Exciting Things to Do in Whitehorse

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Whitehorse

Exciting Things to Do in Whitehorse for Thrill Seekers

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  • Sasha T
    1 contribution
    Highly recommend this tour operator for seeing the northern lights and other winter activities. We got lucky and got to see the aurora three nights in a row, with the last night being absolutely spectacular with lights coming from the north, east and west all at once! I was a female traveler who went with my friend (another female traveler), and we felt safe the entire time in the hotel, during the transfers and walking around Whitehorse. Every Northern Tales employee was exceptionally kind and accommodating. They even took photos of us during all our activities at no extra charge and provided kindnesses such as bringing hot chocolate and baked goods on our excursions. In addition to 3 nights of aurora viewing, we also did dog sledding with Muktuk and snowmobiling booked through Northern Tales and went to the Eclipse Hot Springs on our own only because there was not a tour available at the time we wanted to go. This was truly a bucket list trip of a lifetime, and we are so thankful to Northern Tales for making it happen!
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Robert Pollhammer
    3 contributions
    Fabian Schmitz for two winters now has been a member of our crew at the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra and it has been a real pleasure. He is a true professional and his skills are amazing - both when it comes to interacting with our athletes and other crew members. You could say: "He definitely knows his stuff"! Also, not only is he a bushcraft expert but also very skilled in (wilderness) first aid. We hope he continues working with us for many years to come and I can highly recommend Bushcraft Yukon to anyone who wants true expertise, customer friendly service and reliability when discovering what the Yukon Territory has to offer.
    Written April 6, 2023
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  • Alison O
    Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
    Always a fantastic and new experience every time we go. Great adventure, fun, hospitality, saw the Northern lights and always love having lots of dog time.
    Written February 13, 2024
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  • Trixie Mae T
    1 contribution
    Khoon is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, he is very dedicated and tries his best to let his guests see the lights. While waiting for the lights he talked about the history of the Whitehorse. He has a heated cabin while waiting for the lights and the tour includes photo op for free! We enjoyed his company alot and will do it again in the future!
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • Anna K
    1 contribution
    Our Kluane Colours adventure with Terre Boreale was nothing short of spectacular. The scenery was breathtaking and our guides, Dan and Ed were knowledgeable, extremely helpful, and funny to boot. They certainly added some flavour to the experience, especially since they both turned out to be great chefs.
    Thank you Terre Boreale for this awesome trip. We love Yukon and will surely be back soon.
    Written November 18, 2023
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  • Longrfl
    3 contributions
    Arctic Range Adventure put on the most amazing trip for us! We saw the northern lights and went dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. We were novices but it didn't matter. There was plenty of instruction and help along the way. The guides were all so wonderful and everything ran so smoothly, from being picked up at the airport, to all the events. We can't wait to go back. We loved every minute, including the wildlife park and hot springs too. Although temps dropped to well below freezing, we were fine in our good quality arctic range gear. We also really appreciate the extra effort from the Arctic staff to make bookings for events at the last minute. We truly appreciate the top notch company and tour!
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Sarah VE
    5 contributions
    I did both the snow mobile tour and the dog sledding and both were outstanding!
    Derek was so patient and gave clear instructions for using the snow mobile. He talked about the lake and its history and we even got hot chocolate on the mountain!
    Nicolas and his pup Yuma were my guides for dog sledding and they were both incredible! It was amazing to work as a team with the dogs and get to see so much of the forest!
    I will be telling everyone for a long time that they need these experiences in their lives!
    Written March 12, 2023
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  • RobFH
    Charleston, SC5 contributions
    This was really great!! My mom and I were traveling through Whitehorse and wanted to try this. We had very limited experience and skills but our incredible guide had us comfortable very quickly. The ranch and the scenery are incredible; I also really enjoyed bonding with the animals. The staffs authenticity and passion are very evident without needing to be spoken. I would go again; just a great outfit, great people doing what they love and sharing a small taste of it with us.
    Written August 20, 2022
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  • Jim R
    1 contribution
    My first time doing a dog sled ride, had a great time! Everyone was helpful and answered my questions, I was even given the option to drive the sled, I passed only because I would have felt terrible if anything happened to the dogs. I would recommend anyone looking to do dog sledding to go here.
    Written December 24, 2023
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  • Jasprit B
    7 contributions
    We recently did a whole day trip with Marine and her amazing dogs. This will be for sure one of the highlights of the Yukon trip for us. She is an amazing person who loves her dog and curated an adventure day for us. Join her for an adventure and you won't regret it.
    Written January 31, 2022
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  • Ruby B
    Thunder Bay, Canada21 contributions
    Fabulous. 3 guides with 3 rafts spoiled 12 guests for 10 days. The guide team of Leon, Justin and Jeremy was congenial, knowledgeable, fun, professional, skilled on the river and skilled in the outdoor kitchen. We ate fabulous menus with lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. They even baked 2 cakes for us. The terrain is mind blowing - glaciers, alpine meadows, rock strewn mud flats, mountains, mountains and more mountains. Saw a lot of animal tracks. Watched a grizzly climb a rock cliff. Two nights slept to the booms of glaciers calving. This is a camping (not clamping) experience. You pitch your own tent. You sleep on the ground. All the camping gear is provided. All was in excellent condition. Worth every penny
    Written August 5, 2019
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  • Cate M
    4 contributions
    Spectacular snowmobiling experience with Thomas! He took 4 of us on manageable runs in the forest so incredible nature views. Snow covered trees, groomed runs, mountain vistas. Snow machines well cared for and maintained, winter gear well kept and clean. We all felt safe and comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our experience…. Even in at least -25 snowy conditions! We were out for about 3 hours. Exceptional service! Thomas was fun and funny, engaging and informative and ensured we were safe and comfortable. Would highly recommend Thomas and his company for any excursions.
    Written January 16, 2024
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  • Annette J
    Leavenworth, WA17 contributions
    We did the ten day Tatshenshini/Alsek raft. We have done a lot of rafting, and this was an amazing experience, with world class scenery, fun rafting and awesome guides. Thank you Max, Andrew, Peter and Aline for your expertise, enthusiasm and culinary skills. You helped make this a trip of a lifetime. The extraordinary good weather helped, but the key was the enthusiasm and skill of our guides
    Written July 14, 2022
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  • Ina
    2 contributions
    This trip has been an experience of a lifetime! I cannot but award excellent for everything, beginning with the general organization (fitting of lifejackets - required by law- and paddles, the 5 hour trip in the van from Whitehorse to Rose River Number One), the intensive and very patient teachings of our German guide Wolfgang on the innumerable tracks of wolf, bear, moose, beaver... and on how to fish (I caught my first pike!), to the amazing cooking abilities of our German Yukonite guide Robert, who surprised us with three delicious meals a day, fresh fruit and vegetables included! And who never lost patience in answering our many questions. And ending with the perfect weather (only half a day of light rains)! An altogether amazing and awesome experience, the vastness and silence of Yukon nature and rivers are still with me weeks later... A highly recommendable tour (just make sure to bring a winter sleeping bag, even summer nights in the Yukon can be quite cold!)
    Written August 22, 2019
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  • Betty P
    Duncan, Canada1 contribution
    The highlight of a recent trip to the Yukon was a four day/three night horse packing trip into the Grizzly Mountain Miners Range with Armin and his niece, Mykaela, as guides. Mandy (Armin’s wife), their children, Armin’s parents and two nieces were very much included in this adventure as this family is a team and they were there to send us off on our journey and warmly greet us on our return. Watching Armin and Mandy’s family work together was as much a gift as the horse packing trip! Such warm, welcoming, kind, knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and down to earth wholesome folks.
    The horse packing trip through meadows, forests, wetlands and up into the mountains was so incredible and beautiful. I loved the rhythm and pace Armin set, the chance to explore new trails, taking time to identify native plants and trees, view the numerous beaver dams, enjoy the lakes, streams and bogs and, of course, take in the awesome views every minute of the day.
    I loved the teamwork of horses, riders (there were four of us), dogs and the leadership of Armin and Mykaela. I loved the food (great cooking Armin!), the campfire chats and the easy comraderie we had.
    I truly didn’t want our ride to end. I loved it!
    Thank you Armin, Mandy and family for sharing your passion and your lifestyle. Special thanks to Mykaela for your extra TLC.
    Written September 9, 2022
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