Food is generally more expensive in Whitehorse than in the provinces, and this goes for wine, as well. Be happy you didn't come during the Gold Rush, when a meal of beans, stewed apples, bread, and coffee could cost $5 -- the equivalent of as much as C$125 today!

Whitehorse is going through a coffeehouse craze, which is great for travelers wanting lattes, pastries, and inexpensive lunches. Backerei (100 Main St.; tel. 867/633-6299) has an alternative feel, with home-baked breads, and soups and salads for lunch. For straight-up Yukon java, go to Midnight Sun Coffee Roastery (4168-C 4th Ave.; tel. 867/633-4563), a bohemian hangout specializing in fresh-roasted coffees -- made in an antique roaster on the premises -- as well as freshly baked muffins, croissants, cookies, pastries, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Whitehorse is lucky to have an excellent local brewery, the Yukon Brewing Company, which makes "beer worth freezing for." It's available on draft at most bars and restaurants. Unfortunately, there's no brewpub, but if you enjoy the ales, consider a tour of the brewery at 102 Copper Rd. (tel. 867/668-4183).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.