2001 population: 19,058
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Whitehorse is in the territory of Yukon Territory. It is on the Yukon River. The city is the territorial capital.
The community was named for the nearby Whitehorse Rapids.
The White Pass railway, terminating in Whitehorse, was a crucial supply line during construction of the Alaska Highway in the 1940s.
Well-known residents have included:
· Pierre Berton, author
Local festivals include:
· Frostbite Music Festival - Feb. 10-13, 2007
· Celebration of Swans - April 14-22, 2007
· Sourdough Rendezvous Festival - Feb. 15-18, 2007
· Yukon International Storytelling Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Whitehorse web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: MacBride Museum, Old Log Church Museum, Yukon Archives, Yukon Arts Centre Gallery, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Yukon Cultural Services Branch, Yukon Transportation Museum
Colleges and universities: Yukon College