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The Rush has Returned

Whitehorse gets its name from the Kwanlin Dün First Nation that has lived here for generations (Kwänlin Dän kwächʼǟn means Whitehorse people). In the 19th-century, Whitehorse’s population grew rapidly as gold prospectors flooded to the region and history seems to be repeating itself in the 21st century. Whitehorse’s population growth is outpacing the national average by almost 2:1. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Whitehorse by the Numbers


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Largest City in the North

To and from Whitehorse

Fly into Canada’s most northwestern provincial capital directly from Frankfurt, or from most hubs in Western Canada. Outside Whitehorse, light pollution drops to about zero, giving you and your delegates a perfect look at the northern lights in the winter. Through the summer months, experience the midnight sun on a hike through Miles Canyon or a cruise on the Yukon River. 

In Whitehorse

Immersing your delegation in Indigenous cultures is a must, and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre does a great job blending experiences and education. Also on your list should be exploring Whitehorse’s surprising hotbed of Bluegrass music. It was brought by early 20th-century loggers from south Appalachia, and the tradition continues in bars and at festivals all over town. (sourceicons.external-link-icon)

Weather in Whitehorse

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-6°C to 7°C

21.2°F to 44.6°F

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6°C to 20°C

42.8°F to 68°F

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-5°C to 14°C

23°F to 57.2°F

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-18°C to -9°C

-1°F to 15.8°F

SS Klondike in Whitehorse


Mining and energy have traditionally been by far the largest private sectors in the Yukon, with the former experiencing tremendous growth since 2017. At the same time, healthcare and life sciences industries are also emerging industries in the city. As such, the province’s five-year GDP growth ranks second out of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. (source)icons.external-link-icon

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