Please note that if you wish to physically follow the race, check out information in our Volunteer Section. (Link to Volunteer Page)
The Yukon Quest dog sled trail follows historic Gold Rush and Mail Delivery routes from the turn of the 20th Century.
WHITEHORSE TO BRAEBURN (100 miles/ 161 km)
Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory, the Yukon’s capital city is the starting point of the race (First Avenue). The Yukon River runs through Whitehorse’s downtown core. Whitehorse is home to the Ta’an Kwäch’än and Kwanlin Dun First Nations. The city was long a staging point for shipping and transportation to the goldfields of the Klondike.
This portion of the trail runs on the Old Dawson Trail, today part of the Trans Canada Trail. Teams can be seen following the trail under the Takhini River bridge, at kilometre 4.5 of the North Klondike Highway (Mayo Road).