Breakfast Visit: Legends at the Yukon Inn

I think I’ve described my first experience at the Yukon Inn before, but I’ll recap once more.

I visited the Yukon in 2010, as part of a delegation from the International Media Group during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. We spent one day in Whitehorse and the surrounding area. It was a magical day that started at the crack of dawn and ended well into the night.

I kept Whitehorse on my list of places to live as my husband searched high and low for work. Unfortunately, Ottawa didn’t have anything for a mining engineer and only spent a year and a half there before heading North (and West).

While we didn’t have a place until April 1st, we were able to come up during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous to check out our new home. My husband had already started work in November and was shuttling between Ottawa or wherever I was.

Anyways, that initial visit was spent staying at the Yukon Inn. It was interesting to learn “The Yukon Inn is owned by six of the Yukon First Nations: Champagne & Aishihik Nations, Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, Kluane First Nation, Selkirk First Nation, Teslin Tlingit Council and Tr`ondek Hwech`in Han Nation.” It’s not much to look at from the outside but I thought the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable and it was mostly quiet – except for the commotion caused by the drive-by shooting that happened while we were staying there.

Anyways, no one died and if you’re looking for a hotel recommendation in Whitehorse, I’d totally suggest the Yukon Inn – especially after a recent visit for breakfast.

I don’t go out for breakfast much (this is only the second post where I visited a restaurant for breakfast, the first being McDonalds). I am hungry right when I get up, so I’m happy to make some toast, fry up some eggs or make a waffle myself.

I feel that my disinterest in breakfast or brunch (don’t get me started, it screws up my eating pattern all day!) is an unpopular opinion. I prefer lunch.

But when my husband suggested we go out for breakfast, I was happy to join along, especially if it meant checking another restaurant off my list! FYI – I have tried 36 of the 78 restaurants listed on TripAdvisor. In checking, I’ve realized there are a few I haven’t remembered to put on here and I tried them LONG ago.

Someone had told us the breakfast at the Yukon Inn was good, so we went there.

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My husband got the Yukon Inn Hash and I tried the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict on bannock.

We both agreed that mine was better.

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Why was mine better? Good question. I think the hash was low on things other than potatoes and the benny had perfectly poached eggs and delicious smoked salmon. I also liked the texture of the bannock to sop up my hollandaise sauce.

But just because I ordered the superior meal, doesn’t mean the other one was bad! It was good too! Mine was just better. 🙂

Plus the prices were reasonable, the service was quick and there were many other things on the menu that we wanted to try.

Likelihood of return visit: If my brunch-loving parents visit again, this would be great option.

Recommended dish: Smoked salmon benny

Tripadvisor: #33 of 91 Restaurants in Whitehorse

Legends at the Yukon Inn: 4220 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon

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