Information & Facts
Located in the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse has a dry subarctic
climate with extreme variations between seasonal temperatures.
Average daytime highs in summer are 70F (21C) and average lows of
-7.6F (-22C) in winter. Average annual snowfall is 4.76ft (145 cm)
while the annual rainfall is 6.4 inches (163 mm), making it
Canada's driest city and has been named one of the cities with the
most comfortable climate.
The official languages are English and French
(predominantly in Quebec).
The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided
into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to
the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar
coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and
travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be
as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are
plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud,
larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian
Canada covers six time zones, from GMT 8 in the west to GMT
-3.5 in the east.