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A Guide to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


Downtown Whitehorse as seen from the top of the 'clay cliffs'. Click to greatly enlarge it. Location: on the Alaska Highway at Historic Mile 918, 1,420 km north-west of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Population (June 2012): 27,071

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

The photo to the right looks down Main Street from the top of the "clay cliffs", location of the airport. Click on it to greatly enlarge it.








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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

Car, Truck & RV Rentals
A listing of all the companies in Whitehorse.

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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