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Keno City Mining Museum

Unique displays of a century of silver and gold mining. Tools, equipment, memorabilia, photographs of life in an isolated mining town. Open daily, Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend. Unique gift shop.

Location

Keno, YT
Canada
Phone: (867) 995-3103
Fax: (867) 995-3103
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Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

Welcome to the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Our Cultural Centre is located on the bank of the Yukon River in downtown Dawson. Enjoy gallery tours, river trips, art and cultural events. Come explore our rich heritage. Open Monday to Saturday in summer. Winter tours by appointment.

Location

Across from the visitor centre 1131 Front Street, Box 599
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-6768
Fax: (867) 993-6553

MacBride Museum of Yukon History

MacBride Museum of Yukon History is a vibrant, interactive museum that covers more than half a city block. Exhibits feature the history of the Yukon with a focus on our capital city – Whitehorse, northern animals, First Nation beadwork and tools, transportation history, the real Sam McGee’s cabin and more. We also present special exhibits that reflect our local community.
Opened in 1952, MacBride is the Yukon’s first museum with an interesting wide-ranging collection of artifacts, photographs and documents. We welcome researchers to use our archive.
Visit our gift shop for unique Yukon treasures and books, or buy online through www.macbridemuseum.com and have the items delivered to your door.
MacBride is open all year round with special programs and events throughout the year. During the summer, we offer daily programs and give our visitors the chance to try one of Yukon’s oldest professions … gold panning.

Location

Parks Canada 1124 First Avenue
Whitehorse Y0B 1L0
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-2709
Fax: (867) 633-6607
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Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Cente sits on the beautiful shores of Teslin Lake near the community of Teslin (1 ½ hrs south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway). The centre is open June 1st to September 1st 7 days a week from 9:00-5:00pm, during the winter months by appointment only.

The Centre exhibits stunning art by our local carvers, beaders and crafts people. Cultural demonstrations are scheduled during the summer as well. The Ha Kus Teyea Celebration has become our featured bi-annual event. Plan to join us for our next one in July 2015!

No visit would be complete without a visit through our Gift Store. Our store is jam packed with beautiful merchandise with a large section of locally made items.

Gunalcheesh!

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Mile 779 (Historic Mile 807) Alaska Highway Box 133
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: 867-390-2532 (332)

Waterfront Trolley

Visitors to downtown Whitehorse can park and ride the beautifully restored 1925 Waterfront Trolley. The trolley departs northbound from Rotary Peace Park, across from the SS Klondike, and southbound from Spook Creek Station, behind Earl’s Restaurant. Passengers are welcome to disembark and re-board along the route at the various stations. This interpretive ride describes the Whitehorse waterfront’s fascinating history including the stories about the White Pass & Yukon Route line and the mighty sternwheelers that plied the Yukon River.

Location

1127 First Avenue Stops along the downtown waterfront
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G5
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6355

Yukon Transportation Museum

A Moving Experience. True Yukon stories live here. Come and experience big, impressive modes of transportation - dramatic, authentic and personal stories of Yukon ingenuity and self sufficiency. Group tours welcome.

Location

Beside the Whitehorse Airport 30 Electra Crescent
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6E6
Canada
Phone: (867) 668-4792
Fax: (867) 633-5547
Email: 
info@goytm.ca

Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery

The Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery is open year round and hosts ten to fourteen exhibitions a year. Concurrently, in the Community Gallery and Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery we have exhibitions featuring local and youth artists. We are committed to excellence in the visual arts and to bringing innovative exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of contemporary art from local, regional, national and international perspectives. Everyone is welcome to attend opening night receptions. Artists are often in attendance.

We are also happy to offer various types of Gallery Tours, Art Talks at the Old Fire Hall, a monthly Kids Kreate during the fall/winter and an Art Library at Arts Underground.

To find out more about our current exhibitions and programs please visit our website. http://yukonartscentre.com/gallery/

GALLERY HOURS
Monday to Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open during theatre performances

Location

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-7109
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6300
Email: 
gallery@yac.ca
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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 Gold Rush Girls perform acrobatic high kicks in contemporary cancan style. While you’re taking in one (or all) of the three nightly shows, try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, or at one of our many slot machines. Step back in time and enjoy this one-of-a-kind attraction! Open 7 days a week, May to September. Select weekends throughout the year, $12 Entry.

Location

Fourth Avenue and Queen Street Box 389
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5575
Fax: (867) 993-6415
64° 3' 41.0976" N, 139° 25' 49.2924" W
Email: 
kva@dawson.net
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Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre

Past and present culture of the Northern Tutchone. Fascinating exhibits with rare tools, traditional outfits and more! World's only mammoth snare diorama! Local crafts for sale. Walking trail. Open Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am - 6 pm. 

Location

Carmacks Y0B 1C0
Canada
Phone: (867) 863-5831
Fax: (867) 863-5831

Museum of Yukon Natural History/ Caribou Crossing Trading Post

5,000 square feet of Yukon wildlife exhibits and ice-age mammals, featuring a life sized woolly mammoth, steppe bison and the world's largest bear. Gold panning, mini golf, dogcart rides, horse-drawn wagon rides and old-fashioned photo studio.

Location

At the Trading Post Box 951
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-3618
Fax: (867) 993-6315
64° 3' 43.632" N, 139° 26' 8.574" W

Jack London Museum

Attention all history buffs and booklovers! We want you to answer the Call of the Wild by visiting Dawson City’s very own Jack London Museum. Explore the largest collection of Jack London memorabilia in the North—where photographs, letters, and additional archival material—give you a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of London’s Gold Rush days. Test your Jack London trivia with our knowledgeable interpreters, learn about the dog that inspired White Fang, and peer into the cabin constructed from London’s original Klondike home. Open 7 days a week May to September; $5.00.

Location

Eighth Avenue and Firth Street Box 389
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5575
Fax: (867) 993-6415
Email: 
kva@dawson.net
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Old Log Church Museum

At the Old Log Church Museum, we preserve, interpret and provide access to Yukon's church-related historic materials in our care-including the building itself, which is the oldest surviving structure in its original location in Whitehorse. Learn about early missionary and whaling history, First Nations art and culture and the legendary Bishop Who Ate His Boots!

Museum tours and other interpretive programs available. Special programming and free admission on Canada Day and Discovery Day. Old Fashioned Christmas Sale - mid to late November.

Open daily to the public from mid-May to early September. Admission charged.

Location

Third Avenue and Elliott Street Box 31461
Whitehorse Y1A 6K8
Canada
Phone: (867) 668-2555
Fax: (867) 667-6258
60° 43' 5.7756" N, 135° 3' 14.256" W

Peabody's Photo Parlour

Dress in 1900 costume and have a picture taken in our Victorian studio. We sell film, print digital and negative, camera accessories, local crafts, gold/silver jewellery, frames, scrapbooking.

Location

Box 284
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5209

Binet House Museum

The Binet House Museum is located in a restored 1920's heritage building at 304 Second Avenue. This house was built for Gene Binet, one of Mayo's Forefathers, and his bride Jewel. Gene Binet retired and left with his family for California in the fall of 1938 after he had sold his residence, hotel and store. The Binet House was occupied by several Mayo families over the years and in 1990, after it had been vacant for some time, the building was purchased by the Village of Mayo and turned into a Museum/Interpretive Centre. A small Annex was built on the property to house the gift shop and additional displays.

The Binet House features interpretive displays, a gift shop and tourist information. It is open from late May to mid September, 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Guests can view displays about permafrost, geology and gold and silver mining in the Mayo district. There are displays of historical photos, artifacts, and exhibits about Mayo residents and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun. The Binet House also houses a large collection of medical artifacts and a display of locally made arts and crafts.
Ask for Silver Trail and Mayo Walking Tour brochures.

Location

304 Second Avenue Box 160
Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0
Canada
Phone: (867) 996-2317
Fax: (867) 996-2907

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 stampeders, the entrepreneurs, and the demimonde.
A variety of programs are available for our visitors. Experience the law prior to the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police. Discover for yourself what it takes to be a Stampeder. Try your hand at the rockerbox and prepare to be amazed at the gold pouring demonstration.

The browser and serious researcher alike will enjoy pouring over the materials in the Museum’s Klondike History Library. Does your family lore have a relative who participated in the Stampede of ’98? Did they perhaps climb the Chilkoot? Let us help you find out.

BONJOUR!

Location

Fifth Avenue and Church Street Box 303
Dawson City, YT Y0B1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5291 ext 25
Fax: (867) 993-5836

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 acquiring, restoring and maintaining the apparatus, equipment, pictures and memorabilia of the Dawson City Fire Department’s past.

Located next to the Fire Hall in the North end of town, directly across from the Ferry Landing, the museum offers an extensive collection of vintage fire engines, apparatus, artifacts, pictures and information about the history of fire fighting in the City of Dawson.

Established in 1898 during the Gold Rush era, we are the oldest Fire Department in the Yukon, and we have many artifacts and vehicles on display from this period. In addition to these unique exhibits, we also house vehicles and firefighting equipment from the early Twentieth Century right up until the present day.

For more information, please visit our website.

Location

Next to the Firehall on Front Street, across from the ferry landing. Front Street
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7407
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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

The Klondike Gold Rush brought many a miner and fortune-seeker to the Yukon. Not long after the first miners arrived, stories of giant beasts unearthed during the quest for gold began to spread. To this day, with the help of local miners and First Nations, more treasures of the Yukon’s distant past are being recovered every year. These remains and artifacts tell a story of a world quite unlike the Yukon you see today.

Here at the Centre, we provide our visitors with a look back into the amazing and often bizarre world of ice age Yukon. You’ll learn about ice ages, extinct animals, and First Nations legends—all contributing to a better understanding of the long lost sub-continent of Beringia.

Murals and dioramas depict Beringia’s landscapes, floras and faunas. The Centre also features films, original works of art, and exhibits of discovered remains from throughout the Yukon.

The Centre is located in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Location

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-8855
Fax: 1 (867) 667-8854
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Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum

Located at Mile 919 Alaska Highway — two kilometres north of Two Mile Hill along the Alaska Highway (between Kopper King and Raven’s Ridge). Accessible via public transit.

The Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum is an interpretive learning experience focusing on Whitehorse and Yukon mining and rail history. Whether it’s a ride through the northern boreal forests you crave, a place to take your family for fun and adventure, or a fascinating history lesson on northern mining, rail and life, visiting our museum, picnic pavilion, playground and beloved train ride on the “Loki” is a must for you, your friends and your family.

Location

Whitehorse, YT Y0B 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6198

Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Established in 1977, the Yukon Historical & Museums Association works to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage by providing support for education, networking, advocacy, partnerships and awareness.

Location

3126 Third Avenue Donnenworth House
Whitehorse , YT Y1A 1E7
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-4704
Fax: (867) 667-4506
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George Johnston Museum

See rare Tlingit First Nation hide and beaded cultural artifacts, brilliant ceremonial clothes, film and dioramas; 1942 World War II U.S. Army highway-era radio range; and the story of a car in the roadless wilderness, on an ice highway. RV parking.

Experience galleries devoted to colourful exhibits, dioramas and artifacts honouring the lives of George Johnston, the Inland Tlingits and other Teslin Lake residents.

Visit our gift shop stocked with unusual products that reflect local life and converse with staff ready to offer insights on local history and exhibits.

Location

Mile 776 (Historic Mile 804) Alaska Highway Box 146
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 390-2550
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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 are for sale. 

Location

Next to Selkirk Grocery Box 40
Pelly Crossing, YT Y0B 1P0
Canada
Phone: (867) 537-3150
Fax: (867) 537-3011

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 Gold Rush Girls perform acrobatic high kicks in contemporary cancan style. While you’re taking in one (or all) of the three nightly shows, try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, or at one of our many slot machines. Step back in time and enjoy this one-of-a-kind attraction! Open 7 days a week, May to September. Select weekends throughout the year, $12 Entry.

Location

Fourth Avenue and Queen Street Box 389
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5575
Fax: (867) 993-6415
64° 3' 41.0976" N, 139° 25' 49.2924" W
Email: 
kva@dawson.net
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Klondike National Historic Sites

Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada Box 390
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Cente sits on the beautiful shores of Teslin Lake near the community of Teslin (1 ½ hrs south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway). The centre is open June 1st to September 1st 7 days a week from 9:00-5:00pm, during the winter months by appointment only.

The Centre exhibits stunning art by our local carvers, beaders and crafts people. Cultural demonstrations are scheduled during the summer as well. The Ha Kus Teyea Celebration has become our featured bi-annual event. Plan to join us for our next one in July 2015!

No visit would be complete without a visit through our Gift Store. Our store is jam packed with beautiful merchandise with a large section of locally made items.

Gunalcheesh!

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Mile 779 (Historic Mile 807) Alaska Highway Box 133
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: 867-390-2532 (332)

Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum

Located at Mile 919 Alaska Highway — two kilometres north of Two Mile Hill along the Alaska Highway (between Kopper King and Raven’s Ridge). Accessible via public transit.

The Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum is an interpretive learning experience focusing on Whitehorse and Yukon mining and rail history. Whether it’s a ride through the northern boreal forests you crave, a place to take your family for fun and adventure, or a fascinating history lesson on northern mining, rail and life, visiting our museum, picnic pavilion, playground and beloved train ride on the “Loki” is a must for you, your friends and your family.

Location

Whitehorse, YT Y0B 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6198

Museum of Yukon Natural History/ Caribou Crossing Trading Post

5,000 square feet of Yukon wildlife exhibits and ice-age mammals, featuring a life sized woolly mammoth, steppe bison and the world's largest bear. Gold panning, mini golf, dogcart rides, horse-drawn wagon rides and old-fashioned photo studio.

Location

At the Trading Post Box 951
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-3618
Fax: (867) 993-6315
64° 3' 43.632" N, 139° 26' 8.574" W

Waterfront Trolley

Visitors to downtown Whitehorse can park and ride the beautifully restored 1925 Waterfront Trolley. The trolley departs northbound from Rotary Peace Park, across from the SS Klondike, and southbound from Spook Creek Station, behind Earl’s Restaurant. Passengers are welcome to disembark and re-board along the route at the various stations. This interpretive ride describes the Whitehorse waterfront’s fascinating history including the stories about the White Pass & Yukon Route line and the mighty sternwheelers that plied the Yukon River.

Location

1127 First Avenue Stops along the downtown waterfront
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G5
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6355

Whitehorse Rapids Fish Ladder

The fishway tells the story of the longest salmon migration. Located at the end of Nisutlin Drive in Riverdale. 1-867-633-5965 or fishladder@northwestel.net

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

At the end of Nisutlin Drive in Riverdale Box 5920
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6S7
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 633-5965
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Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Located only 25 minutes from downtown Whitehorse and open year round, we provide visitors the opportunity to view and learn about 10 species of northern mammals on our 700 acre preserve.

You can walk, ski, snowshoe or bike our 5 km viewing loop at your leisure or join us for a bus tour guided by one of our friendly and knowledgeable interpreters. Both experiences provide excellent opportunities to view Yukon mammals in natural habitats. Reservations are recommended for guided tours.

Our facility includes the Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Center where injured wild animals are cared for by specialists who work to release healthy, capable animals back into the wild.

We are a center of northern education, conservation and research excellence and are a proud member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. Our mission is to promote knowledge and foster appreciation of arctic and boreal ecology.

Location

Km 8 (Mile 5) Takhini Hotsprings Road Box 20191
Whitehorse Y1A 7A2
Canada
Phone: (867) 456-7300
Fax: (867) 633-2425
60° 52' 17.814" N, 135° 20' 15.414" W
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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 acquiring, restoring and maintaining the apparatus, equipment, pictures and memorabilia of the Dawson City Fire Department’s past.

Located next to the Fire Hall in the North end of town, directly across from the Ferry Landing, the museum offers an extensive collection of vintage fire engines, apparatus, artifacts, pictures and information about the history of fire fighting in the City of Dawson.

Established in 1898 during the Gold Rush era, we are the oldest Fire Department in the Yukon, and we have many artifacts and vehicles on display from this period. In addition to these unique exhibits, we also house vehicles and firefighting equipment from the early Twentieth Century right up until the present day.

For more information, please visit our website.

Location

Next to the Firehall on Front Street, across from the ferry landing. Front Street
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7407
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Binet House Museum

The Binet House Museum is located in a restored 1920's heritage building at 304 Second Avenue. This house was built for Gene Binet, one of Mayo's Forefathers, and his bride Jewel. Gene Binet retired and left with his family for California in the fall of 1938 after he had sold his residence, hotel and store. The Binet House was occupied by several Mayo families over the years and in 1990, after it had been vacant for some time, the building was purchased by the Village of Mayo and turned into a Museum/Interpretive Centre. A small Annex was built on the property to house the gift shop and additional displays.

The Binet House features interpretive displays, a gift shop and tourist information. It is open from late May to mid September, 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Guests can view displays about permafrost, geology and gold and silver mining in the Mayo district. There are displays of historical photos, artifacts, and exhibits about Mayo residents and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun. The Binet House also houses a large collection of medical artifacts and a display of locally made arts and crafts.
Ask for Silver Trail and Mayo Walking Tour brochures.

Location

304 Second Avenue Box 160
Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0
Canada
Phone: (867) 996-2317
Fax: (867) 996-2907
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