Whitehorse by RV

Traveling in Whitehorse, Yukon, one of Canada’s Northern territories, is a chance to experience a thriving community, the gorgeous scenery, some amazing street art and  restaurants  that’ll make you wish you could explore Whitehorse every day.

Canoe the Yukon River. Explore Whitehorse with a short trip or go on an epic voyage is the perfect way to explore the landscape.

Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site. The gold rush put the Yukon on the map. The S.S. Klondike, a restored sternwheeler is a relic of the 1890s and will teach you all about the Gold Rush history.

Hike the Miles Canyon. With multiple trail options the Miles Canyon, created by the powerful Yukon River, trails loop all the way around or go for a shorter hike. There are options for everyone.

Experience the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. Learn all about the the route that was believed to be traveled by the first people who entered North America from Asia. From the area’s history and geographical events to illustrated culture.

Stand in awe under the Northern Lights. If you decide to visit Whitehorse from September onwards once the nights start to get longer the skies often become a stage for the Northern Lights.

Relax in the Takhini Hot Pools. If you want to take your Northern Lights viewing to a whole new level, pack your bikini and hit the Takhini Hot Pools and lounge in 47C waters during the winter.

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Yukon Festivals

The Yukon territory in Canada is the ideal place to pick-up your RV if you are planning a road trip to Canada’s arctic circle, Alaska, the other Canadian territories or south to Vancouver through BC. Through the Yukon there are 11 major routes on maintained highways to travel.

The scarcely populated territory is known for river rafting, salmon fishing, canoe expeditions, dog-sledding, hiking, and other outdoor adventures! The Yukon’s pristine and breathtaking nature includes Mount Logan, North America’s second tallest mountain. First Nations contemporary culture has a strong influence over the Yukon. Whitehorse, Yukon’s Capital, acts as a cultural hub. This is where you can pick-up or drop-off your RV Rental in the Yukon territory. RV pick-up/drop-off nearby to Whitehorse, Yukon airport (YXY).

Tip: When travelling long distances, make sure you have enough fuel by carrying a Jerry can with you.

Many of Yukon’s festivals are held in February and were started to reduce the winter-blues. Here are just a few of the most loved festivals in the Yukon Territories.

 

Yukon Annual Festival’s and Events

Adaka Cultural Festival
The ACF is Hosted at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. It usually takes place at the end of June to the beginning of July. Come and celebrate the local First Nations art, culture, and maybe learn a thing or two!

Available Light Film Festival
The ALFF Showcases Canada’s talent in on-screen productions as well as promoting film in northern Canada. To attend ALFF, be in Whitehorse early-mid February.

Atlin Arts and Music Fest
The Atlin Arts and Music Fest takes place in mid to late July. There is local music, art and films to experience.

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race
An annual dog sled taking place in February between Fairbanks Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon.
Visit their website to find out the best viewpoints.

Frostbite Music Festival
Come dance in the dead of winter to local and international musicians! What makes this 3-day music festival so special is that it originally came into existence purely to promote community spirit.

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival
Activities are held to help locals get out and about in the winter time. Learn more here: www.yukonrendezvous.com

What better way to get the feel for a place than attending a festival where you can interact with locals, absorb history, be inspired by cultural stories, and have lots of fun!

Happy Travels!