Outdoor activities in Whitehorse

Top Outdoor Activities in Whitehorse, Yukon

Outdoor Activities in Whitehorse

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  • Kat M
    Brisbane, Australia36 contributions
    Sophia was the guide on the tour I took, and she was woderful - such an asset to the company.  Before I did the tour, I didn't understand that seeing the northern lights with your naked eye isn't always possible, so that was a little disappointing, but obviously not the company's fault. We did get to see the lights peeking out between the clouds, and it was great to get a photo taken for a momento. There was ample hot drinks and snacks like chips and cookies available, and it was nice to toast marshmellows on the fire inside a teepee.

    Written October 16, 2018
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  • Beth
    Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
    Guides were friendly and fun. Loved the wildlife preserve and especially loved the hot springs! So relaxing.
    Written October 9, 2019
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  • Mel_M802
    Brisbane, Australia223 contributions
    My sister and I signed up for the half day snow shoeing trip, and had a fun couple of hours with Kei, our guide, and the rest of our small tour.

    The terrain was easy going, so no need to be super fit to have an enjoyable time on the tour. Kei talked a lot about the wildlife that can be seen out on the trails, and we came across a few dog sled teams. We also had a stop off at Fish Lake for some hot chocolate in the very cold temperatures.

    Overall quite enjoyable
    Written March 4, 2018
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  • Samantha C
    1 contribution
    Very nice place to view Northern Lights with the clear skies! Also lots to do around the area, won’t get bored in daytime.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Travel-1-Facts
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada280 contributions
    Once he had picked up all people from various hotels, he started off telling us that “he makes his money from tips, so lets have a great time and get started!”

    When we stopped by the lake, he gave each of us a pair of snow shoes. We, like others had never used them before, and I was struggling to get the straps tightened. He didn’t come over to check how I was doing, so I finally asked him for help. If this guy wants a tip, he better give better service than this!

    Once we all had snow shoes on, he had a couple of the Asian men in the group, pull gear in a plastic boggan, onto the lake. He was chatting with and taking photos of the Asian couples, and we were wondering when we were going to start snow shoeing. We stood around for some time and finally we asked what direction we were going. He pointed over there, not far, so we finally started walked over to a second lake across the road by ourselves. Eventually he came over and asked how far we wanted to walk. We didn’t know, we just wanted to get going on the tour we had paid for. When we asked what the others were doing, and why they weren’t comeing, he said the others were making snow angels and he was taking pictures of them. REALLY? This is a snowshoeing and ice fishing tour. That’s what we paid to do. Not stand around waiting for him to get us going with our activity.

    He said we could walk further, or go back, so we turned around and went back to the first lake, to drill holes in the ice for ice fishing. He drilled three holes in close proximity, with the help of other tourists in our group. We sat on small stools, and used very cheap looking, short plastic rods, about 16 inches long, with a simple plastic spool of fishing line on them. For bait there was a plastic wiggly lure on the hook, or we could change to shrimp. We tried both, and none of the 6 of us fishing even got a nibble.

    Our guide made a fire on the ice and cooked some sausages on a skewer for each of us if we wanted one. When we left he said he was going to leave the fire burning and it would burn itself out. We questioned that, asking why he would leave the wood that was only half burned? Why not spread it out so the fire would stop, and use the wood another day? He said he always brings more wood. So, why pollute the air with smoke from a fire that no one is using? He said he would the put it out then, and proceeded to throw some snow on the fire.

    We wouldn’t do this activity again.
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • Kena C
    Port Coquitlam, Canada141 contributions
    Our visit to Whitehorse and staying at Muktuk beat our expectations. 👏

    Our host, Manuela picked us up from the airport and everything beyond that was just amazing. The cabin was so inviting. Also, Manuela was so accommodating in every sense; especially in preparing her fantastic meals while catering to my husband’s allergies. Her and Jeff run an amazing operation and we just loved visiting with the dogs that were inside and outside.

    I am going to keep this brief as I have started to write my AMAING review a couple of times and then I lost what I had started to write.
    If you are looking for a Yukon Adventure and you love dogs, Muktuk is a must. I still dream about the day I can go dog sledding again with Hazel as one of my lead pups 🐶
    Written January 29, 2022
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  • JGoines
    Atlanta, GA38 contributions
    Skagway Jeep Rental - Drove the entire 70 miles north to the Canadian Yukon and Spirit Lake. Best Excursion of our trip. The trip up takes a lot longer because you are stopping all the time to take pictures. Breathtakingly Beautiful. Would do it again tomorrow if I could.
    Written September 22, 2022
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  • Gillian
    21 contributions
    We spent 3 days with Yu exploring Whitehorse and area. Did 3 tours. The above, Skagway and Yukon Gold. The scenery was spectacular! Yu stopped at all the best spots as well as whenever something caught our eye. He was very well informed and provided us with both history and stories of the area. Had an amazing trip!! Hundreds of amazing pictures. Our first trip to the Yukon…Thank you Yu, we will be back!!
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Mike B
    18 contributions
    When the White Pass Yukon Route Railway train from Whitehorse to Skagway was cancelled for 2022, I needed alternative transportation options for my trip.

    I fortunately found the Skagway Explorer tour through Epic North.This trip takes you from Whitehorse to Skagway, making a number of interesting stops along the way (e.g. Emerald Lake, Forty Mile Rapids, Carcross, Carcross Desert and many more).

    The owner of Epic was always responsive to my emails. He agreed to pick me up from Skagway midway through the tour and bring me back to Whitehorse. If it wasn't for them, I may still be stranded in Alaska!

    Huge thanks to Yuya for being a great driver/tour guide. He is quite knowledgeable, personable and accommodating.

    Thanks again for bringing me back to Canada!
    Written July 31, 2022
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