Whitehorse offers an extensive network of multi-use roads and trails for walking, cycling, and other micro-mobility ways of getting to, from, and around Whitehorse.
Multi-use pathways, including the Robert Campbell Bridge in Riverdale, are designed to be shared respectfully by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
On this site, you will find information to help you get up, get out, and get moving using healthy and low carbon emissions alternatives like walking, cycling, taking transit, and carpooling.
The proposed Transportation Master Plan has a vision for a safe, equitable, sustainable transportation network for all ages, abilities, incomes, and seasons. To learn more, please visit: EngageWhitehorse.ca/tmp
Whitehorse has dedicated bike lanes, roads with wide shoulders and multi-use trails along the Yukon River, Two Mile Hill, and Hamilton Boulevard that form the main cycling routes.
The Commuter Cycling Map highlights the routes in Whitehorse that are within approximately 7 km of Downtown, and can be used to plan the best routes. The recommended on-street routes have either wide shoulders or bike-lanes – cyclists should be aware that traffic speeds on the Alaska Highway can be 90 km/hr. There are several off-street routes that are multi-use; always stay on the right of the path and pass other users with caution and respect.
For more information on off-street routes and trail maps, please visit our Trails page.
If you can’t bike or walk, consider taking public transit or carpooling to get in and around the community. For more information, visit our Transit Maps page to plan your trip, or the Yukon Rideshare Program to connect with rides.
As a pedestrian or cyclist, you are vulnerable road users. Protect yourself from the risk of injury. Here are some road and off-road tips:
- Use open pathways only
- Pedestrians should use sidewalks whenever possible
- Cyclists should stay off of sidewalks
- Always stay on the right of pathways
- Use and pass on pathways in a safe, controlled, and courteous manner:
- Cyclists advise pedestrians that they are passing (using a bell or calling out “passing on your left/right”) and yield to pedestrians
- Pedestrians control their dogs and are aware of, and make room for cyclists
- Cross at marked intersections such as designated crosswalks or bicycle crossings, and use arterial/collector roads
- Follow traffic signs and signals
- Make eye contact with drivers when crossing in front of vehicles
- Watch for vehicles turning at intersections or entering/exiting driveways and parking lots
- Cyclists should watch for drivers opening doors from parked vehicles
- Plan – stay alert and always be aware of your surroundings
- Be visible by wearing light-coloured clothing with reflective material in the dark and for cyclists, by using front and rear lights in the dark
- Cyclists wear a helmet
- Never scare animals
- Leave no trace
- Follow the Bicycle Bylaw safety requirements – it’s the law
For more information on vulnerable road user safety, visit the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals.
Active Commute Week, June 5 to 9, 2023 has finished.
We’re excited to announce the winners of the school and neighbourhood Active Commute Week challenge!
Congratulations to Christ the King Elementary School for travelling 639 km. Takhini/Yukon University is the neighbourhood winner with an incredible 1,526 km travelled!
Approximately 7,200 km were travelled using active transportation — about the distance from Whitehorse to Oaxaca, Mexico.
Honourable mentions include École Whitehorse Elementary, Golden Horn Elementary, Grey Mountain Primary schools, and the Hillcrest, Copper Ridge, and Raven’s Ridge/Eagles’ Eye neighbourhoods for their energy put into active transportation.
Thank you to our event sponsors Government of Yukon, Yukon Energy and Morrison Hershfield.
Thank you to everyone who participated in using active transportation during the week. We hope it inspires the community to choose alternative modes of transportation instead of driving solo.
See you next year on June 3 to 7, 2024.
Learn more at activecommutewhitehorse.ca
- Bicycle Bylaw
- E-Bike Regulation Bylaw
- Maintenance Bylaw
- Road Closure Construction and Storage Bylaw
- Skateboard Bylaw
- Traffic Bylaw
- Snow and Ice Control Policy
- Trail Development Policy
- Trail Maintenance Policy
- Transportation Maintenance Policy
- Use of City Parks and Paved Trails Policy