Crowning White Horse Hill is an Iron Age hillfort known as Uffington Castle.A simple design of one rampart and ditch, the castle at 860 feet (262m) above sea level forms the highest point in Oxfordshire, with views for miles around over six counties. These date from the Neolithic period and have been reused up to the Saxon age.Because of the city's location in the Whitehorse valley, the climate is milder than comparable northern communities such as Yellowknife.Archeological research south of the downtown area, at a location known as Canyon City, has revealed evidence of use by First Nations for several thousand years.Whitehorse's downtown and Riverdale areas occupy both shores of the Yukon River, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering Sea in Alaska.The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed.) is the capital, largest, and only city of Yukon and the largest city in northern Canada.
The WYRC and its members are highly valued by Council and is viewed as a really important tool for bridging the gap between young people and local government.
The discovery of gold in the Klondike in August, 1896, by Skookum Jim, Tagish Charlie and George Washington Carmack set off a major change in the historical patterns of the region.
Early prospectors used the Chilkoot Pass, but by July 1897, crowds of neophyte stampeders had arrived via steamship and were camping at "White Horse".
Young people and their families in Whitehorse can access the following services and programs.
For specific resources and support options for parents, please visit the Parenting Information Resources page. Youth Conne Xions is Council's youth information, support and referral centre based at Centre Box Hill shopping centre.