Miles Canyon: a Smartphone Audio Nature Tour

Miles Canyon: a Smartphone Audio Nature Tour

Listen to a nature guide through your smartphone as you hike the incredible Miles Canyon! The tour will take you on the Lower Canyon City Trail to a historic settlement called Canyon City.

On this 4 km (return) tour, you'll hear about the Yukon River, the formation of Miles Canyon, local plants and wildlife, and some Gold Rush history.

Highlights include the views of Grey Mountain, tales of Canyon City, stories of famous Yukoners and more!

The tour also comes with a fun location-based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and guess the answer.

Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, guide commentary will automatically play!

Getting started is easy, just book the tour, download the app and go. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.

*** Not accessible for everyone due to moderately steep sections, roots, etc. Check trail conditions first. Closed October to May.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Miles Canyon Road, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada

Welcome to Miles Canyon! This is one of the most popular places to visit in Whitehorse. This tour will take you on the Lower Canyon City Trail to a historic settlement site called Canyon City.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6C+MCG Whitehorse, YT, Canada

FIREWEED. If you are hiking around Miles Canyon in summer, you will likely see lots of wildflowers on your hike.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6C+Q9R Whitehorse, YT, Canada

ROBERT LOWE SUSPENSION BRIDGE. Welcome to the Robert Lowe suspension bridge! Built in 1922, the bridge stretches 85 feet across the narrowest part of Miles Canyon.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6C+V9M Whitehorse, YT, Canada

THE YUKON RIVER: Look down at the water. This is the mighty Yukon River. At 3,190 kilometers, it's the third-longest river in North America and one of the...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX7C+57X Whitehorse, YT, Canada

AQUATIC BIRDS & OTHER WILDLIFE: Here Miles Canyon opens into a wider, bowl shaped area. The water slows down and pools here, making it a good spot to see water birds.
Many different kinds of waterfowl, such as...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6F+5P5 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

EVIDENCE OF BEAVER ACTIVITY: If you stop for a second and take a good look around, see if you can spot any evidence of beavers in this area. Do you see any tree stumps that have been...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6G+2MC Whitehorse, YT, Canada

LOCAL BIRDS: As you can tell, you are walking in a very wild place! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.
One of the most common birds you may see is the raven. Ravens are huge, entirely black birds that can be huge! They can be...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5J+RHC Whitehorse, YT, Canada

YUKON TREES: If you stop and take a good look around, you'll notice just a few trees. You may notice that most of the trees you see are evergreens, meaning they are the type of tree that...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5P+H29 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

GREY MOUNTAIN: Looking straight ahead, you can now get a good view of Grey Mountain. This mountain is an important landmark for the city of Whitehorse, as it is the closest mountain to...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5X+643 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

CANYON CITY: Welcome to Canyon City! Believe it or not, during the Klondike Gold Rush, this was once a bustling settlement.

In 1897, a young entrepreneur named Norman Macaulay realized there was...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5X+C77 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

REMNANTS OF THE CITY: As you can see, not much is left of Canyon City today. In 1900, the White Pass Railway was finished, ending at Whitehorse.

The rail company purchased Macaulay's tramway, wanting to have ...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5W+6P2 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

FIRST NATIONS: Miles Canyon and the Whitehorse area is part of the traditional lands of the Ta’an Kwäch’än and Kwanlin Dun First Nations. Many of these people speak the Southern Tutchone language.
“Kwanlin” is the...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5R+4XG Whitehorse, YT, Canada

END OF THE GOLD RUSH & BEYOND: The discovery of gold in Bonanza Creek in 1896 led to the Klondike Gold Rush, which greatly shaped the history of the Yukon.

The town of Dawson, established soon after the discovery of gold, grew to...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5Q+J8Q Whitehorse, YT, Canada

STERNWHEELERS: If you've visited downtown Whitehorse, you've probably noticed the large boat resting on the banks of the Yukon river. This type of boat is called a sternwheeler, which...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5M+R46 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

FAMOUS YUKONERS: In 1897, 21-year-old Californian Jack London decided to try to strike it rich in the Klondike. Wanting to save time on his route up, he chose to navigate through the dangerous Miles Canyon and White Horse Rapids, instead of....

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX5G+VV4 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

PLANTS YOU MAY FIND: Fireweed isn't the only plant you may find on your hike. The Yukon is home to many beautiful wildflowers.
If you are hiking this trail in late April or early May, some of the first flowers to appear are...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6C+HQ3 Whitehorse, YT, Canada

LAVA FLOW: If you look to the walls of the canyon, you'll notice the dark colour. The walls are made of basalt, which is a type of igneous rock. Igneous means that the rock was formed from hardened lava.
An ancient lava flow from...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6C+VJQ Whitehorse, YT, Canada

YUKON RIVER BOATING: Since the Yukon now has roads all throughout the territory, it is no longer necessary to travel by boat. However, tourists and locals still enjoy paddling the Yukon river for its adventure and scenery.
A canoe and kayak race, called...

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: MX6C+PCR Whitehorse, YT, Canada

AVIATION: You may have noticed airplanes flying overhead during your hike. Miles Canyon is on the flight path for both the Whitehorse International Airport and the Schwatka Lake float plane base.
The Yukon has a....

Duration: 5 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"This is a self-guided tour so you will use your own smartphone & headphone (optional). Please abide by all federal and territorial health rules & recommendations."

Hora de Inicio: Miles Canyon, Whitehorse
8/14/2020 - 12/27/2023
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duración: 2 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Miles Canyon, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6L4, Canada

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hands free (audio plays automatically)
  • Customer Service via Phone & Email
  • Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS
  • Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)
  • Enjoy the tour anytime, not just on your booking date with Tripvia...
  • Live GPS map shows route & your location
  • No time constraints, take as long as you like to complete the tour

No Incluye

  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Headphones (optional - audio will play from device speaker too)


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