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Whitehorse Hotels

Feel your jaw dropping as ethereal ribbons of green light ripple across the night sky above Whitehorse – a city that puts you right at the heart of the Northern Territories' rugged beauty. Officially the least air polluted city in the world, Whitehorse's air is as fresh and clean as the sparkling streams that trickle down from the surrounding mountain peaks, pooling into pretty turquoise lakes. The sloping valley, which encloses the city, lends Whitehorse a milder climate than you might expect at this latitude, while the northern location means you can bask in the surreal glow of the midnight sun if you visit during July.

Things to see

Don't worry if you miss out on seeing the Aurora Borealis during your stay, as similarly gorgeous shades of blues and greens can be spotted in the scenic, nutrient-rich, mountain lakes that surround the city. Emerald Lake is a particularly beautiful example, swirling with color, below sloping pine tree-forested hills. Glints of a different color altogether – spotted in the riverbeds of nearby Klondike - changed Whitehorse's fortunes forever in 1896, triggering a gold rush to the area. Whitehorse became a major stop-off point for prospectors traveling north, hoping to hit the jackpot. You too can mine the vaults of history by visiting S.S. Klondike National Historical Site, and climbing aboard a beautifully restored, original paddle steamer. The ship is an authentic slice of the area's history, having played a crucial role in ferrying prospectors up and down the Yukon River. Journey even further back in time at Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre – where you'll bump into Woolly Mammoth skeletons, and fossils dating back to the ice age. Here you'll learn about the Beringia land bridge - which connected Alaska with Russia during the ice age, allowing new animals, and the first Native Americans, to cross into North America.

Hotels in Whitehorse

Lock the cold outside, and watch cable TV on a 42-inch screen from bed, while a roaring fire keeps your room toasty. Whitehorse hotels can provide a happy base – whether you're just passing through on business, or looking to stay in high comfort while on vacation. Free, in-room WiFi can keep you connected to the rest of the world, or you can go off radar to enjoy Whitehorse's renewing peace and quiet. Unwind in fully equipped gyms, or relax with a drink surrounded by the purr of friendly chatter in the hotel bar.

Where to stay

Most of Whitehorse's hotels are located close to the downtown area, just a short walk from its welcoming bars and restaurants. Spend a day hiking or mountain biking across the incredible scenery before returning to feast on sticky ribs and barbequed salmon - washed down by a bottle of Yukon Gold beer, freshly brewed just around the corner. Need some morning motivation to help you brush the sleep from your eyes and get moving? Head to a warm café, where typically charming Canadian hospitality, and the smell of coffee beans roasting, will pleasantly stir you to life. Hotels are also available right next to the airport, making early flights that little bit less painful.

How to get to Whitehorse

Land at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, and you'll be greeted by the sight of one of the largest weathervanes you've ever seen, in the form of a hefty Douglas DC-3 plane on a pedestal. The airport takes flights from Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver throughout the year, while also offering further seasonal services to Vancouver and Frankfurt, Germany. Road access to the city is possible thanks to the Alaska Highway, and Greyhound bus services traverse it, connecting Whitehorse with British Columbia, Alberta and beyond.