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About Whitehorse

Capital of the Yukon and crossroads of the Alaskan and Klondike highways, Whitehorse plays a part in any journey into this spectacular region of wilderness. This is where you’ll find the outfitters etc. to supply your adventures, and it’s a great place to base yourself while exploring the Yukon River. You’ll find many hotels and motels in the centre of town, but some of the best places to stay in Whitehorse are outside the city centre, where you’re closer to the wilderness which has brought most people to this chilly remote part of the world.

There are a couple of well known hikes in the Whitehorse area, the Miles Canyon hike - which is a long day hike - and the Grey Mountain hike, which is a much shorter one, plus the Millennium Trail hike, which is a paved walk more than a hike really.

The SS Klondike is also worth a visit, this was one of the ferries which used to run up and down the Yukon during the 30s, 40s and 50s. As is the Old Log Church, the only log-cabin-style cathedral in the world. And if you feel like the town is a bit bland and government-building-y, then look a bit deeper and you’ll find a world of artistic and historic treasures.

While this environment can be extremely challenging, it can also be an amazing place to relax and unwind - and one of our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Whitehorse is testament to that.

  • The Northern Lights Resort & Spa is a remote lodge and spa set in 160 acres of Yukon wilderness. There are just four log cabins, with roaring fires, patios-with-a-view, outdoor hot tubs and a Finnish sauna. Beautiful, relaxing and rejuvenating.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Whitehorse for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Whitehorse, expand your search to include all our Yukon recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.


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Best Hotels in Whitehorse

  • The Inn on the Lake Whitehorse 10 rooms from £114

    Active Holiday  -  There's so much to do here from snowmobiling and dogsledding in the winter to canoeing, golfing and fishing in the summer
    Back to Nature  -  Marsh Lake is considered one of the best places in the world for viewing the Northern Lights.
    Restaurant  -  Everyone sits down to a set three course dinner together.
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking is offered by the hotel
    SpaRestaurantGardenPet friendlyViews

    On the shores of Marsh Lake, from this quaint lodge you can take in the stunning Northern Lights. It offers kayaking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and an on-site restaurant. With a well equipped fitness centre and spa to relax after an active day on the lake or exploring the beautiful surroundings See More

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  • Northern Lights Resort & Spa Whitehorse 4 rooms from £106

    Great walks  -  Guided and interpreted hikes with a focus on the natural history of the Yukon.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Full of character
    SpaGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A remote lodge and spa in 160 acres of breathtaking Yukon wilderness. Individual log cabins feature comfy beds, roaring fires, and patios perfect for basking in the beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Outdoor hot tubs, Finnish sauna and expert massage treatments will leave you feeling utterly refreshed. See More

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