Untapped Opportunity in the Yukon
When googling options for his trailer, Mike from Whitehorse, found Wheel Estate. Initially intrigued as he was familiar with the concept of Airbnb, he investigated further and found the opportunity to make a little extra cash from the site was worth giving it a try. Also, the fact that the company is from Alberta, where Mike is originally from, made him feel a strong local connection and a desire to support this business.
With this process being new to Mike, he found the site’s ease of use incredibly user-friendly. Everything from the dropdown menus that prompt you to consider things you probably wouldn’t have even thought to mention, to the ability to set prices and determine exactly what is and is not included, Mike enjoyed how intuitive and clear the setup process was.
While he is the first to list his trailer in the Yukon and has not participated in any rentals just yet, Mike had some excellent ideas to share on where to go and how to make the best memories in this northern territory for those considering a trip next summer.
“Most campgrounds in the Yukon are run by the government so they have an incredibly economical price tag. For us residents, we only have to pay $50 a year and can camp at all the sites. And for those not from the area, it’s a mere $12 per night. Everyone up here has a trailer so it’s a great opportunity for us to get out camping with our family and friends.”
One campground that Mike suggests is a mere 40 minutes from town. It’s called Marsh Lake and it is perfect for families that want to get out boating and spend time on the beaches. It’s a popular spot in the summer and has just shy of 60 campsites. Another opportunity for those that want a bit more of the outdoorsy option is Pine Lake. A large lake with close access to the mountains, this spot is great for hiking. The campground also has a small sandy beach, interpretive walking trail, fire pits for communal gathering and more. And for those willing to travel a little further, two hours from Whitehorse lies Million Dollar Falls. This campground has 34 camp sites to choose from – many with an L shape to offer more privacy. Mike shared that a new walkway is getting built to allow visitors the unique opportunity to walk right up to the falls!
While Mike, his wife, and two children are hanging up the trailer for most of the winter, they do plan to get out to the mountains for a snowmobile weekend at the tail end of the season. They’ll also be looking at taking the trailer down to BC next summer and of course, booking an awesome May Long Weekend in 2019 with friends.
If you want to book Mike’s trailer for your own Yukon adventure, you can check it out here.