Yukon Heritage

Yukon Heritage

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.

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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
    Phone Number: 
    867-667-7698
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 667-7527

    Location

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

    Available Light Film Festival

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    Canada's largest film festival North of 60 is a careful selection of contemporary feature fiction and documentary films. Includes 30 screenings, guest filmmakers and a media industry forum.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 393-3456

    Location

    212 Lambert Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1Z4
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 393-3456

    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
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 863-5095
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 863-5095

    Location

    35601 North Klondike Highway
    Carmacks, YT
    Canada

    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
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 537-3150
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 537-3011

    Location

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

    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.

    Phone Number: 
    (867) 996-2317
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 996-2907

    Location

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

    Jan 1 2014
    Dec 31 2014
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S.S. Keno National Historic Site

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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.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!
German: 
Don't Speak German
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7200

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

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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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-4511

Location

Parks Canada
205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

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.

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
Phone Number: 
867-667-7698
Fax Number: 
(867) 667-7527

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

John Connolly Campground and RV Park

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While located almost in middle of the Town of Faro the John Connolly Municipal Campground offers visitors a wilderness experience that you will never forget. Once you drive into the park you will totally forget that you are in the middle of Town. The very well preserved and maintained treed park with very private sites will make you feel that you are somewhere in the middle of the wilderness.

John Connolly R.V. Park is a unique wilderness facility right in the centre of Town. The campground offers washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. The camp sites have full hook-ups; fire pits and free fire wood. A R.V. dump station is also available.

It is one of the beautiful, cleanest and peaceful R.V. parks that we have ever seen” are the comments that we hear repeatedly from our guests. We are confident you will feel the same once you visit us!

Phone Number: 
(867) 994-2728
Fax Number: 
(867) 994-3154

Location

Box 580
Faro Y0B 1K0
Canada
Phone: (867) 994-2728
Fax: (867) 994-3154

Accommodation

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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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-5209

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc.

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From Day Trips to Wilderness Tours, from Cabin Rentals to Adventure Publications - Black Bear Wilderness offers authentic and well planned Yukon Adventures. Year-round.

Join exciting Day Trips around Whitehorse or as far as Kluane National Park. Go wildlife viewing, learn common bush crafts or relax in our natural hot springs. Try seeing all this from above on a breathtaking helicopter ride.

Withdraw from everyday life into a rustic log cabin at Kluane National Park, Shallow Bay or Ibex Valley – a time of simplicity and peace.

With reliable Transportation Service we will get you anywhere safe and comfortable.

Our monthly Special Feature allows you to explore the Yukon on a much more intimate note.

20 years of tourism experience provided extensive knowledge in Yukon history, local culture, wildlife and fauna. We constantly strive for a healthy balance between enjoyment of nature and its protection. Let us share that with you.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German
Phone Number: 
867-633-3993

Location

Box 20935
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6P2
Canada
Phone: 867-633-3993

Accommodation

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WiFi: 
No WiFi

Takhini Hot Springs

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Takhini Hot Pools is a natural mineral hot springs located 30 km from downtown Whitehorse. Our facilities are clean, the pool is drained nightly, and the water is odourless. Enjoy a soak in our 42° Celsius water! We are open seven days a week.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!
German: 
Can Speak German
Phone Number: 
(867) 456-8000

Location

Km 10 Takhini Hot Springs Road
Box 20404
Whitehorse Y1A 7A2
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 456-8000
Fax: 1 (867) 668-2689

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Klondike Spirit

Come on an evening cruise including dinner and a cash bar. You will see a variety of attractions on this two-hour narrated cruise. Get your tickets at the front desk at Triple J Hotel. Group bookings welcome.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-5323
Email: 
triplej@yknet.ca

Location

Fifth Avenue and Queen Street
Box 359
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5323

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

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.

Phone Number: 
(867) 667-6355

Location

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

Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

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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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-5575
Fax Number: 
(867) 993-6415
Email: 
kva@dawson.net

Location

Fourth Avenue and Queen Street
Box 389
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5575
Fax: (867) 993-6415

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi