192 193 WHITEHORSE, YUKON TERRITORY Whitehorse Yukon Territory THE WILDERNESS CITY W hitehorse is the capital of the Yukon Territory in Canada’s far northwest. Known as the Wilderness City, this diverse community is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River surrounded by forested mountains and pristine lakes. Blessed with gorgeous scenery and a vibrant city lifestyle, it’s no wonder over 26,000 people enjoy living here year-round.A healthy economy, small town values, a safe environment, and access to the great outdoors, makes Whitehorse one of the best cities in Canada in which to live,work, and raise a family. Mike Gau, Director of Development Services for Whitehorse, speaks highly of the innovative AT A GLANCE WHITEHORSE, YUKON TERRITORY WHAT: The capital city of the Province WHERE: Southern Yukon Territory WEBSITES: www.whitehorse.ca solutions his community has launched for dealing with some unusual challenges. He describes Whitehorse as “a very busy north- ern city, doing very well.We have stable growth and that’s a product of many things, including strategic partnerships, great lead- ership from multiple governments, and a unique setting and destination to live in and do business.”