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Population - 25,085 (2016 census)

Whitehorse is the capital and largest city of Yukon. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed.

Archeological research has revealed evidence of use by First Nations peoples for several thousand years. The surrounding area had seasonal fish camps and Frederick Schwatka, in 1883, observed the presence of a portage trail used to bypass Miles Canyon. Before the Gold Rush, several different First Nations passed through the area seasonally and their territories overlapped. Whitehorse lies in the traditional territories of the  Kwanlin Dün and Ta'an Kwäch'än First Nations.


Here are some additional photos of the Whitehorse Start/Finish line. (All photos are used courtesy of and with permission from Harry Kern.)