Welcome to Whitehorse
Whitehorse, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada, and known as the Wilderness City, is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River.
With its magnificent landscape and vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle, people enjoy living here year round. A healthy economy, small town values, a safe environment in which to raise a family, and access to the great outdoors, makes Whitehorse one of the best cities in Canada in which to live and work.
Whitehorse At a Glance
Estimated number of residents (2012 Yukon Bureau of Statistics)
Total Aboriginal Identity Population (2011 National Household Survey)
Knowledge of English Language only (2011 Census)
Average income of private household (2011 National Household Survey)
Average House Price
Average value of single-family dwelling (2011 National Household Survey)
Median Population Age
Population by Age Group (2011 Census)
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Some communities outside of the Whitehorse area are unincorporated and do not have a municipal council; they are considered a Local Advisory Area, have elected councilors and form Local Advisory Councils (LAC).
Local Advisory Councils (LAC), supported by Yukon Department of Community Services, do not have taxing, spending or bylaw-making authority, and are strictly advisory in their role. Elections are held in concert with the regular municipal election cycle of Yukon.
With a population of 346 (2011), the Ibex Valley covers the area along the Alaska Highway beginning at the westerly boundary of Whitehorse and extending approximately 40 kilometres along the Alaska Highway. Land use varies from rural residences to home based businesses and more concentrated country residential subdivisions. The Ibex Valley Local Area Plan was approved in 2001.
Hamlet of Ibex Valley is an unincorporated community represented by an elected local advisory council with five elected councilors. The Yukon government is responsible for delivering services to property and residents with input from the council.
Local advisory councils, supported by Yukon Department of Community Services, do not have taxing, spending or bylaw-making authority, and are strictly advisory in their role. Elections are held in concert with the regular municipal election cycle of Yukon.