Whitehorse Tourism

Whitehorse (total area population 27,889 as of 2013) is the capital and largest city of Yukon and the largest city in northern Canada. It is Yukon's only city. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located at kilometre 1426 on the Alaska Highway in southern Yukon. Whitehorse's downtown and Riverdale areas occupy both shores of the Yukon River, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed. Because of the city's location in the Whitehorse valley, the climate is milder than other comparable northern communities such as Yellowknife. At this latitude winter days are short and summer days have up to about 19 hours of daylight. Whitehorse, as reported by Guinness World Records, is the city with the least air pollution in the world.

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Home to pretty treasures, Whitehorse is Canada's best kept secret. A holiday in Whitehorse can generally be of 1-2 days.

Get, set and plan a journey with this amazing travel planner for Whitehorse that shall leave you with plenty of memories at the end of your trip.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Whitehorse

  • Know the pollution level of Whitehorse before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • How safe is Whitehorse for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Whitehorse.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.71 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 37.5 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 49.58 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 8.79 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 15.16 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.17 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.77 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Whitehorse

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.56 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 48.8 USD

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