Whitehorse, like Dawson City, owes its subsistence to the Klondike gold-rush, which began in 1897. Having survived the grueling and occasionally noxious voyage from Skagway above White Pass, gold prospectors had to parley the Miles Canyon and Whitehorse rapids before descending the Yukon River to Dawson's reserves. Whitehorse has developed into a main hub for arts and culture.
Miles Canyon was a deceitful section of the Yukon River by a hydroelectric dam controlled the waters. The rapids were a strangle position for gold prospectors, and several supplies and lives were vanished trying to pass the turbulent waters. Now, climbing trails and attractive scenery make the region a pleasure to discover.
t the Yukon Wildlife Preserve in Whitehorse, visitors can obtain a guided visit to see moose, muskoxen, mountain goats, wood bison, mule deer, woodland caribou, elk, and two kinds of thin horn sheep - Dall's and stone's sheep. With additional than 283 hectares, the preserve has divergent habitats to let the animals to live in their usual environments.