Things to do in whitehorse
Check out the best local attractions and exciting year-round events
Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital and only city, showcases breathtaking natural beauty and a host of intriguing attractions that will delight every visitor. Located on the edge of the downtown district, one block from the Yukon River, Coast High Country Inn places many of Whitehorse’s most noteworthy points of interest within your reach.
Check out the historic S.S. Klondike Sternwheeler, just steps from our doors, or hop aboard the waterfront trolley and discover the city in style. There are plenty of interesting museums to visit, including MacBride Museum of Yukon History. Feeling thirsty? Stop by a local brewery and take a tour.
Exciting events occur throughout the year, too, like the Available Light Film Festival, Yukon Quest and the popular Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race. If you need additional advice on things to do and see while you’re in Whitehorse, just ask!
Takhini Hot Springs
Distance from Hotel: 30KM
Relax and unwind in the natural mineral waters of our beautiful local hot springs.
S.S. Klondike Sternwheeler
Distance from Hotel: 400 meters
The Klondike was the largest of the sternwheeler fleet that commanded the river in the early 20th century.
Distance from Hotel: 14KM
Located right inside the Whitehorse city limit, this great snow park offers winter and summer fun for the whole family.
Miles Canyon & Robert Lowe Bridge
Distance from Hotel: 8KM
Located minutes from downtown Whitehorse, Robert Lowe Bridge spans Miles Canyon.
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Distance from Hotel: 29KM
There's no better place to witness Yukon wildlife in their natural habitat than at this preserve, which features a five-kilometre loop and guided bus tours.
MacBride Museum of Yukon History
Distance from Hotel: 1KM
Explore the history and heritage of Yukon at this museum, which is home to over 40,000 photographs, artifacts and documents.
Yukon Brewing Company
Distance from Hotel: 3KM
Sip a quality beer at this award-winning brewery, which features a selection of seasonal and year-round offerings and tours.
Yukon Transportation Museum
Distance from Hotel: 7KM
Get a sense of the Yukon way of life at this fascinating museum, which offers exhibits focused on transport in the region.
City of Whitehorse - Canada Games Centre
Distance from Hotel: 4KM
This multi-purpose venue offers access to an aquatic centre, arenas, fieldhouse, a fitness centre and a track.
Winterlong Brewing Co
Distance from Hotel: 9KM
Stop in and sample a craft beer from this small brewery, which also serves a tasty food menu.
Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum
Distance from Hotel: 9KM
For a fun and informative experience, bring your family to Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum.
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Wonderhorse Emerging Arts & Music Festival
2020-05-01 00:00:00 : Varoius times
Yukon's local talent takes centre stage at this yearly festival, featuring visual and performing arts and music highlighting the creative diversity of the region.
Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival
A can't-miss event for bluegrass fans, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival is held in Haines Junction and offers both local and international performances.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
2020-06-01 00:00:00 : All Day
Celebrate and commemorate the history, legacy and achievements of Canada's Indigenous people's at this all-day event, which is held throughout the country.
Yukon Culinary Festival
Celebrate Yukon's culture and cuisine at this summer festival, which features local food and plenty of fun activities.
Yukon Beer Festival
2020-10-01 00:00:00 : Varoius times
This annual festival, held in the fall, celebrates beer culture of craftsmanship. Sample a variety of beers from all over the territory.
Available Light Film Festival
2021-02-05 00:00:00 - 2021-02-14 00:00:00
Held in the wintertime, Available Light Film Festival is the biggest festival of its kind north of 60°.
2021-02-06 00:00:00 : 18 days
Yukon Quest is an epic, 1,000-mile international sled dog race between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon.
Yukon Arctic Ultra
2021-02-07 00:00:00 - 2021-02-20 00:00:00
Following the Yukon Quest trail and finishing just north of Whitehorse, this ultra race is the coldest in the world, and will challenge even the toughest athletes.
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous
2021-02-12 00:00:00 - 2021-02-28 00:00:00
Founded in 1964, Rendezvous celebrates Yukon's cultures in ways that are fun, engaging and participatory: wonderful performances, breathtaking events and exciting competitions!
Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race
Held on the longest day of the year, this race travels from the Klondike River valley into historic Dawson City. Run or walk under the midnight sun!
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