Frantic Follies is one of many vaudeville revues along the route north to Alaska that is styled on the stage shows that entertained stampeders back in the days of the Klondike gold rush. The Follies are performed nightly at the Westmark Whitehorse (201 Wood St., 867/668-2042, May–mid-Sept. nightly at 8:30 p.m., adult $24, child $10).
Whitehorse  has no lack of rowdy bars and none are as popular as “The Cap” (in the Capital Hotel, 103 Main St., 867/667-2565)— although renovated it’s still music central for Whitehorse, with rock bands seven nights a week.
Yukon Brewing Company (102 Copper Rd., 867/668-4183) is the only brewery in the territory. Free tours (with samples) are offered daily at 2 p.m. and a gift shop is open daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m. These brews are available throughout Canada, but they are also available on tap throughout Whitehorse.
One of the Yukon ’s biggest events is the Yukon Quest  (867/668-4711, www.yukonquest.com ) a 1,600-kilometer (1,000-mile) dog-mushing race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks held each February.
As the race is winding down, Whitehorse spins into action with the Frostbite Music Festival (www.frostbitefest.ca ), featuring an eclectic mix of concerts, dances, and workshops highlighting Canada’s thriving independent music industry.
The summer solstice (June 21) is celebrated with a Midnight Sun Golf Tournament at Mountainview Golf Course (867/633-6020).
The Yukon International Storytelling Festival (www.storytelling.yk.net ) attracts storytellers from around the world who combine their words with music and dance. The venue is the Yukon Arts Centre (300 College Dr., 867/667-8574), which hosts events year-round.