuts, fruits, oils and vegetables in their wide range of specialty breads.
Located just north of Whitehorse, custom grinding premium quality organically-grown coffees.
Located at the north end of downtown Whitehorse, one of over 325 locations in Canada.
Whitehorse's award-winning microbrewery has a great mission statement - "To brew great beer, and then drink it!"
Located downtown, offering fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes and quick-served delicacies.
Midnight Sun Coffee
Located in Whitehorse, offering retail/wholesale fresh-roasted coffees as well as a casual, comfortable Espresso Bar.
Two locations in Whitehorse serving coffee, donuts and sandwiches.
"A little pizza heaven" located at 113 Copper Road - dine in or take out 7 days a week.
The Wolf's Den
Located on the Alaska Highway 14 miles south of Whitehorse.
Bars & Lounges
Jarvis Street Saloon
Whitehorse's newest club scene, located downtown in the 202 Motor Inn, offers a wide variety of music, entertainment and special events.