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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 30, 2018): 31,527

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.


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.

Husky Bus
Year-round bus transport for people and canoes from Whitehorse to Dawson and intermediate points.

Alaska/Yukon Trails
Bus service from Whitehorse to Fairbanks via Dawson, from late May until mid-Septemer.

Greyhound no longer provides bus service along the Alaska Highway as of 2018.

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.

Miles Canyon
Photos and stories from one of the most scenic attractions close to downtown Whitehorse.

Art in Whitehorse

Murals in Whitehorse
Since the early 1990s, dozens of murals, from small to massive, have been painted on buildings all over the city.

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

Whitehorse Art Walk
This brochure takes you to 19 pieces of public art - everything from sculptures to murals to bike racks - in the downtown area (pdf, 3.2 MB).

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.

Clicking on the aerial view of Whitehorse below will open an interactive map at Google Maps, in a new window.
Whitehorse, Yukon