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[[Image:WhitehorseYukon.jpg|thumb|right|350px|Whitehorse, Yukon]]
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'''Whitehorse''' [http://www.city.whitehorse.yk.ca] is the capital of the [[Yukon|Yukon Territory]].
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==Understand==
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Whitehorse has been capital of the Yukon Territory since 1953, and currently has a population of around 24,000. The city is located along the banks of the Yukon River, and due to it being in a rain shadow area, Whitehorse has the distinction of being Canada's driest city.
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==Get in==
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'''Whitehorse International Airport''' (IATA: YXY, ICAO: CYXY), [http://www.gov.yk.ca/yxy/].  Air North, "Yukon's Airline" [http://www.flyairnorth.com/], provides scheduled service to Whitehorse from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Dawson City, Inuvik, Old Crow and Fairbanks (seasonal).
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'''[[Alaska Highway]]''' from Dawson Creek, British Columbia or Delta Junction, Alaska.
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'''By ferry''' to Skagway, Alaska, then via the South Klondike Highway.
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==Get around==
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Whitehorse Transit [http://www.whitehorse.ca/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={72975B96-475B-421F-85DC-CA78B65116AA}] and taxi. Trans-Canada Trail runs through the city. Bike trails.
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==See==
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SS Klondike National Historic Site, Miles Canyon,
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==Do==
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*'''Canada Games Centre''' [http://www.canadagamescentre.whitehorse.ca/] - The main centre for indoor recreation activity in Whitehorse.  Includes, among other things, a large aquatic centre and three skating rinks.
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*'''Frostbite Music Festival''' [http://www.frostbitefest.ca/] - A winter festival showcasing Canadian and Yukon musical acts.
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*'''Yukon International Storytelling Festival''' [http://www.storytelling.yk.net/] - A summer festival with storytellers from around the world.  Workshops are also held during the festival.
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==Buy==
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* <buy name="Aroma Borealis Herb Shop" alt="" address="504-B Main Street (downtown)" directions="" phone="(867) 667-HERB (4372)" email="" fax="" url="http://www.aromaborealis.com/" hours="" price="">Skin care and aromatherapy products, herbal teas and other items.  Natural products from local sources make excellent gifts and souvenirs.</buy>
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==Eat==
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*'''Coasters Bar & Grill''', 206 Jarvis Street (downtown).  A popular bar among young people.  Coasters hosts many live music events.
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*''' Alpine Bakery''', 411 Alexander Street (downtown),  [http://www.alpinebakery.ca/].  This bakery and café offers organic breads and other baked goods, hand-made chocolates, and fair trade coffee.
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*'''The Chocolate Claim''', 305 Strickland Street (downtown).  This café is more expensive, and well known for their chocolates and desserts.
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*'''Zola's Café Doré''', 305 Main St. (downtown, Hougen Centre).  Serves coffee from beans locally roasted by Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters [http://www.midnight-sun-coffee.com/].  Sandwiches, wraps, and pastries are also available.
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*'''Tokyo Sushi''', 204B Main Street (downtown).  This restaurant provides a reliable source of satisfactory Japanese food. It features a large menu, average prices, friendly staff, and ample Japanese pop music.
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==Drink==
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==Sleep==
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Accommodation in Whitehorse ranges from hostel to B&Bs, to motels and quality hotels. They tend to get full quick so advance bookings are essential.
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===Budget===
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*'''Hide on Jeckell' Hostel''', 410 Jeckell Street, ''+1 867'' 633-4933, [http://www.hide-on-jeckell.com]. Beds start at $25 per night.
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*'''The Beez Kneez Bakpakers Hostel''', 408 Hoge Street, ''+1 867'' 456-2333, [http://www.bzkneez.com]. Beds start at $25 per night, private rooms at $50 per night.
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===Mid range===
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*'''Chilkoot Trail Inn''' in 4190 4th Avenue is probably the cheapest motel in town. Prices are negotiable and start around 70 CAD for a double and a bit less for a single (including tax). Not the best place in town and Wifi is poached from somewhere else (but its there), but rooms are spacious and have kitchenette and TV.
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==Contact==
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* <listing name="Whitehorse Public Library" alt="" directions="" address="2nd Avenue, downtown Whitehorse (next to Yukon Government administration building)" phone="(867) 667-5239" email="whitehorse.library@gov.yk.ca" fax="" url="http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/libraries/whse.html" hours="" price="">Provides free public Internet and computer access.  30 minute sessions available.  You may call to book in advance.</listing>
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==Get out==
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Alaska Direct Bus Line offers bus service to Dawson City and Alaska.
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[[ja:ホワイトホース]]
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[[WikiPedia:Whitehorse, Yukon]]
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