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Living in Whitehorse, Canada:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Whitehorse, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Whitehorse what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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You must love wilderness, as Whitehorse is called the city of wilderness. It’s Yukon’s capital and has a beautiful summer but be ready to face a cold, dark, gloomy winter for almost half the year. If you are an outdoor person, you might be able to keep busy even during wintertime, go ice fishing and looking out for the aurora borealis!

Kayley, says: 2020

Be aware of bears and other wildlife within city limits. Carry bear spray and a bell when walking on trails. Try to hike in groups. Stay away from wildlife. Wildlife habituated to humans is dangerous. You may encounter foxes, bears, moose, coyotes, wolves and the odd caribou. Do not feed the wildlife.

Carine, says: 2020

If a person were to decide to move to Whitehorse, they should consider the cost of living as it can be a tad higher than the rest of Canada. This person should also consider that there is only one road into Whitehorse and out of Whitehorse. Travelling by air can also be a bit hard on the wallet. However, the Yukon Territory does have a Northern living allowance that helps those who like to travel.

Danielle, says: 2020

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