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An Explorer's Guide to Whitehorse, Yukon


Location: on the Alaska Highway at Historic Mile 918, 1,420 km northwest of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Population (June 2015): 28,872

Elevation: 645 meters (2,116 feet)

Postal Code: Y1A ***

Airport: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, code CYXY, has daily jet service to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, with Air North and Air Canada.

History: Founded as a transportation center in 1898, during the Klondike Gold Rush. Designated the capital of the Yukon Territory in 1950.



This guide is currently being re-written - sorry for the inconvenience.





History

The History of Whitehorse
An excellent illustrated summary by Ken Spotswood.

Historic Images of Whitehorse, Yukon
A collection of historic postcards and other photos.

P.R.A. Fellowship Club - Whitehorse, Yukon, 1943
The final newsletter for this club for Alaska Highway workers talks about their many activities, giving thanks to many of their most active members.

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.

The Two Decker
Cam Smith wrote this humourous poem about a 2-story outhouse at the Commercial Hotel in Whitehorse, Yukon, and published it in 1943.

Heritage Preservation in Whitehorse
From 1998, an article about the city's Heritage Advisory Committee having their work cut out for them.


Transportation

Aviation in the Yukon
Links to air operators large and small, aircraft photos and aviation history.

Flight Arrivals & Departures
Today's activity at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.


Photo Albums

Whitehorse Photo Album
A gallery of images from the community and the area around it.

Historic Images of Whitehorse
A gallery of historic images from the community and the area around it.


Art in Whitehorse

Stained Glass Mural
The Yukon Government Administration Building is home to a massive work in acrylic resins by by David Maclagan.

Industry & Art in Whitehorse
New York City has its Soho District; Paris has its Montmartre; and Whitehorse has its ... McRae Industrial Park. A feature by Darrell Hookey.


Whitehorse Stories

Whitehorse 2000 - Killing a Northern Town
In March 2000, a large group of citizens got together to fight a mall construction project that included Walmart.


More Information about Whitehorse

City of Whitehorse
The Territorial capital's official site has lots of information about attractions, economy, government and services.

Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce
Member directory, coming events and much more.

Day-tripping from Whitehorse
There are lots of places to go and things to do near Whitehorse.









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