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Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon.
Whitehorse has been capital of the Yukon since 1953, and currently has a population of around 24,000. The city is located along the banks of the Yukon River, and due to it being in a rain shadow area, Whitehorse has the distinction of being Canada's driest city.
Whitehorse International Airport (YXY). Air North, "Yukon's Airline", provides scheduled service from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Dawson City, Inuvik, and Old Crow. Service from bigger cities in southern Canada by Air Canada and Westjet.
Access to airport is via Whitehorse Transit and is also feasible by walking to/from downtown (head north out of terminal, turn east then south following the path along runway fence, walk down stairs heading down to end of Black Street; takes about 45-60 minutes depending on destination in downtown).
Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek, British Columbia or Delta Junction, Alaska.
By ferry to Skagway, Alaska, then via the South Klondike Highway.
Whitehorse Transit operates city buses and there are taxis operating in town. The Trans-Canada Trail runs through the city, and there are some bike trails.
Cadence Cycles, operates a small rental fleet of mountain bikes for rental, and a large fleet of very inexpensive beater bikes (ask for a "purple bike") for rental aimed at long term rental the summer worker market, but available to all.
What to see / hike
SS Klondike National Historic Site, 300 Main St (Free Admission) The SS Klondike is one of the old ferries that used to run along the Yukon river.
Millenium Trail Hike - A nice hike starting from downtown and does a big loop along the yukon river. Most of the trail is cemented and paved. The visitor centre has more details.
Miles Canyon Hike - This is a long hike about 10 miles from downtown. You start off on the Millenium Trail, loop around the river, and end where the Yukon river ends.
Grey Mountain Hike - This hike begins on the top of Grey Mountain and starts at the end of Grey Mountain Road. At the moment, the road up is not paved well at all and is a little rough.
Beringia Interpretive Centre
Takhini Hot Springs
Yukon Transportation Museum
Old Log Church
Yukon Visitor Centre -100, Hanson St - The main visitor centre with a lot of hiking maps and suggestions of things to do in the area.
Canada Games Centre - The main centre for indoor recreation activity in Whitehorse. Includes, among other things, a large aquatic centre and three skating rinks.
Frostbite Music Festival - A winter festival showcasing Canadian and Yukon musical acts.
Yukon International Storytelling Festival - A summer festival with storytellers from around the world. Workshops are also held during the festival.
Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. A popular cross country skiing facility with 85 km of groomed trails. There is also a large indoor wax room, washrooms and changeroom facilities and saunas for getting toasty warm apres ski. Plus 20km of single track trails for mountain biking in summer.