Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Niagra Falls
  2. 2 First Time Trip to Canada
  3. 3 Bus trip packing for August, Vancouver & Banff
  4. 4 Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City Errata
  5. 5 Irish Loop, Newfoundland
  6. 6 Seattle/Vancouver Retreat
  7. 7 Trip Report A week in Eastern Newfoundland
  8. 8 Road trip from Toronto to New Brunswick and back
  9. 9 Trip Report Vancouver 2016 Trip Report
  10. 10 Calgary-Vancouver-Calgary 12-day road trip
  11. 11 a visit to st john's one of the oldest cities
  12. 12 Need Help for First Trip to Toronto
  13. 13 Maritimes Trip - First Time 2016
  14. 14 Transporation - Quebec City to Montreal?
  15. 15 How were you treated in Quebec?
  16. 16 ideas for a short trip near Niagara
  17. 17 Dog Sled, Aurora & Niagara!!
  18. 18 Banff / Jasper 6 days
  19. 19 Road Trip to Calgary
  20. 20 Montreal to Quebec Ciry
  21. 21 Trip Report A Week in Nova Scotia
  22. 22 Thousand Islands - Must Dos
  23. 23 Thousand Islands - Hiking
  24. 24 Seattle/ONP/Vancouver/Whistler
  25. 25 Chicago to London, ON, Canada
View next 25 » Back to the top

What is there to see in Whitehorse or Dawson?

Jump to last reply

A friend wants to go to Whitehorse and Dawson to see the Yukon. What is there to see once you get to such a remote place in Canada?

  • Report Abuse

    The Yukon really does have a great deal to offer during the summer months anyways. Top of the list of course is Dawson City home of the Klondike Gold Rush. It's a wonderful tourist place with restored 1890's buildings, saloons and Canada's oldest Gambling Hall, (Diamond Tooth Gertie's).

    Whitehorse is a 'big' city for the North anyhow with over 20,000 people, (2/3 of the total Yukon population), but it doesn't have nearly the tourist appeal of Dawson City.

    For outdoors types Yukon is wonderful especially for canoing and fishing. In June and July there is over 20 hours of daylight and the vistas are magnificent and largely untouched.

    The Highways are fairly good and paved between the major centres but for a real adventure you can take the Dempster Highway, (virtually all gravel), from Dawson City to Canada's Arctic Metropolis - Inuvik NWT, which is well north of the Arctic Circle. No need to worry about nightime driving there because there isn't any.

    All in all the Yukon is not a place where many people can say 'been there, done that' and it's not for everybody but if what I've just said appeals to your friend, then tell him or her to go for it!

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement