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Whitehorse is definitely worth considering as a stop off if you're considering a twin or multi-centre holiday to Canada. Whitehorse has a total population of over 27,000 people. It is the capital and biggest city of Yukon. It is also the largest city in the whole of the north of Canada. Whitehorse's downtown are and the Riverdale areas are based in both shores of the Yukon River, which meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. Whitehorse was named after the incredible White Horse Rapids because of their striking resemblance to the mane of a white horse, before the river was dammed. Because of the city being situated in the Whitehorse valley, the climate here is notably milder than other comparable communities in the north such as Yellowknife.
At this geographical location, the winter days are short and the summer days have an amazing 20 hours of daylight! Whitehorse, as reported by the Guinness World Records, is the city with the lowest levels of air pollution in the world. Whitehorse experiences an annual average temperature with daily highs of 20.5 °C typically in July and, in stark contrast, average daily lows of −22 °C in January, so take a warm coat if you holiday here in winter! Call us on our free phone number for more ideas on what to see and do in Whitehorse, and book your great value twin or multi centre holiday to Canada today.
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