Historical Attractions

Historical Attractions

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Takhini Hot Springs

Enjoy our renovated pool complex. Natural odourless hotsprings pool. We pride ourselves in having a clean pool. The water is changed daily. Open year-round. Extended hours in the summer 8 am - 11 pm. Close to RV Park and campground.

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Km 10 Takhini Hot Springs Road
Box 20404
Whitehorse Y1A 7A2
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 456-8000
Fax: 1 (867) 668-2689
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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 Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.

The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /
Skookum Jim Mason, of the Tagish First Nation, discovered the gold. Soon after the discovery, every creek and hillside in the Klondike was being worked.

Explore the 1.5-km/1-mile interpretive trail with the site guide, the
Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the
Geocache. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada
Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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North End Gallery

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.

Location

Corner of First Avenue and Steele Street
118-1116 First Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1A3
Canada
Phone: (867) 393-3590
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Annual Crane and Sheep Festival

"Each spring Sandhill Cranes fly back to their nesting grounds in the northern regions of North America and north eastern Siberia. They use the thermals over Faro as their elevator to gain altitude. In their migration flights, the Sandhill Crane will fly in long lines or in Vs. They make a loud garoo-oo-a-a-a type of call when they fly which can be heard more than 1.6 km (1 mile) away. This means it is likely you will hear them long before you actual see them in flight.

You will also witness nature’s most amazing sight, the Fannin sheep coming out with their young ones. Fannin sheep can only be found around Faro, Yukon Territory.

You can witness all this and enjoy a wonderful weekend full of fun, activities, free barbeques, presentations, wildlife viewing and more by participating in our Annual Crane and Sheep Festival scheduled from May 2-4, 2014. "

GUTEN TAG!

Location

Box 580
Faro, YT Y0B 1K0
Canada
Phone: (867) 994-2728
Fax: (867) 994-3154
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Triple J's Music, Tattoos and Piercing / gallery22

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

Vuntut National Park

Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 as part of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Land Claim Agreement. Vuntut means "among the lakes" in the Gwitchin language. The park encompasses 4,345 square kilometres of wilderness in the northwestern corner of Yukon.

Vuntut National Park offers a range of wilderness opportunities from
canoeing the Old Crow River, to hiking in the mountainous, to winter ski trips. Visitors must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or weather-related emergency on their trip. There are neither facilities nor developed trails in the park. Visit John Tizya Centre in the community of Old Crow to learn about Vuntut Gwitchin culture and the park.
For more information:
Call 867-966-3626
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/vuntut

Location

Parks Canada
Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
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S.S. Keno National Historic Site

The S.S. Keno was built in 1922 and has a shallow two-foot draft and a narrow beam. These features allowed the ship to navigate through shallow water and sections with ever-changing sandbars and gave it the ability to make turns around tight, narrow curves. The stern-mounted paddlewheel permitted the sternwheeler to land anywhere along riverbanks and it assisted in getting off sandbars. The paddle wheel was protected from snags and sweepers by the hull. The S.S. Keno worked mainly on the Stewart River hauling silver-lead concentrate from Mayo to Stewart City. It was also used for the early and late season trips to Dawson City. The S.S. Keno National Historic Site is open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada
Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

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.

Location

Parks Canada
205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511
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White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route was completed in 1900 with the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike in Carcross, YT. Known as “The Scenic Railway of the World”, it took the labor of 35,000 men, using only black blasting powder and crude tools, to hew out the 110-mile narrow gauge line that originally stretched from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT. WP&YR was named an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1994, joining the Statue of Liberty and the Panama Canal. Today, guests experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles and tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars. Trips depart from Skagway, AK, Fraser, BC, Carcross, YT, and Whitehorse, YT, between early May and late September each year. The White Pass & Yukon Route is Alaska’s most popular shore excursion and a favorite on many Alaska/Yukon travelers must-see lists.

Location

Building 1938
Carcross, YT Y0B 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 821-3930
Fax: (867) 821-3932
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-800-343-7373
Email: 
info@wpyr.com
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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