The historic Edgewater Hotel in Whitehorse began its life as the Windsor Hotel during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890’s. It was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1905 destroyed much of the Whitehorse downtown core. The new hotel, named the White Pass Hotel, served the city during World War II, the building of the Alaska Highway in 1942 and the end of the Steamboat era in the 1950’s. Another fire, on Christmas Day 1961, led to another rebuilding, this time as the Edgewater Hotel, the name under which it has operated to this day.
The hotel is now owned and operated by Northern Vision Development. After a substantial renovation, the doors were re-opened on April 18, 2017. The property’s 33 fully appointed guest rooms (9 rooms have two beds) have all been upgraded and provide upscale accommodation in Whitehorse.
New features of the upgraded guest rooms include:
- Guest-controlled heat and air conditioning in every room
- Contemporary furniture, industry-leading sound proofing and new flooring throughout
- New washrooms in all suites, featuring fully tiled showers & tubs with glass doors (4 rooms have a combined shower/tub; 29 rooms are shower only)
- High quality Springwall and Sealy pillow-top mattresses
- Upgraded high quality Northern Feather bed linens including hypo-allergenic and pillow firmness options available on request
- Eden Textiles Opulence super-soft bathroom linens
- Large fridge with freezer
- Expanded and upgraded electrical, including convenient bedside USB and charging stations
- HD digital cable service and flat screen televisions
- Yukon First Nations’ culture and Yukon’s mining industry are celebrated in the art theming and photographs throughout the hotel and guest rooms
In addition, hotel guests will now have access to the following services:
- Free 100 Mbps Internet service
- 250 Aeroplan® Miles per stay
- Evening turn-down service
- Seasonal Concierge Service
The Edgewater offers free airport shuttle service, Fitness Centre access and business services.
The hotel offers a range of accommodations that includes third-floor suites with full kitchens or kitchenettes. All rooms have windows that can be opened so guests can enjoy the fresh Yukon air – the freshest in the world according to a World Health Organization study in 2011! In addition, each room has a microwave and coffee maker for guest convenience.
Located on Main Street, across the road from the legendary Yukon River and White Pass Railway Station building, the hotel is convenient to all Whitehorse attractions. Guests have easy access to the Whitehorse Waterfront with its walking and biking trails and green spaces. Several restaurants and coffee shops are within one block. The hotel is also home to Tonimoes restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Edgewater Hotel offers Travel Trade discounts and Tour Operator NET rates plus add-on meal plans. Please contact the hotel directly for more information.