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An Explorer's Guide to Whitehorse, Yukon


This page is currently under re-construction
(Dec 2, 2014)



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

Population (June 2014): 27,962

Elevation: 645 meters (2,116 feet)

Postal Code: Y1A ***

Airport: CYXY is .

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

    The captions on the many photos below will give you much more information about the community.


City of Whitehorse

Whitehorse History, Historic Photos & Links

The Alaska Highway


All photos were taken by Murray Lundberg.




Click on each photo to greatly enlarge it.

Downtown Whitehorse as seen from the top of the 'clay cliffs'. Click to greatly enlarge it. Downtown Whitehorse as seen from the top of the "clay cliffs".

The spillway of the Whitehorse Rapids power dam The spillway of the Whitehorse Rapids power dam, with the world's longest wooden fishladder on the right.

A Fall day on Mt. Granger A brilliant Fall day on Mount McIntyre, overlooking Whitehorse - September 12, 2007.

Looking down Whitehorse's Main Steet from the top of the clay cliffs. Looking down Main Steet from the top of the clay cliffs. September 13, 2001.

Another view from the top of the clay cliffs, looking north down the Yukon River Valley. September 13, 2001.

The southern end of town, with the sternwheeler Klondike sitting on the bank of the Yukon River. September 13, 2001.

A Fall day on Mt. Granger Construction of the Hamilton Boulevard extension begins - this will provide a second access to the rapidly growing residential area that includes Granger and Copper Ridge. October 2, 2007.

Looking east on Main Street from First Avenue in December 2001. Looking west on Main Street from First Avenue in December 2001.

The SS Klondike in an icy fog The historic sternwheeler SS Klondike in an icy fog rising off the Yukon River - December 14, 2008.

Whitehorse in an icy fog Downtown Whitehorse and the Yukon River at -33°C - December 22, 2008.

Whitehorse in an icy fog The Yukon River and the Shipyards Park area of Whitehorse at -33°C - December 22, 2008.




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







History

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.


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.


Whitehorse Stories

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 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.

The Whitehorse Interactive Traveller's Guide
A Flash-driven guide to attractions and services.




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