Whitehorse HolidaysCanada
One of Canada's colder capitals, Whitehorse is the capital of Yukon with the population of 23,000 Canadians. Predominately a summer tourist spot, Whitehorse is also the capital city for many of Yukon's mining and forestry industries.

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How to get to Whitehorse

Here's what you need to know about getting to Whitehorse. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Whitehorse takes 12 hours, 40 minutes.

When to go to Whitehorse

Typical Holiday Price

£1054 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Whitehorse varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

January

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Whitehorse.

Where to stay in Whitehorse

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Whitehorse, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Whitehorse

Eric Brink
Eric BrinkPleasant Hill
25/03/2011

Whitehorse is Yukon's capital and largest city at around 21,000. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located at kilometre 1476 on the Alaska Highway. 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. I enjoyed my brief stay here on both ends of an Earthwatch trip to the Northwest Territories of Canada. Whitehorse has all the amenities that you need, including comfortable hotels, decent restaurants, and almost any chain store that you need. It's also compact with the City Center, fun to walk around, and with lots of friendly folks.

Shir Kalmanson
Shir KalmansonTel Aviv
19/01/2011

A magical town in Canada's true North. There are 2 real cool backpackers, excellent hiking gear stores, a wonderful coffee shop and amazing views. The first stop on your Yukon trip.

William Bursey
William BurseyGander
26/08/2012

Beautiful!

Bill Bursey
Bill BurseyGander
30/10/2012

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