Our Relocation Guide.
Whitehorse is the capital city in the Yukon Territory nestled on the banks of the spectacular Yukon river and made famous by spellbinding folklore from days long past. The city of Whitehorse is home to over 26,000 people and with its rugged natural beauty, it appeals to anyone who appreciates the recreational pursuits that it’s largely untouched surrounding wilderness offers.
A bustling city centre attracts those employed in the tourism and government services sector. Whitehorse’s healthy economy is also driven by mining and transportation services. Families love living in Whitehorse for its smalltown values and safety.
If you’re in the process of moving to Whitehorse you’ll want to connect with a local REALTOR® from a reputable national brand, who can guide you through the various neighbourhoods and communities of Whitehorse and work with you to get all you want out of your home and new surroundings.
We can help you find the right neighbourhood, the right home and all for the right price. If you want an insider’s guide to Whitehorse give us a call today to arrange for a tour if the city!
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People are generally surprised when they hear that the climate in Whitehorse is mild compared to that of other northern cities and towns. Due to Whitehorse’s location in a valley, it is in fact the warmest city in the entire territory of the Yukon! The average yearly temperature according to the weather station at the airport is −0.1 °C (31.8 °F).
Whitehorse also experiences the unique to the North phenomenon of extended daylight during the summer months. Daylight occurs in the summer months for up to 19 hours due to our northern latitude.
Winter days can be quite long and dark, but Whitehorse is also known as Canada’s driest city, mainly because it lies in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains, so if you don’t like the rain then you’re in luck! The city experiences an average annual snowfall of 145 cm (57.09 in) and 163 mm (6.4 in) of rainfall.
Summers in Whitehorse are pleasant with the July average coming in at 20.6 °C (69.1 °F). It’s a great place to live if you want to avoid the scorching heat found in other Canadian cities.
Recreation is a way of life if you’re living in Whitehorse – there is so much to see outside and enjoy! The Guinness Book of World Records reports that Whitehorse is the city with the least air pollution in the world, so not getting out into that fresh air is almost a crime!
During the summer months, you can travel to one of the hundreds of surrounding lakes, rivers, streams, and even hot springs to get your water fix. There are tons of places for camping, hunting, fishing and of course exploring. There is an estimated 850 km (528 mi) of trails in Whitehorse including sections of the Trans Canada Trail. These trails are used for a variety of non-motorized and/or motorized activities. With our proximity to the northern range of the Rockies we are blessed to be able to live an active outdoor lifestyle. The Yukon river is a very convenient and popular choice for kayaking and canoeing.
During the winter Whitehorse is the host city for the annual 1,000 mile Yukon Quest sled dog race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks, Alaska. The Yukon Quest is considered one of the toughest in the world. Hunting, fishing, and exploring all continue during the winter months although the means of transportation generally shift from quads and ATVs to snowmobiles and sleds to traverse the natural terrain.
Whitehorse is also home to numerous sports and recreation fields. There are over 24 grass/sand/soil/ice sports surfaces, 3 baseball diamonds, the Canada Games Centre Multiplex (pools, ice rinks, fieldhouse, fitness centre, walking/running track, physiotherapy), as well as the Takhini Arena, and Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre.
There are three golf courses in the city of Whitehorse. Snowboarding and skiing can be discovered at popular Mt. Sima, a privately run downhill ski resort.
If you’re moving to Whitehorse to experience the great northern outdoors then get in touch with us now to begin your search for a home that is close to all you want!
Moving is typically a stressful experience, but with some preparation and a great team of trustworthy suppliers you can avoid some of the pitfalls that make for a less than perfect move.
We are pleased to provide you with numbers and contact information for some of the local services that you will require once you settle in, as well as some of our recommendations to ensure that your purchase and move go smoothly.
- Local Movers
- Home Inspection
- Mortgage Broker
- Insurance (home/auto)
- Drivers License