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Port of Whitehorse (Yukon)

Whitehorse, the capital city of Canada's Yukon Territory, is the largest municipality in the Yukon by area and is home to about 23,000 residents. Local ordinances prohibit the construction of buildings that rise more than four stories, but otherwise it looks just like any other small city, with office buildings; apartments and houses; big-box chain stores; restaurants and cafes; museums; plenty of outdoor activities; and even its own brewery.

About Whitehorse (Yukon)


Visitors can enjoy hot springs, indigenous history and even beer from a local microbrewery


Since it's not a cruise port, passengers must visit on pre- or post-cruise land tours

Bottom Line

Whitehorse provides rugged Yukon flavor without sacrificing modern-day amenities

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD), but U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere. For the most up-to-date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.


English is the primary language spoken in Whitehorse.