camping at caribou rv park in whitehorse

Remember that time we drove the entirety of the AlCan Highway to get to our new home at Fort Wainwright, Alaska? It’s hard to believe that was over five months ago because that entire trip honestly feels like a lifetime ago. But it did happen. We did it. We experienced a full cross-country roadtrip, then we even hopped over the border and explored some of Canada along the way. One of our favorite stops was towards the end of our trip though when we spent a night camping at Caribou RV Park in Whitehorse.

Camping in Whitehorse, YT

This trip was our first time ever in the Yukon Territory (YT), and let me just tell you – it’s out there – but in the best possible way. We didn’t have cell service for much of the trip and relied primarily on our long-range walkie talkies to communicate along the way. So, when we picked our stopping points, we did so at the hotels/campgrounds along the way to utilize free WiFi to stay connected whenever possible.

We knew we’d be stopping in Whitehorse, YT, so we did a cursory search of the  best Whitehorse campgrounds. If you remember, we were tent camping, so we needed a spot that offered both tent camping and amenities, if possible. We were trying to avoid dispersed camping here along the way because we had so many moving pieces (two cats, three young kids, the dog, etc.). The top-rated campgrounds in Whitehorse included the following:

  • Caribou RV Park
  • Wheaton River Wilderness Retreat
  • Hi Country RV Park
  • Yukon Pines Cabins

Obviously, we opted for Caribou RV Park, and it was honestly one of our favorite stops along the way!

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Why We Chose Caribou RV Park in Whitehorse

We were open to either staying in a cabin or in a tent site, and it was kind of just decided for us because the cabins were full. So, we booked a tent site online the night prior for CA $28, which was also one of the most affordable during the entire trek – second only to our night dispersed camping.

All tent sites at Caribou RV Park had fire pits and are located in the dense forest areas, set apart from the RV slips. We loved that our tent site was near the walking path towards the back of the property, but it was also walkable to the shower house and the check-in area/shop. Best of all, it was pet-friendly and located just off the highway, so we could head right back out the next morning.

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What We Loved About Caribou RV Park

Campsites can be kind of hit or miss when it comes to amenities, but Caribou RV Park had most of those comforts of home whilst on the road. The showers and toilets were cleaned regularly, and it wasn’t sketchy taking the kids to shower quickly in the morning. We also took advantage of the little shop to get a few treats for the kids for dessert. Our rate also included the following:

  • 500MB free WiFi per day
  • Fresh spring water pump
  • Unlimited hot showers
  • Hot water dishwashing stations
  • Laundry onsite

Let me just tell you; the laundry alone was worth it. We were able to draw some Canadian dollars and do two quick loads of laundry, which was an absolute lifesaver. The kids loved playing on the trampoline onsite, as well as with some of the kids’ toys. We did have a massive thunderstorm that knocked out the power for about two hours, but their generator kept the essentials going, which was perfect. Worth noting is the fact that we comfortably fit two tents on our tent site, and the owners had no issue with it, which was great. We also parked right next to the tents, so the cats slept comfortably in the car for the night.

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Tips for Camping at Caribou RV Park in Whitehorse

Address: Alaska Hwy, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 7A1, Canada

Price (in Canadian Dollars): Tent sites – from $28; Unserviced RV – from $38; Serviced RV – from $44, Cabins – from $75

Amenities: Hot water dishwashing, fire pits, RV hookups in select sites, onsite dumping, hot showers and toilets, popcorn machine, social area

Things to Note: We were not able to use the fire pits due to the wildfires and the subsequent burn ban. We could, however, use our tabletop grill. Plan accordingly!