Attractions

Attractions

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.

Museums

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.

Cultural Centres

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.

Interpretive Centres

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.

Historic Sites

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.

Visitor Centres

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.

Other Attractions

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.

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  • Adäka Cultural Festival

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    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 fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
    Black Street and First Avenue
    Whitehorse Y1A 5P7
    Canada
    Phone: 867-667-7698
    Fax: (867) 667-7527
    Phone Number: 
    867-667-7698
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 667-7527

    Arts Underground

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    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 Gallery and Edge Gallery feature artwork from Yukon artists and the exhibits change monthly. The third gallery is the Hougen Heritage Gallery featuring historical exhibits displayed in partnership with Friends of Yukon Archives and MacBride Museum. Be sure to check out our Gallery Shop filled with Yukon art and crafts.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Lower Level Hougen Center
    15-305 Main Street
    Whitehorse Y1A 2B4
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 667-4080
    Fax: (867) 667-6056
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 667-4080
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 667-6056

    Available Light Film Festival

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    Available Light Film Festival
    February 6 to 15, 2015 @ Yukon Arts Centre

    The Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has been a fixture in the territory’s cultural scene for over a decade. Every year, the festival screens the best of contemporary Canadian and international film to eager audiences in Whitehorse. ALFF provides the opportunity to see award-winning films, participate in workshops and the ALFF Media Industry Forum, and be transported to other worlds in the dead of winter.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    212 Lambert Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1Z4
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 393-3456
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 393-3456
    Social Media
    YouTube: 
    http://www.youtube.com/user/YukonFilmSociety

    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.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    35601 North Klondike Highway
    Carmacks, YT
    Canada
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 863-5095
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 863-5095

    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. 

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

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

    Jun 1 2015
    Sep 5 2015
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    Log Cabin Rental at Kluane National Park
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    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...

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    Dec 31 2014
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    Whitehorse the "Wilderness City"
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    This tour unites Culture, History & Arts with proud First Nation’s Heritage. Learn about native history at the Quanlin Dun Cultural Center, see an old log church and sky scraper, visit the...

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    Dec 31 2014
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    Yukon Adventure Starts Here!
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    Located by the Yukon River in downtown Whitehorse, MacBride Museum is the perfect place to begin your Yukon adventure. Come face to face with a seven-foot grizzly in our Wild World Gallery, hear...

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Yukon Arts Centre

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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

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

300 College Drive, Yukon Place
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-7109
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6300
Phone Number: 
(867) 393-7109
Fax Number: 
1 (867) 393-6300
Email: 
gallery@yac.ca

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Yukon Artists At Work

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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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

200-120 Industrial Road
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-4848
Fax: (867) 393-4848
Phone Number: 
(867) 393-4848
Fax Number: 
(867) 393-4848

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Arts Underground

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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 Gallery and Edge Gallery feature artwork from Yukon artists and the exhibits change monthly. The third gallery is the Hougen Heritage Gallery featuring historical exhibits displayed in partnership with Friends of Yukon Archives and MacBride Museum. Be sure to check out our Gallery Shop filled with Yukon art and crafts. Arts Underground also has fully stocked art supply store, if you feel an urge to create!

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Lower Level Hougen Center
15-305 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B4
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-4080
Fax: (867) 667-6056
Phone Number: 
(867) 667-4080
Fax Number: 
(867) 667-6056

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Adäka Cultural Festival

Banner Photos: 

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 fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.

Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities.

Each year the Festival hosts over 150 artists and features a vibrant schedule of traditional and contemporary performances, artist demonstrations, an art market and gallery, workshops, cultural presentations, films, community feast, and more!

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
Black Street and First Avenue
Whitehorse Y1A 5P7
Canada
Phone: 867-667-7698
Fax: (867) 667-7527
Phone Number: 
867-667-7698
Fax Number: 
(867) 667-7527

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

North End Gallery

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North End Gallery, in Whitehorse, Yukon, specializes in original paintings and prints by traditional and contemporary Yukon artists. A significant part of the gallery is devoted to First Nations artisans, with masks, carved panels, drums, fur, beading, and tufting. Our extensive jewellery selection is crafted from gold nuggets, sterling silver, trade beads, semi-precious stones, and dichroic glass. We also carry etchings, Inuit sculpture, pottery and ceramics, metal art, blown and fused glass, and wood creations. Many of our artisans work in mammoth ivory, moose antler, caribou antler, and sheep horn, creating everything from sculptures and carvings to pendants and earrings. North End Gallery is consistently recognized by customers as one of the best shopping and art experiences they have in the North. We are proud to exclusively represent Yukon and Canadian artisans.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Corner of First Avenue and Steele Street
118-1116 First Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1A3
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-3590
Phone Number: 
(867) 393-3590
Fax Number: 
(867) 668-4891

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Fortymile Gold Workshop

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Leslie Chapman is the owner/goldsmith at Fortymile Gold Workshop on the corner of 3rd Ave. and York Street in downtown Dawson City. You can visit her studio to watch her melt gold dust to hand fabricate unique and beautiful 20K gold jewellery. She calls the gold she uses from her family’s placer mine on the historic Fortymile River “green gold”. Her clients can feel confident that the gold jewellery originating in her studio has not caused harm to the environment and has not exploited labour. Her work incorporates natural gold nuggets and mammoth ivory from Yukon placer mines, Canadian diamonds from the NWT, as well as other gem stones.
Leslie’s studio is also a gallery featuring a collection of interesting original art by some of the most creative of Yukon’s artists and artisans. Fortymile Gold Workshop is an interesting stop for the discerning visitor and not to be missed.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Corner of Third Avenue and York Street
Box 460
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5690
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-5690

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Triple J's Music, Tattoos and Piercing / gallery22

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Triple J’s is your one stop shop for all things music, art, entertainment, and culture! Located in the heart of downtown Whitehorse, we offer all things cool including tattoos and piercings to ensure you remember your visit to the Yukon.

We cater to music enthusiasts, and sell more than 200 different products on the main level. Upstairs, we boast an incredible white-walled gallery and fully insured, health board approved studio.

We have four certified piercers on staff, one resident tattoo artist, many guest tattoo artists visiting throughout the year plus friendly, bilingual customer service staff. Open seven days a week, we are here to cater to your every need! If you truly want to experience Whitehorse, plan to visit Triple J’s today.

Location

308 Elliott Street
Downtown Whitehorse
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0H6
Canada
Phone: (867) 456-7555
Phone Number: 
(867) 456-7555