Fill your days with museums, heritage sites, cultural centres and more
With its fascinating natural and human history, there’s ample opportunity for visitors to learn about the stories that thread our history together. Yukon attractions present themes including Yukon’s first peoples, the North-West Mounted Police, Klondike Gold Rush, mining development, and the construction of the Alaska Highway. You’ll also find impressive cultural attractions, nature centres and recreation facilities.
In Whitehorse be sure to visit MacBride, Old Log Church and Yukon Transportation museums. Most Yukon communities host a museum or interpretive centre, and there’s no better way to learn about our communities and the people who live there. Don’t miss Binet House in Mayo, George Johnston Museum in Teslin and the Dawson City Museum.
Over the past decade Yukon First Nations have experienced a cultural revival with the opening of many new cultural facilities. Take the time to visit First Nations cultural centres in Teslin, Whitehorse, Haines Junction, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City and Old Crow.
Yukon’s dramatic and abundant landscape has many stories to tell. Check out nature and regional interpretive centres in Faro (Campbell Region Centre), Watson Lake (Northern Lights Centre), Tombstone Territorial Park, Kluane National Park, and the Beringia Interpretive Centre and Yukon Wildlife Preserve in Whitehorse.
With literally hundreds of historic sites across the territory, Yukon’s past and present come alive as you tour around. Visit our must-see Yukon attractions including S.S. Klondike, Dredge No. 4, Fort Selkirk and the complex of National Historic Sites in historic Dawson City.
In addition to the Yukon Visitor Information Centre in Whitehorse, you’ll find what you need at visitor centres in Watson Lake, Carcross, Haines Junction, Beaver Creek and Dawson City. Parks Canada also welcomes visitors at facilities in Haines Junction, Sheep Mountain, Dawson City and Old Crow.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Yukon’s many private and non-profit attractions have much to offer, from adventure parks to hot springs to ski facilities.
Adäka Cultural Festival
June 27, 2014 - July 03, 2014 The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and …
Come down to Arts Underground to shop and browse through the galleries featuring artwork and crafts from Yukon Art Society members. Arts Underground has three gallery spaces, the Focus …
Available Light Film Festival
Available Light Film Festival February 6 to 15, 2015 Canada's largest film festival North of 60. 23 Screenings. 8 Performances. 10 days.
Barracks Office and Retail Services
Visit the historical 1950 Minto RCMP Barracks and the NEW post office, coffee shop, and ice cream parlour. Sit inside or relax on the large patio deck while accessing free Wi-Fi.
Big Jonathan House Heritage Centre
This replica of Fort Selkirk's Big Jonathon House has works of local artists, locally-made beaded clothing, birch bark baskets, traditional baby bunting bag, tools, plus more! Some items …
Arctic Day: White Pass Train & Skagway | full day
Jun 01, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
This tour starts in Whitehorse and we travel along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, BC, connecting with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass railway over the White Pass Summit and into...$3,490
Arctic Winter Explorer | Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk
Mar 04, 2016 - Apr 08, 2016
Join us as we travel overland from the Pacific to the Arctic, along snow covered highways and roadways built of ice along ancient wildlife corridors, and traditional trading routes of First...Starting At$1,690
Jun 01, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
Every time I hike the Chilkoot trail, I think about all the dreamers that fought against this inhospitable country. Few found gold but many found inner strength. All lived real adventures. They...$1,695
Historic Chilkoot Trail
Jul 01, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015
Step back in time with us as we travel the historic Chilkoot trail. Follow in the footprints of the intrepid miners as they attempted to cross the "Golden Staircase" on their way towards distant...Starting At$55
Takhini Hot Springs Retreat
Dec 02, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
Relax in the mineral waters of our famous Thermal Hot Springs. Swim or soak in two connected pools of odorless thermal water from deep within the earth, while enjoying the wonderful view of the...