Day 3 of a 3-Day Trip in Whitehorse
Last Day in Whitehorse! I personally thought 3 days was the perfect amount for Whitehorse. You can definitely add more days if you want to explore more of the Yukon and nearby areas (example Dawson City). I flew home to Vancouver in the evening of Day 3.
First destination – brunch. Antoinette’s Restaurant is around-the-world Eggs Benedict brunch-only on Sundays. The flavours are influenced by different cultures. I ordered the Caribbean Beni. The Eggs Benedict were good, fries were crispy, and vegetables fresh, but honestly, not the best I have had for the price. The restaurant was quiet and they seemed understaffed. I’ve heard Antoinette’s Restaurant does amazing Caribbean food though, but it is only available for dinner.
After brunch, we headed to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is immense, with lots of space for the animals to roam freely. It is home to moose, caribou, bison, muskox, sheep, and much more! The loop is 5km and we spent about 3 hours at the preserve. Some of the animals are hidden in their areas and it takes a little effort to find them. I was very surprised to see the lynx hidden between the bushes! The admission fee is $16/adult and is definitely worth a visit!
Next stop, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. The admission fee is $6/adult. The museum does a great job illustrating the history of the Beringia Area and the Ice Age. Beringia is what they used to call the area that was once Northwestern Canada, Northern and Western Alaska, and Northeastern Russia about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago. I particularly liked the extinct animal skeletons – the wooly mammoth was my favourite – and the 15 minute video in the theatre which tells Beringia’s history.
After the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, I headed to the airport for my flight. The airport is just next door. If you have more time, another good museum (also beside the airport) is the Yukon Transportation Museum. I was not able to go as I had a flight to catch (the irony!), but took some pictures of the Canadian Pacific plane.
Complete Day 3 Itinerary
*Travel times may vary. Check Google Maps for most accurate travel details.
10:00am: Have brunch at Antoinette’s Restaurant.
11:30am: Head to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (22 minute drive from Antoinette’s Restaurant).
2:30pm: Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre (23 minute drive from the Yukon Wildlife Preserve).
3:30pm: Visit the Yukon Transportation Museum (1 minute drive from the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre).
5:00pm: Head to town for dinner!
3-Day Whitehorse Itinerary
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