Takhini Hot Springs are an easy road trip from Whitehorse but make it even more worth while by making the most of your limited mileage on that rental car by adding a few more stops on the way: Yukon Wildlife Preserve (same road), Miles Canyon Suspension Bridge... and DEFINITELY drop a few bucks at Cafe Balzam while you're at Takhini Hot Springs - the crepes are incredible
I had an extra few hours with my rental car in Whitehorse and someone suggested I drive here to buy a cinnamon bun. I wasn't prepared for the size - these are ENORMOUS cinnamon buns! Seriously, I couldn't believe how huge they were when I stopped in to buy one. I thought that the gentleman was joking when he said that they were $10 each, but they are WELL worth it!! Absolutely delicious.
We went a week before the Sturgis rally and it was PACKED with bikes (super cool to see). However, they don't do the shootouts during the week leading up to the rally and during the rally, and I would have loved to have seen those. This is a pretty, quaint little place to spend some time, stop at a Saloon or two for some beers and food, and check out some of the other touristy places close by! If you're a fan of Sloonshine there's a gas station in town that sells it.
I think that this place is worth going to once just to experience it. I went a couple of times and then started to figure things out so that took the fun out of it. Kids LOVE it!
The food was fantastic, the atmosphere great, the waitress extremely friendly. We sat in the back without knowing that we had arrived just in time to get a few bevvies and food and then be treated to a show! So much fun!
This is a beautiful spot to stop and take a walk. It's very inexpensive to get in and the gift shop guy is extremely friendly and knowledgeable!
This is a pretty unique experience and we found it worth the money. We had wolves walk right in front of us and alongside the car and were very close to many other animals that we normally wouldn't be able to see up close like that!
It's still under construction and will be for who knows how long but it is so worth going to, watching the movie, learning the incredible history on it. I had read a review somewhere that suggested going in the evening and staying for the laser light show so I planned for that, but didn't allow myself enough time to really take in everything in the visitors centre! I would say give yourself a good two hours for that, and then plan on staying for the light show (bring a blanket or chair to sit on). It's cool, and a very unique experience.
Definitely worth the stop but make sure you get out of your car and go inside. Take the time to watch the little movie with the history of it - incredible!!
I stopped in here on a road trip years ago and thought it was pretty neat. Stopped in again last summer on another road trip with my boyfriend because I told him that he "HAD to stop in to see it" and honestly I think we could have happily bypassed it. Skip this and go to the Corn Palace instead :)