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 Arctic UltraJan 30, 2020 — Feb 7, 2020
The world’s coldest and toughest ultra, up to 430 miles! The Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra will follow the Yukon Quest trail, the trail of the world’s toughest Sled Dog Race, finishing just north of Whitehorse. Learn more.
Available Light Film FestivalJan 31, 2020 — Feb 9, 2020
Canada’s largest film festival north of 60° is a celebration of Northern, Canadian and international cinema and takes place in the heart of winter in Whitehorse. Enjoy feature fiction and documentary films and multi-disciplinary performances. Learn more.
Yukon QuestFeb 1, 2020 8:00 am — Feb 19, 2020 5:00 pm
We are a proud official sponsor of this incredible event! An epic 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon. Learn more.
Yukon Sourdough RendezvousFeb 7, 2020 — Feb 23, 2020
Founded in 1964, Rendezvous celebrates Yukon’s cultures in ways that are fun, engaging and participatory: wonderful performances, breathtaking events and exciting competitions! Learn more.