Established in 1898, Whitehorse is the capital and largest city in the province of Yukon in Canada. With its great resemblance to a white horse’s mane, the city name was said to be derived from the White Horse Rapids in the Yukon River. Also, it is known as “The Wilderness City” with a motto of “Our People, Our Strength”.
Tourists from all over the world will surely have a good time in the metropolitan’s various attractions and sceneries. Among them are the Miles Canyon, SS Klondike sternwheeler, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Takhini Hot Springs and the Whitehorse Fish Ladder and Dam considered as the longest Fish Ladder in the world. Hiking, kayaking, and canoeing are also favourite recreations of both locals and travellers alike.
Major employers, however, are in the sectors of Transportation, health care, educational, and public services. Among the companies and universities included in these sectors are Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, Air North, Alaska Highway, Yukon Energy Corporation, White Horse General Hospital, Yukon Hospital Corporation, City of Whitehorse Fire Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Yukon College. The telecommunication industry also provides careers for many individuals, among the major employers are the CBC Television and the NorwestTel.