Whitehorse offers unlimited options for indoor and outdoor activities.
Less than an hour away are the refreshing hot springs, the Yukon Wilderness Preserve, the much-photographed Emerald Lake, and numerous wilderness tour operators eager to share their Yukon with you.
- Takhini Hot Springs: Soak, swim, and relax in the natural mineral waters of two connected hot pools.
- Yukon Wildlife Preserve: A unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment; encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats.
- MacBride Museum: Enjoy guided tours with knowledgeable interpreters and a chance to try your hand at one of the territory’s oldest professions–gold panning.
- Yukon Transportation Museum: Learn about the ancient land of Beringia; home to giants like the woolly mammoth, giant short-faced bear, and the ferocious scimitar cat.
- Yukon Beringia Interpretive Center: Learn about the ancient land of Beringia, home to giants like the woolly mammoth, giant short-faced bear, and the ferocious scimitar cat.
- S.S. Klondike National Historic Site: Take a tour of this historic sternwheeler located on the banks of the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse. Restored to her original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads.
- Miles Canyon: Miles Canyon sums up the natural beauty of our historic Yukon River. Only 10 minutes from downtown, you can enjoy the most photographed place around Whitehorse and learn more about the river and its significance to the Gold Rush and local people. The site features a basaltic 50ft. rock walls, brilliant water colour, and sturdy suspension bridge.
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