Watch our video itineraries as we explore the capital of the Yukon for five days. We show you where to stay, see, eat and drink in Whitehorse. We loved canoeing the famous Yukon River, launching right from downtown. It is the capital city of this territory in Canada.
Whitehorse is the capital of northwest Canada’s Yukon territory. To the south are the basalt cliffs of Miles Canyon, site of a former gold rush town. From the canyon, the Yukon River Loop Trail winds north past the Whitehorse Fishway fish ladder toward the S.S. Klondike, a restored sternwheeler that once plied the Yukon River. North, the Takhini Hot Pools’ mineral springs offer views of the northern lights in winter.