1369-Whitehorse, YT

Whitehorse with a population of 28,000 is the capital and largest city of Yukon and the largest city in northern Canada. It is Yukon’s only city. It was incorporated in 1950 and is located at kilometre 1426 on the Alaska Highway in southern Yukon. Whitehorse’s downtown and Riverdale areas occupy both shores of the Yukon River, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed. (stolen from the web).

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The Yukon river is wide, deep, and extremely fast.
Signs along the waterfront state: “Don’t even think of going swimming here, YOU WILL DIE!

WhitehorseWhitehorse on the Yukon river.

DSC_9911Main St.

DSC_9914Fixed up for the tourists.

DSC_9916Many of the buildings have murals from the past.


IMG_1544Hung out at this locals bar.

DSC_9919Dirty Northern was in this building.

DSC_9920One of the original settler’s cabins.


Saw this box along the the waterfront.

DSC_9926It turned out to be a book loaning box.

DSC_9947More murals.

DSC_9948Cute license plate.

DSC_9979More murals.

DSCN5413Jack London really hung out.