Things We Love to Do in the Yukon
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
MacBride Museum & Other Museum Stops
Immerse yourself in the colourful history of the Yukon. This hands-on museum features plenty of programs for kids! While you’re at it, why not visit some of our other museums: Beringia Interpretive Centre, Yukon Transportation Museum, Yukon Archives, Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum, Log Church Museum and Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.
Takhini Hot Springs
Relax and unwind in the natural mineral waters of our beautiful local hot springs. While you’re there, be sure to check out the neighboring Yukon Wildlife Preserve!
Mount Sima Alpine Adventure Park & WildPlay Element Park Yukon
Located right inside the Whitehorse city limit, this great snow park offers winter and summer fun for the whole family. At WildPlay, their aerial attractions range from serene to extreme.
Parks Canada S.S. Klondike Sternwheeler
The Klondike was the largest of the sternwheeler fleet that commanded the river in the early 20th century. This wonderful piece of history can be found just outside the hotel!
A fun, relaxing way to see our historic town, you can jump off and re-board this trolley at your leisure!
Yukon QuestFeb 6, 2016 8:00 am — Feb 21, 2016 5:00 pm
The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race gets its name from the “highway of the north,” which is the Yukon River and the historical winter land routes travelled by prospectors, adventurers and mail and supply carriers traveling between the gold fields of the Klondike and those in the Alaska interior. Visit Yukon Quest to learn more about the race.
Available Light Film FestivalFeb 7, 2016 8:00 am — Feb 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Canada’s largest feature film festival north of 60˙ is a celebration of Northern, Canadian and international cinema and takes place in the heart of winter in Whitehorse. To learn more visit the Available Light Film Festival website.
Frostbite Music FestivalFeb 12, 2016 8:00 am — Feb 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Whitehorse’s Frostbite Music Festival is back on this year, after taking a two-year break. Check out the article from CBC New North to learn more about the Frostbite Music Festival
A Romantic Valentine’s DinnerFeb 14, 2016
Eat with your Heart this Valentines. Treat your special someone to an intimate & enchanting evening with our special 3 Course meal at our fine dining restaurant Morels. – view menu
$39.00 per person. Price does not include taxes and gratuity. Call for reservation: 867.667.447
Desperate & DatelessFeb 14, 2016
No date? No problem! Join us on The Deck for the best anti-valentine’s party in town. Love stinks, lets drink.
Eat, Drink & Be Bitter
At the Coast High Country Inn 4051 – 4th Ave
Yukon Sourdough RendezvousFeb 19, 2016 8:00 am — Feb 28, 2016 5:00 pm
For people who really know winter, head north to Whitehorse, where residents have been celebrating winter since 1945, when Yukon Carnival Week was born. Nowadays the festival includes a selection of wacky entertainment in addition to the standard concerts and snow carving: you can enter contests for lip synching, hair freezing, cross-dressing and, of course, beard growing. Visit the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous to learn more about the event.