Occasionally, people will ask me why I’m here. They don’t mean I should leave– only what it is that keeps me here. It’s good to think about why you live in the place you do. You can always say that work brought you here, or love, or you were raised here, or it’s all you know… but I can’t say any of these… so I start thinking about why Whitehorse is the perfect city.
Whitehorse has some very unique qualities. In a nutshell: It functions as both the capital and largest city of our territory, while maintaining many characteristics of a small town. It has the cultural capital of a city 10 to 20 times its size, compressed in a small area, as it is home to a surprisingly large number of artsy folk–musicians, artists, writers and our ilk. Whitehorse is drenched in pivotal and interesting history. Finally it is surrounded by extensive wilderness that affords outdoor enthusiasts a vast playground, and keeps folks green-minded. Continue reading