Whitehorse Alaska Fishing Information

Whitehorse

Freshwater fishing in Whitehorse Alaska nearly one hundred years ago, approximately thirty thousand gold-crazed adventurers made their way (mostly by boat on the Yukon ) to the Gold Fields, the Klondike . Deriving its name from the whitewater rapids resembling the flowing manes of white horses, Whitehorse sits amid the beauty of majestic mountains and crystal clear lakes. A thoroughly modern city, Whitehorse still retains its proud history and heritage. Visitors can expect to enjoy numerous festivals, attractions, gift shops, and all manner of art and cultural activities.

Sites of special interest include: Miles Canyon: Not far from Whitehorse is Miles Canyon , offering a grand vista of the surrounding area. Drive over the suspension bridge and cross into Canyon City .

MacBride Museum: Home of the world’s largest exhibition of Yukon Gold, the MacBride Museum is living example of bygone housing: the walls are log, and the roof is made of real sod! Check out the “Mounties in the North” exhibition, pan for gold, and see the famous “Sam McGee’s Cabin”.

SS Klondike: One of Whitehorse ‘s most photographed attractions. Tour this charming “Sternwheeler”, which transported so many of the region’s settlers. The Klondike is currently under restoration, but visitors may observe firsthand the authentic work being done on her.

Whitehorse Fish Ladder: See the biggest salmon fish ladder in the world! Thousands of Chinook Salmon pass through this spot on their way to their spawning grounds. Great parking can be found for your RV, with good fishing just downstream from the Ladder.

Transportation Museum: Follow the development of transportation here in the Alaskan wilderness, from the train to the plane. The sister-plane of the “Spirit of St. Louie” resides here.

Visitor Reception Centre: Make sure your first stop is here, right on 2nd Avenue . All the information you need for the area can be found here. Don’t forget to check out the stained glass windows and the Yukon map and rocks!

Beringia Centre: Step back into prehistoric times when you visit the Beringia Centre; see the Wooly Mammoth, Giant Beaver and more.

Heritage Walking Tour: A great chance to take in the wonderful historic sites of Whitehorse , and get some healthy exercise to boot! Highlights include the Old Log Church , the Log Skyscraper and Schwatka Lake .

Yukon Arts Centre: Fantastic exhibitions and pleasant vistas await you here.

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