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 (wīt′hôrs′, hwīt′-)
The capital and largest city of Yukon Territory, Canada, in the southern part of the territory on the Yukon River. It was an important trading center during the Klondike gold rush (1897-1898) and has been the territorial capital since 1953.


(Placename) a town in NW Canada: capital of the Yukon Territory. Pop: 27 889 (2013)


(ˈʰwaɪtˌhɔrs, ˈwaɪt-)

capital of the Yukon Territory, in NW Canada. 15,199.
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Noun1.Whitehorse - the provincial capital of the Yukon TerritoryWhitehorse - the provincial capital of the Yukon Territory
Yukon Territory, Yukon - a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s
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Governor General David Johnston was in Whitehorse from July 6 to 8 for the Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.
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I was an art teacher there from 1974 to 1984 before I moved to Whitehorse, Yukon.
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Army De Havillands flying from New York via Edmonton and Whitehorse to Nome, Alaska, in 1920.
Jay Carvell, WhiteHorse Finance's Chief Executive Officer commented, "We were extremely pleased to have raised over $100 million in the Company's IPO in December 2012.
The meeting with Duncan took place in Whitehorse before a Conservative Party fundraiser attended by Prime Minister Harper on C/TFN territory.
Believe it or not - this was in the 1960s - we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse," The Globe and Mail quoted Palin, as having said.
Air Canada inaugurated two new non-stop daily services from Calgary, to Whitehorse, Yukon, and London, Ontario, on 1 June.