Chill up north
Whitehorse, Yukon
Whitehorse thrives to the beat of winter with festivals, dog mushing competitions, snowy sports and cocooning in cottages. A season of fun played out beneath the dazzle of the Northern Lights.

Catch Yukon fever

Stroll downtown shops dressed up as Klondike saloons and brothels during the Sourdough Rendezvous. Stomp the snow to the beat of a fiddle fest. Take a trip back in time at the Copperbelt Museum. Bundle up and stroll the Millennium Trail along the Yukon River.

Mush by day; theatre by night

Commune with your inner musher and cheer on participants in the grueling 1,000 mile-long Yukon Quest dogsled race. Take in a play or the local art community’s work at the Yukon Arts Centre. Join in a story-telling festival with local First Nations.

Daytrip with wildlife then connect with northern culture

Strap on snowshoes and go on a wildlife hunt for elk, musk oxen and bison in the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Check out the intricate beadwork and try your hand at gold panning at the MacBride Museum. Or howl with wolves under the Northern Lights.

If you have one week, commune with your inner

Learn how to steer a dog team along a snowy forest trail with Uncommon Yukon. Winter camp in style under the shimmering lights of the Aurora Borealis. Taste sourdough pancakes with warm maple syrup. Then soak up the toasty thermal waters of Takhini Hot Springs.