Trails

There is an estimated 150 km of trails of city-wide significance and at least 700 km of local and neighbourhood trails used by Whitehorse residents. The trail network is designed to link neighbourhoods, provide access to the surrounding hinterland and facilitate public movement about the community. An integrated trail system provides a range of recreation and transportation benefits.

Did you know that the City has approximately 33.9 kilometres of trails per 1,000 residents? The Canadian average is 0.9 km per 1,000 residents!

  • Leave no trace: Pack out what you pack in.
  • Share the paths and trails: Bikes yield to pedestrians. Downhill yields to uphill.
  • Mind your pets: Pick up dog waste and keep your four-legged friends under control.
  • Be prepared: Tell someone where you are going when you head out on the trails.
  • Be a good trail steward: Pass politely and say “Hi!”
  • When using City trails, please remember that:
    • No person shall drive an automobile on a City trail unless it was developed, designated and approved for such a purpose;
    • No person shall make ruts or displace vegetation from its place of growth;
    • ATV operations on City trails and open spaces are restricted from November 1 to March 31 of every year;
    • Snowmobile operators, please check out our rider requirements and stay safe this season!

The City of Whitehorse Trail Plan 2020 was adopted by City Council in December 2020. The Trail Plan identifies priorities to direct the City in future trails-related initiatives, policies and actions over the next 10 years.