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

    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

    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

    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.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    304 Second Avenue
    Box 160
    Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 996-2317
    Fax: (867) 996-2907
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 996-2317
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 996-2907
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    Amazing wonders at Kluane National Park
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    Kluane National Park: gateway to the famous St. Elias Mountain Range, where Canada's highest peaks and the world's largest non-polar ice fields await. We visit Da Kų Cultural and Parks Canada...

    Jun 1 2014
    Mar 31 2015
    Starting At
    Minimum: 2 pax
    12655
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/arctic-range-adventure-1
    Arctic Day: White Pass Train & Skagway | full day
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    This tour starts in Whitehorse and we travel along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, BC, connecting with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass railway over the White Pass Summit and into...

    Jun 1 2015
    Sep 25 2015
    Starting At
    + fees & taxes
    3164
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    Arctic Winter Explorer | Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk
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    Join us as we travel overland from the Pacific to the Arctic, along snow covered highways and roadways built of ice along ancient wildlife corridors, and traditional trading routes of First...

    Mar 4 2016
    Apr 8 2016
    plus 5% GST
    13978
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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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    15155
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    Takhini Hot Springs Retreat
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    Relax in the mineral waters of our famous Thermal Hot Springs. Swim or soak in two connected pools of odorless thermal water from deep within the earth, while enjoying the wonderful view of the...

    Dec 2 2014
    Dec 31 2015
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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. Get cozy with the locals in a darkened theatre to share an intimate cinematic adventure.

Highlights for 2015:
Live Music and Film Performances by: Tanya Tagaq and Nanook of the North, John Southworth and the South Seas, Julie Doiron, Jon McKiel, Old Cabin and The Wooden Sky.
23 cinema screenings, including: 20,000 Days on Earth, Down River, Violent, The Sower, Two 4 One, All the Time in the World, Mommy, Virunga and Tu dors Nicole.

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

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

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Free Claim #6

No visit to Dawson City is complete without trying your hand at gold panning! At Claim #6, you can practice your skill and keep all the gold you find! Open thaw to freeze up; hand tools only. FREE!

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Km 18 Bonanza Creek Road
Dawson City, YT
Canada
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-5575
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-877-465-3006
Email: 
kva@dawson.net

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Dawson City Firefighters Museum

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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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

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
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-7407

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Takhini Hot Pools

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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

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

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
BONJOUR!
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Fourth Avenue and Queen Street
Box 389
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5575
Fax: (867) 993-6415
Phone Number: 
(867) 993-5575
Fax Number: 
(867) 993-6415
Email: 
kva@dawson.net
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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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Mile 919 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, YT Y0B 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6198
Phone Number: 
(867) 667-6198

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

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.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

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

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi

Klondike National Historic Sites

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Visit historic Dawson City with costumed interpreters through a variety of tours and programs or on your own time with self-guided options. Tickets and information at the Visitor Centre. Five geocache sites.

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

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

Accommodation

WiFi: 
No WiFi