Best Western Gold Rush Inn

411 Main Street, Whitehorse, BC Y1A 2B6
Phone: +1 867-668-4500   |   Fax: 867/668-7432   |   99 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

This historic Whitehorse hotel offers excellent guest service and enjoys a central location close to attractions and shopping. The Best Western Gold Rush Inn is 100% non-smoking and features the Aveda approved Elements Hair Studio and Day Spa.

Our guestrooms come complete with complimentary high-speed wireless internet, mini refrigerators, and microwaves. Also complimentary, our airport shuttle service runs during all regularly scheduled incoming and outgoing flights.

Try a local brew and live music in the famous Gold Pan Saloon rated one of the Best Bars Across Canada by the Globe and Mail.

Ready to see the city and enjoys its colorful history and nightlife? Just head outside to enjoy beautiful Yukon Territory scenery and indulge in outdoor adventure - like dog sledding, horseback riding, fishing, skiing, hiking the Chilkoot Trail and canoeing down the infamous Yukon River. If you want to see the sights, there's the S.S. Klondike, Old Log Church Museum, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Kluane National Park and the Alaskan Highway nearby, along with the Northern Lights at night.

Business travelers will enjoy staying at this premier business hotel in Whitehorse as it is close to all the major businesses and government offices. We also offer modern and professional meeting and conference services.

Make your next Yukon vacation unforgettable.

Please note that we are currently undergoing property renovations in order to enhance our guest services. We apologize in advance for any interruptions you may experience.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Spa, Elements day spa - holding two spots per day for hotel guests
  • Massage services, operated independently. Make arrangements with hotel.
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat, 24-hour
  • Safe deposit box
  • Business center, Internet kiosk, printing capabilities.
  • Fax services, nominal fee
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Mail services
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Airport car, 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Our airport shuttle is available for every regularly scheduled incoming and outgoing flight. If the flight is between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. please contact property for Charter. Surcharge may apply.
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Inter corridor
  • Multilingual staff English, French, German, Japanese
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Conference services
  • Courier
  • Shipping
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Gold Pan Saloon
  • Free parking

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Conveniently located, the best western gold rush inn in Whitehorse, British Columbia is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 60.718615  /  Latitude: -135.057685


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Alaska Highway. Take the south access to 4th Avenue, turn left and go down to Main Street and turn left again. The Best Western Gold Rush Inn is located on the left-hand side.

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We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Dawson City

Dubbed the Paris of the North, Dawson City is an Old West town in western Yukon near the border with Alaska. Settled in 1896 on the Yukon River, Dawson City hosts eight National Historic Sites of Canada right in town.

Dawson City boasts walking tours, outdoor recreation, cultural spots, and events. Explore the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, set down the Yukon River on the Klondike Spirit paddlewheeler, and be sure to tour the Palace Grand Theatre.

DC also hosts events like the Dawson City International Short Film Festival and Dawson City Music Festival, as well as a stop over on the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. And this being the northwest, be sure to hit the Ridge Road Heritage Trail, or tee off at the Dawson City Golf Course.

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport

Hosting an average of over 30,000 aircraft movements per year, Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY) serves Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Owned an operated by the Government of Yukon, YXY has one terminal building and three runways.

In addition to serving as a major base for water bombers used in forest firefighting efforts, YXY receives service from commercial airlines like Air Canada, Air North, Condor and WestJet.

Kluane National Park & Reserve

Covering over 22,000 squared kilometres, the Kluane National Park & Reserve is located in southwestern Yukon. Established in 1976, Kluane Park is known for hosting Mount Logan in the Saint Elias Mountains – Canada’s highest mountain.

A hotspot for outdoor activity, Kluane offers miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the Alsek Pass, plus rafting the Alsek River, and fishing for rare species like Arctic grayling.

Kluane Park is also part of the Kluane-Wrangell-St. Elias-Glacier Bay-Tatshenshini-Alsek park system – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

MacBride Museum of Yukon History

Yukon adventure starts here! Visit the MacBridge Museum of Yukon History for gold panning and family fun. From gold rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum offers a complete view of the people and events that built Canada’s Yukon. Open all year. Stay close to the museum in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Whitehorse.

Miles Canyon

While visiting the city of Whitehorse in the northern Canadian territory of Yukon, take time to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Schedule time for fun in Miles Canyon, located south of downtown Whitehorse. This protected popular recreation area is included in the Greenbelt Park Reserve, along with Hidden Lakes and Grey Mountain. Lace up comfortable shoes for trekking along the numerous hiking trails and be sure to view the suspension bridge.

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Yukon River, Schwatka Lake and the canyon walls from the Robert E. Lowe suspension bridge. Walk a short distance from the bridge, to capture a picture of the Devil's Punchbowl, rapids that took the lives of rafters during the Klondike Gold Rush. Mountain biking and cross-country skiing are also popular recreational activities near the canyon. Make the most of your time in Whitehorse, by checking into the local Best Western hotel, where exceptional guest amenities await.

Muktuk Adventures

The capital city of Whitehorse, in the northern territory of Yukon, is home to a variety of wonderful museums, activities and attractions. For an unforgettable experience, schedule a visit to Muktuk Adventures, north of downtown Whitehorse. This incredible "preferred national attraction" offers a wonderful variety of sled dog tours and summer tours that include hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting and fishing on the Takhini River.

Since 1995, year-round fun abounds at Muktuk Adventures, a proud recipient of the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Whether you play with the puppies, take a walk with the dogs or learn more about the sport of mushing from one of the interpretive guides, there is plenty of outdoor adventure to be had. Stay close to the action in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Yukon.

Northern Tales Travel Services

The Yukon territory awaits those ready to see it all. What better way to do so, than with Northern Tales Travel Services. The first-class Aurora Borealis viewing tours are one of the more popular tours offered during the winter. Enjoy viewing the spectacular Aurora Borealis from the comfortable Northern Lights Trading Post. Summer tours include photography tours and birding excursions. While in the Whitehorse area, rest comfortably with Best Western hotels.

Old Log Church Museum

Located near downtown Whitehorse, the Old Log Church Museum and Heritage Society takes care to preserve the church's history and historical material. Built in 1900, the church is one of the oldest buildings in Whitehorse.

Throughout the years, the church has served as the center of worship for Whitehorse and has played an important role as the social gathering place for the local community. Today, the church also displays exhibits and artifacts on the relationship of the church with the people of Whitehorse.

S.S. Klondike

Southern Yukon territory visitors looking for a fun day of sight-seeing, have wonderful options in Whitehorse. Touring the historical S.S. Klondike, located on the Yukon River, is a definite must-do. The original S.S. Klondike sternwheeler was built in 1929 and hauled freight between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Once it ran aground in 1936, parts were salvaged by the British-Yukon Navigation Company and the S.S. Klondike II was built.

Klondike II hauled freight in Yukon through the 30s and 40s, until 1950. Once the highway from Whitehorse to Dawson City was built, the sternwheeler was decommissioned. The ship was converted into a cruise ship and remained active for five years, before it was sent to the Whitehorse shipyards. Thankfully, the ship was restored and moved to its current location, in 1966. While in town, stay close to this National Historic Site of Canada and many other city attractions, in a comfortable Best Western guest room.

Schwatka Lake

Schwatka Lake, located near downtown Whitehorse, was created with the daming of the Yukon River. One of the Whitehorse's main power generating sites, the lake is also a popular base for float planing, fishing for the Chinook Salmon during the salmon run, and recreational boating.

Sky High Wilderness Ranch

Ready for fun? While in Whitehorse, visit the Sky High Wilderness Ranch for an authentic Yukon experience. Choose a horseback or dogsled adventure tour, from one hour to all day, for a great time outside. The "Hike with the Huskies" and "Salmon BBQ and Kennel Tour" are great new tours being offered this summer. Kick up feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room after a fun-flled day at the ranch.

Takhini Hot Springs

Relax and take a break while visiting Whitehorse. Stop by the Takhini Hot Springs and for an afternoon of fun at the newly renovated pool complex in this natural odorless hotsprings pool. Enjoy a snack or meal in the licensed cafe, climb the rock wall or try the zip line. The hot springs are open year-round. After soaking in the hot springs, kick up your feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room.

Up North Adventures

Ready for an adventure? Look no further than with award-winning travel outfitters, Up North Adventures. Located in downtown Whitehorse, Up North Adventures offers adventure for every level. Winter adventures include ice fishing and snowmobiling. Summer-time excursions include fishing, hiking and Yukon River trips. The twenty-four hours of sunlight only enhances the experience. Take a break from the action, in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Yukon Artists At Work

Those ready to spend time with creative minds have just the place to go. Visit Whitehorse's own Yukon Artists At Work. Stop by for a wonderful opportunity to see exclusive fine art and craft originals. Take the time to meet these thirty-five renowned artists, from the Yukon territory. Stay close to this incredible attraction, in a local Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

Explore the Ice Age history of the Yukon. Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre to meet Woolly Mammoths and other large extinct animals. Hunt in the spear-throwing range and watch the two films, to learn more about the rich history of Whitehorse and the Yukon territory. Be sure to schedule enough time to partake in a guided tour. The centre is open daily from May to September. Rest comfortably in a Best Western guest room and enjoy excellent guest services.

Yukon Quest

Held every February, the Yukon Quest is a dog sled race held between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse. It its known as the most challenging dog sled race in the world. The route, which follows the historic route of the Klondike Gold Rush, runs along and near the frozen Yukon River.

While Whitehorse is traditionally the starting point of the race, it has also acted as the finishing line for several years.

Yukon Transportation Musem

A Moving Experience. True Yukon stories live at the Yukon Transportation Museum, in Whitehorse. This museum houses a unique collection of artifacts depicting the Gold Rush transportation heritage, the building of the Alaska Highway and unusual modes of travel used in the north. Experience big, impressive modes of transportation—dramatic, authentic, and personal stories of Yukon ingenuity and self-sufficiency. Group tours are welcome and the museum's location is easily accessible from the Klondike Highway. While in town, stay close to the museum and many attractions in town as a guest of Best Western hotels.

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Get in touch with nature, while in the Whitehorse area. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is located 25 minutes north of Whitehorse and offers visitors self-guided walking and skiing tours. The interpretive bus tours are another great way to learn about this wonderful preserve. Schedule plenty of time at the preserve to see the ten major species of northern animals, in their natural habitat. After a fun day outside, check into a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy a wonderful night's rest.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.04 kilometer(s) from Old Log Church Museum
  • 0.10 kilometer(s) from S.S. Klondike
  • 0.10 kilometer(s) from Rotary Peace Park
  • 3.20 kilometer(s) from Yukon Dam
  • 3.20 kilometer(s) from Miles Canyon
  • 3.20 kilometer(s) from Alaska Highway
  • 8.00 kilometer(s) from Yukon Gardens
  • 24.00 kilometer(s) from Tahkini Hot Springs
  • 24.00 kilometer(s) from Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • 48.00 kilometer(s) from Emerald Lake
  • 119 kilometer(s) from Carcross Desert
  • 241 kilometer(s) from White Pass
  • 241 kilometer(s) from Skagway, AK
  • 254 kilometer(s) from Kluane National Park
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Covington , Lee Lane Shopping

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Whitehorse Riding Stables

Nearby Restaurants

  • Gold Pan Saloon, on premises, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,

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