These natural hot springs are filled with mineral water at 47 degrees Celsius, providing a warm welcome to relax in the beautiful Whitehouse wilderness. The hot pools emanate a warm fog into the often chilly air, beckoning for a dip. Two slightly different temperatures are kept, allowing for both a hotter and a cooler side of the springs.
Outside of a soak in the hot springs, there are 300 acres of scenic natural beauty surrounding, with hiking and biking trails in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. In operation for more than 100 years, it’s one of the most visited sites in the Yukon.
Moose, lynx, elk, mountain goats, and more are often seen in the wilderness nearby. It is even possible to view the Northern Lights from the pools. Many combine a day in the wilderness with an evening soak in the hot springs.
You can find the hot springs just outside Whitehorse, Yukon. It’s about a thirty-minute drive from the nearby town, and there is a small campgrounds and hostel on site (advance reservations recommended if you plan to camp.) The springs are open year-round, though hours vary in the summer and winter seasons. Children are welcome though prohibited from swimming when it’s dark out.