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Whitehorse

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.

 

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

830

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

8,217 sq m | 88,450 sq ft

Conference Centre

840 sq m | 9,039 sq ft |
500 Gala

Biggest hotel ballroom

840 sq m | 9,039 sq ft |
500 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Yukon Convention Bureau

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Pacific Time Zone

Current Time

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

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

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

Planning Essentials

Get a good night’s rest

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.

Stretch your budget in Canada

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.

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

October to April is the greatest value season

May to September offers the widest variety of activities

Weather

Spring

-6°C to 7°C

21.2°F to 44.6°F

Summer

6°C to 20°C

42.8°F to 68°F

Fall

-5°C to 14°C

23°F to 57.2°F

Winter

-18°C to -9°C

-1°F to 15.8°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit