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.
The British Yukon Navigation (BYN) Company sternwheeler fleet plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the early twentieth century. The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler in the fleet. Built in 1929, the ship sank in 1936, was rebuilt and launched as the S.S. Klondike II in spring 1937.
Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. Explore the boat using the self-guided tour brochure, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the Geocache. Open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ssklondike.
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.
The fishway tells the story of the longest salmon migration. Located at the end of Nisutlin Drive in Riverdale. 1-867-633-5965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This artist-run co-operative gallery has brought some of the best Yukon art to the world since it was founded ten years ago. All-original and all-Yukon, Yukon Artists at Work’s goal is to provide a venue for emerging and established artists. Artists get the chance to develop in a supportive community, and to grow their business skills to enter markets outside of the territory. From an original dozen members, YA@W now features the work of about 35 painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and fibre artists (and many other disciplines as well). All artists are juried into the co-op, ensuring the best Yukon art is represented. As part of the co-op, member artists take turns running the gallery... so you’ll always have a chance to meet a Yukon artist ‘in the flesh’ when you visit! The gallery is located just off Two-Mile Hill, easily accessible by car, public transit, or on foot.
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/
Monday to Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open during theatre performances
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.
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.
Feb 23–26, 2012 — Celebrating the “70th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway.” Over 100 fun-filled events to enjoy at this annual winter festival. A variety of activities in the park offering fun and entertainment for all ages!