A legacy of significant history
The Yukon may be famous for its gold rush history and diverse First Nations cultures, but there are countless stories that weave the tapestry of our heritage.
Mammoths to Mounties
Woolly mammoths and scimitar cats once roamed this region known as Beringia. Transportation was crucial to the growth of contemporary Yukon: the White Pass & Yukon Route railway, aviation, and the construction of the Alaska Highway. The story of the Canadian Mountie is rooted in the Yukon, and the territory also has a lesser known but just as colourful silver mining history.
Colourful northern characters
The most authentic, memorable part of Yukon’s heritage isn’t found in a museum. You’re sure to come across an array of fascinating, larger-than-life personalities and colourful characters.
Dawson City Fire Fighters' Museum
The Dawson City Fire Fighters’ Museum in a non-profit organization run by members of the Dawson City Volunteer Fire Department. Our mission is to preserve our firefighting heritage by …
Dawson City Museum
The Dawson City Museum is the place to begin your exploration of Dawson and the Klondike Gold Rush. Discover Yukon's First Peoples and explorers. Experience the gold rush through the …
Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall
Come out to the only gambling hall ‘North of 60’ and be entertained by Dawson City’s original Klondike queen—Diamond Tooth Gertie! Get swept away by her powerhouse vocals as her …
Discovery Claim National Historic Site
Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on …
Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site
Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges …
Log Cabin Rental at Kluane National Park
Jan 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
Right at the feet of famous Kluane National Park, this cozy log cabin is nestled between spruce trees and cotton woods with ample space around the cabin and endless wilderness...