Enjoy the clean fresh air of Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon! Long ago, gold seekers thought that the wild rapids of the Miles Canyon resembled the manes of charging White Horses, earning the area the name Whitehorse.
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On Route From Watson Lake
Rancheria Falls is a great place to stop and stretch your legs along the drive! It includes a 0.5 km one way boardwalk that ends at the waterfalls.
Along your route to Whitehorse you will enter a town called Teslin by first driving over the Nisutlin Bay Bridge! This bridge is the longest bridge on the Alaska Highway at 584 meters!
Located 5 km north of the Village of Teslin is the Tlingit Heritage Centre. Visit to explore the exhibits, taste homemade bannock, and learn more about the culture!
Campgrounds Near Whitehorse
- Large pull through sites
- On site bakery!
- Walking trails, pet friendly!
- Lakeside campsites
- Open April – October
- Boat launch & dock
- Open April – October
- Hiking trails
- RV & Car wash
- Pet wash, book exchange and laundromat!
Food and Drink in Whitehorse
Things To Do Around Whitehorse
Whitehorse is an adventure playground right within the Yukon. There are countless places to visit and things to do, and Whitehorse’s landscape provides even more opportunity for adventurers. You can choose to Canoe down the Yukon River, hike the beautiful Miles Canyon, or enjoy the Northern Lights!
Experience Yukon’s wildlife first hand at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve! Home to over 12 iconic Yukon species and open year round, the preserve includes over 350 acres for the animals to roam! Walk the 5km trail loop to view the wildlife, or join a guided bus tour!
Sky High Wilderness Ranch
About 30 minutes from Whitehorse, on the shore of Fish Lake is Sky High Wilderness Ranch. During the summer you can ride among the pine tree’s and admire the snow capped mountains around you!
Muktuk Adventures is a place for people who love dogs! Their experienced and licensed wilderness guides offer canoeing, hiking and dog sledding experiences in one of the most beautiful places on earth, The Yukon! The best part is that all tours are accompanied by their cute and friendly dogs.
The construction of the Dam made life difficult for the Salmon swimming upstream to lay their eggs. This Fish Ladder was the solution, allowing the salmon to bypass the dam! Visitors can stop and read the informational displays, view the ladder from above, and watch the fish swim through the viewing window. The busiest time of year is August.
S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads.
Beringia Interpretive Centre
The Centre provides visitors with a look back into the amazing and bizarre world that was the Ice Age Yukon. Learn about First Nations legends, extinct animals, and all about the Ice Age that contributed to a better understanding of the long lost sub-continent of Beringia!
The Yukon’s oldest Museum, the MacBride Museum offers a comprehensive view of the colorful characters and groundbreaking events that shaped Canada’s Yukon. They have 11 unique galleries, over 40,000 objects, events, music, gold panning, and much more to explore!
Visit the only hot springs in the Yukon to relax and soak in one of their 4 luxurious rock pools containing natural hot springs water. They offer 2 relax rooms including sunrooms, heated loungers, and zero gravity chairs, as well as steam rooms, saunas, showers, and decks for customers to enjoy.
Keep On Reading For Our Next Stop!
We have officially made it into Alaska! Our first stop is the “Sled Dog Capital of Alaska,” Tok! The town has a population of approximately 1250. Its economy is based on tourism and for its size, Tok offers more hotel rooms and campsites than any other town in the state.Keep reading