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Discover the Yukon with a Whitehorse car rental 

Pick up your Whitehorse Airport car rental and discover a unique blend of untouched wilderness and native heritage in the Yukon Territory. The largest city in Northern Canada and an important travel hub, Whitehorse sits along the Yukon River and is surrounded by mountains. Its spectacular combination of incredible scenery, rich tradition, and abundant wildlife make it a one-of-a-kind destination. Secure a Whitehorse rental car deal today and get planning your trip to one of Canada’s most fascinating cities.  

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Picking up your car rental in Whitehorse

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY) has one small terminal with standard services linking you to other cities across Canada, including Halifax, Victoria, Toronto, and Edmonton. The airport offers limited food and shopping options, but you will find free charging stations in the main passenger waiting room and free WiFi throughout the terminal.

Once you’ve collected your luggage, the car rental desks are located on-site in the arrivals area near the baggage claim. You may also avail of the free pick up service from car rental companies in nearby locations if you wish to rent a vehicle from downtown.

A lake, forest and mountains in Whitehorse.

Finding your way around with a Whitehorse car rental 

Keep these driving tips in mind when you pick up your Whitehorse Airport car rental.  

  • Downtown Whitehorse is an 8-minute drive from the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. As you leave the airport on Barkley Grove Crescent, prepare to take a slight right onto Norseman Road. Get on the YT-2 N/Yukon W, and stay on it for 2 kilometres until you reach Two Mile Hill Road and turn right. After 1.7 kilometres, take a left onto 2nd Ave which will take you right downtown. 
  • Whitehorse is a fairly small city to navigate but its position amongst the wilderness adds other challenges, such as roaming wildlife outside the city, and inclement weather. Check local forecasts and road closures before setting off on any rental cars Whitehorse road trips.  
  • Downtown Whitehorse has a range of short-term and metered public parking options in the downtown core, at varying rates starting at CA$1/hour. Meters accept quarters, one and two-dollar coins. Parking meters are in effect Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. All other on-street parking is free all day unless otherwise designated. Parking in Steele Street parkades is free on weekends.  

Things to see and do with a car rental in Whitehorse  

SS Klondike National Historic Site

A relic of the Gold Rush, the restored and refitted stern wheeler holds a wealth of history about the region. Get on a guided tour to learn more about what made this mode of transportation so important to the area’s development.  

Seasonal delights

Summer’s long days are perfect for hiking in the mountains and swimming in the Yukon River, while winter offers incredible opportunities to see the Northern Lights and play in the snow. The Yukon is home to Canada’s highest mountain peak—Mount Logan—as well as incredible glaciers. 

Sightseeing road trip

The journey along the Dempster Highway is unmissable with a Whitehorse car rental, featuring historic gold mining locations, wildlife such as bears and moose, and untouched forest stretching as far as the eye can see.

Explore the parks

Beautiful parks, including Kluane, Tombstone, Herschel Island and Chilkoot provide endless opportunities for sightseeing and adventurous activities such as hiking, paddling and rafting.

Aurora Borealis happening in the sky above Whitehorse.

Top tips for Whitehorse car rental

  • The mountain roads in the Yukon can be steep and winding. If you plan to do a lot of outdoor exploring, consider a large vehicle or SUV.
  • There is a limited fleet of vehicles available in Whitehorse, so it is best to book as far in advance as possible to get the best deal and the car rental you want.  
  • Most Whitehorse car rentals only offer limited mileage. Check the specs on each listing to ensure you know the cost of additional mileage. 
  • If you’re not sure what vehicle to rent for your trip to Whitehorse, visit our customer reviews page to get some guidance from fellow travellers.  

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Car rentals Whitehorse: Frequently asked questions

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How much does it cost to rent a car in Whitehorse? 

The price of renting a car in Whitehorse may vary depending on supply, demand, and other factors such as location, drop off/pick up dates, car types, and availability of rental vehicles.

For the most up-to-date quotes, type your desired dates into the search tool at the top of this page and instantly find and compare deals from multiple car rental companies.  When you are ready to book your Whitehorse rental car, you may also key in your discount code upon checkout to save more money.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Whitehorse? 

Looking for the cheapest deals? The cheapest car rental agency in Whitehorse can change, so it is best to compare up-to-the-minute prices using the search tool at the top of this page. However, you can usually expect Fox car rental Whitehorse to have consistently low rates.

Can I rent a car from Whitehorse Intl. Airport (YXY)? 

If you are 21 years or older, have a full and valid license, and have a credit card in your name, you should be able to rent a car from one of the brands operating at Whitehorse Airport.

What is the most popular rental car in Whitehorse? 

The most popular rental cars in Whitehorse are SUVs like the Kia Sportage, Ford Escape, and Ford Edge.

How old do I have to be to book a Whitehorse car rental? 

You must be at least 21 years old to book a car rental in Whitehose, and drivers under the age of 25 will likely incur a young drivers surcharge. 

Can you take a rental car across the border? 

Do you want to visit the USA in your rental car and explore cities such as Anchorage or Fairbanks? Our partnered suppliers have different rental policies with regard to border crossings. Read the terms on the Whitehorse car rental listings when comparing vehicles on the search results page, and if you’re not sure, contact the pick up depot directly to ensure your travel plans are in line with the rental company’s border-crossing rules. 

Is it possible to book one way from Whitehorse, YT? 

If you wish to book a one-way rental from Whitehorse, uncheck the ‘Return car to same location’ box in the search form and type in your desired destination. This will tell you if your chosen route is eligible for a one-way drop-off, as well as the cost of the one-way booking. If you would like to make a special one-way booking request, contact your chosen rental car Whitehorse Airport provider directly.  

Is it possible to book one way from Whitehorse, YT? 

If you wish to book a one-way rental from Whitehorse, uncheck the ‘Return car to same location’ box in the search form and type in your desired destination. This will tell you if your chosen route is eligible for a one-way drop-off, as well as the cost of the one-way booking. If you would like to make a special one-way booking request, contact your chosen rental car Whitehorse Airport provider directly.  

Are there car rentals with unlimited mileage? 

Most Whitehorse car rentals have limited mileage included in the agreement, so it is best to check the specific terms of each car rental listing and how many miles are included when comparing cars on the search results page. When in doubt, contact the pick up depot directly.

What do I need to bring when I collect my car rentals in Whitehorse? 

When picking up your Whitehorse car hire, you will need your driver's license, a second form of ID, and a credit card. Any additional drivers will also need to present a driver’s license. Don't forget to review your rental agreement before going on your Whitehorse Yukon trip.

Which car rental companies in Whitehorse, Yukon have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Most of the major Whitehorse car rental companies have updated their health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected. These suppliers include Avis, Europcar, Budget, and Thrifty.