Small-town charm emanates from downtown Whitehorse’s coffee shops and the neighbourhood’s historic homes. A blend of old and new houses, narrow streets, and a safe and comfortable setting all contribute to its inviting walkability. This quaint residential neighbourhood’s centrality contributes to its sought-after status.
The downtown’s bustling main street attracts cafe dwellers, the artistically inclined, the occasional gold miner back to resupply, and everyone in between. This unassuming residential area is home to significant cultural facilities, multiple parks, and numerous recreational facilities and tourist attractions, including the SS Klondike, the Visitor Reception Centre, MacBride Museum, Rotary Peace Park, and Shipyards Park. It is also the location of popular festivals, such as the Longest Days Street Fair and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous.