A view on Whitehorse Downtown

Whitehorse, at dusk. (right before the "mosquito time")

This city is above the 60° north, and as such, there are extremes in the amount of sunshine hours it receives in the summer and in the winter. This particular 360 was taken at around  22:00 local time, in the middle of august. But the light conditions will quicly change, and at the winter solstice, residents of Whitehorse will get less than 6 hours of daily sunlight. That means they will most likely spend their time developing "natural night vision goggles" skills, but then summer comes again, and all is lost.

With around 25 000 inhabitants, there are plenty of cultural events held during the summer months, lots of tourists (many of them from Germany, go figure why, if somebody finds out let me know), but also many visitors come from the northern parts of the americas (probably looking forward to encounter a bear until they see one, and then they freak out, it's important to know how to react before it happens, if you go on a tour, inform yourself, for your safety and the safety of the bears). 

If you are from BC or Alaska and are planning to visit Whitehorse, you won't get lost: unless you're trying to reach the city by foot, by canoe, by train, or plane, there is only one highway that will lead you to your destination. And it was built by the US army, during WWII, so it's bulletproof (just for the record, it is NOT really bulletproof, although it can withstand some serious quatities of snow).

Also, bring warm clothes. 

Copyright: Igor Krucko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13624x6812
Taken: 06/09/2012
Uploaded: 06/09/2012
Updated: 09/10/2014


Tags: whitehorse; yukon; downtown; gold; rush; klondike; chilkoot; trail; nugget
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