Located on the banks of of the world-famous Yukon River and surrounded by mountains, Whitehorse is known as “The Wilderness City” for its abundance of wildlife, fish and birds inside city limits. With nearly 30,000 people, it’s also the largest city in the Yukon.
If you want to make sure you see wildlife, visit The Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Plus, don’t forget: when driving to and from Whitehorse be on the lookout for bison, sheep, moose, deer, bear and caribou. The Alaska Highway passes through Whitehorse, so the city is a great layover for travelers. Visitors can expect all the amenities of a modern city with many of the chain stores, hotels and restaurants present in other Canadian cities. But there is also a multitude of trendy cafés, B&Bs, art galleries and museums. During summer, the city comes to life with art and music, and offers numerous opportunities to interact with and learn from the area’s First Nation ancestry.
And, of course, great fishing.