Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada? If you're planning to go to Whitehorse, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Whitehorse, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Whitehorse, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada by month

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January

If you go to Whitehorse in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

Traveling to Whitehorse in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Whitehorse is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Whitehorse is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Whitehorse during June, you may notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Whitehorse is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Whitehorse is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Whitehorse can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Whitehorse is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November here is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Whitehorse can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to visit the charming Old Log Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you see the MacBride Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Whitehorse.

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