ON THE VERY EDGE OF NATURE, CANADA'S STILL-WILD WEST DRAWS MEETINGS HEEDING THE CALL OF THE WILD
Any conference in Whitehorse will leave you spellbound. Summer’s land of the midnight sun. Where the aurora borealis glow overhead the rest of the year. Here, contemporary urban meeting facilities stand out against a wild landscape that delegates can’t wait to explore when their business sessions break. Klondike history, the area’s rich First Nation culture, and endless outdoor adventures are easily incorporated into any networking event. When meeting planners want to inject the call of the wild into their meetings, Whitehorse shows them how.
Whitehorse by the Numbers
TOTAL GUEST ROOMS830
TOTAL MEETING SPACE8,217 sq m | 88,450 sq ft
Experts to help you plan
Yukon Convention Bureau
Pacific Time Zone
This place is perfect for meetings that:
- Value the yin and yang of formal meetings and informal gatherings
- Seek robust recreational activities to round out their agenda
- Put affordability on the top of their destination checklist
- Appreciate modern meeting spaces nestled into pristine wild places
You can count on:
- Open hearts. Open minds. Whitehorse is open for business.
- Affordable accommodations and meeting facilities for up to 450 people
- Saving on the tax! No provincial sales tax here!
- Creativity boost from rich cultural explorations and a still-wild wilderness
- Countless team photo ops against a storybook landscape
- Yearning to return in winter for Yukon Quest, 1,610 kilometre (1,000 mile) international sled dog race
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Moving your people
Erik Nielson Whitehorse International Airport (YXY) to downtown: 10-minute drive
Once you’re here: float plane, ski plane, kayak, canoe, dogsled, snowmobile, ATV, horseback, historic trolley
Your participants are greeted by familiar North American hotel chains like Coast and Westmark and several other modern hotels with all the expected comforts. For those looking for something a little off the beaten path, options include cozy cabins, private lakeside lodges and rustic wilderness retreats.
It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.
Groups travelling from outside of Canada may be eligible for financial or tax incentives — inquire at time of booking
Whitehorse’s added bonus? With no Provincial Sales Tax (PST) — you begin saving valued meeting dollars as soon as you book your event.
Biggest bang for your meeting buck
-6°C to 7°C
21.2°F to 44.6°F
6°C to 20°C
42.8°F to 68°F
-5°C to 14°C
23°F to 57.2°F
-18°C to -9°C
-1°F to 15.8°F
The Convention Bureau offered a wide variety of venues and activities tailored to the diverse interests of our group. Our delegates, representing members of the building supply industry, came from all regions of Canada and were totally blown away by the spectacular scenery, the midnight sun, and the hospitality of Yukon.
Western Retail Lumber Association
It’s a great pleasure to be back in Whitehorse again. The Whitehorse organizing committee continues to wow the ISF each time they host a world championship. We look forward to coming back again in the future.
International Softball Federation
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