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Travel Canada’s capital cities: Whitehorse, Yukon

Hot springs - travel canada's capital cities: whitehorse, yukonWhether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.

Favourite indoor activity:
The Canada Games
Centre bills itself as a “community sport, recreation
and wellness facility.” It has a great play area for
younger kids.

Favourite outdoor activity:
Only 25 minutes
from downtown Whitehorse, the Takhini Hot
Springs offer wall climbing, ziplining, and of
course, the opportunity to soak in two adjoining
mineral water pools. Camping and other
accommodations available.

Best-kept secret:
The Beringia Interpretive
Centre features murals and dioramas of the
Beringia landscape, flora and fauna, original art,
exhibits of discovered remains and a film.

Great place to eat:
Housed in the two oldest
buildings still in use in Whitehorse, the Klondike
Rib and Salmon specializes in northern fare in a fun

Great place to stay:
Try the recently renovated
High Country Inn in downtown Whitehorse; it
has two restaurants and a cool 40-foot carving of a
Mountie at the entrance.

Worth the drive:
Visit Kluane National Park and
Reserve in the village of Haines Junction along the
Alaska Highway for hiking, canoeing, kayaking,
fishing, rafting and camping.

Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid

Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

a man carrying two children

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