2015-01-272015-01-27 Campervan hire Whitehorse
Campervan hire Whitehorse
The capital city of Yukon, Canada, Whitehorse has fewer than 30,000 residents and is more like a town. A regular spot for motorhome rentals, the Alaska Highway and Klondike intersect here making is something of a transportation hub. However, there’s more to Whitehorse than meets the eye and is worth investigation. Whitehorse also makes a great base for starting an epic adventure in a Canadian camper.
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Hit the highways around Whitehorse
Whitehorse is thought to have the best weather in Canada with low rain and snowfall, so your trip should be relatively easy to plan. There’s so much to do in the north, you could spend months without even beginning to tick everything off the list.
The Alaska Highway is the road to adventure. It’s the perfect chance to see wildlife up close and has scenery unmatched anywhere in the world. Take the motorhome and see where the road leads.
The North Klondike Highway will lead you to Skagway for a nice day trip. The drive is only two hours and the scenery is beautiful. Along the way, you’ll travel through the serene Miles Canyon, pass the dazzling Emerald Lake, through rugged mountain peaks and over the stunning White Pass – like something out of a fairy-tale.
Anchorage and Fairbanks in the northerly state of Alaska are another popular destination for people renting an RV from Whitehorse.
Whitehorse accommodation options
Hi Country RV Park is close to town and is nice and clean good washrooms, Wi-Fi, location and sites. Caribou RV Park has very good service and well-kept facilities. The campsite is beautifully situated in the forest so it’s a quiet spot for your campervan getaway.
The Robert Service Campground lies on the banks of the Yukon River. You can walk along the river on the Millennium Trail to Whitehorse or take the two-min drive. The Hippie Yuppie coffee bar serves locally roasted coffee from the Midnight Sun Coffee Roaster, and also ice creams in summer.
Takhini Hot Springs campground has quiet wooded sites with RV spots adjacent to the mineral pools. It makes for a relaxing base for your motorhome holiday.
Wine and Dine in Whitehorse
Despite its relatively small size, there are a number of Whitehorse food and drink options. Sakura Sushi Japanese Restaurant has excellent fare. Don’t be fooled by the simple decor – it’s the food that counts and they know what they’re doing.The best breakfast spot in town is Burnt Toast, where you can enjoy tasty and generously portioned dishes with a side salad of staff warmth and personality. While it’s not expensive, there is often a wait – but it’s worth it.
A must-eat stop is Klondike Rib & Salmon Barbecue. This institution is only open in summer and is often overrun by tourists, simply because the food is delectable. The home-style cooking, service, and shared tables make for a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Antoinette’s is a hidden gem in Whitehorse offering exquisite French cuisine. The ambience is stellar and the service a credit to the region. Ask for recommendations from the wine list.
Canadian crossroads, things to do in Whitehorse
Spend a day exploring the trail network that surrounds Whitehorse. Walk to historic Miles Canyon and hike up Grey Mountain for panoramic views of the Yukon River valley. Close to downtown, take a tour of the historic S.S. Klondike sternwheeler. Visit the Old Log Church Museum. It was built in 1900 and declared the first territorial historic site in the Yukon. There are exhibits of early exploration, the gold rush and the different early religions in Yukon.Or try your hand at gold panning in the Gold to Government Gallery.
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve sits on 750 acres of wilderness. Spend some time checking out the 10 different kinds of animals from the platforms. Being up this high gives you great views without disturbing the wildlife. Take a day to float by canoe, raft or kayak on the Yukon River. There are white-water thrills on the Takhini or Tatshenshini rivers for the more adventurous. Enjoy a fishing trip with a guide on the Southern Lakes – there’s even the opportunity to hike through mining ruins or along historic trails from the Klondike Gold Rush days.
Tips for Whitehorse – a handy motorhome driving guide
Here are a couple of handy things to know for your Canada camper vacation:
December to February can be very cold, so make sure your motorhome has a heater for these winter months.
Most RVs have an exterior storage compartment, but for extra safety you can store your bags under the seats so it’s best to bring soft or collapsible luggage.
A mobile phone ensures you can contact the authorities or assistance in case of accidents or breakdowns - just make sure you don’t use it while driving.