Historic Park/Site

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.

Location

Parks Canada
205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511
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Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre

Kluane National Park and Reserve covers 21,980 square kilometres. It’s a land of mountains, icefields and valleys with a diverse plant and wildlife species, and is home to Mount Logan (5,959 m), Canada's highest peak. Established in 1976, Kluane abuts three other protected areas: Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska, and British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Park. Together, the parks form the largest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Location

Parks Canada
Box 5495
Haines Junction Y0B 1L0
Canada
Phone: (867) 634-7207
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S.S. Keno National Historic Site

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Location

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

Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

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Location

Parks Canada
Box 390
Dawson City Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges that worked this area, Dredge No. 4 was designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company. The dredge rests on Claim No. 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek, near the spot where it ceased operations in 1960. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate
industrial mining in Canada.

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Location

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

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Location

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

Location

Parks Canada
Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
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Ivvavik National Park

DEMPSTER HIGHWAY TO THE WESTERN ARCTIC
The Northwest Territories Visitor Information centre provides information services on the Dempster Highway, Inuvik Region and rest of Northwest Territories. Current road and weather conditions, accommodations, licensed operators, visitor facilities and special events. Videos on the Dempster Highway and the Northwest Territories. Open mid-May to mid-September.

Ask for a copy of ""Destination Inuvik"" brochure showcasing summer & winter packages including accommodation such as:
Boat/Fly to Tuktoyaktuk

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Location

Parks Canada
Box 1840
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Canada
Phone: (867) 777-8800
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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park.

The Chilkoot Trail starts at tidewater in Dyea, Alaska, and ends on the shores of Bennett Lake, the Southern Lakes headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Amidst this rugged northern wilderness an overlay of artifacts and heritage landscape features tell of the story of the Klondike Goldrush.

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Location

Parks Canada
205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-3910
Fax: 1 (867) 393-6701
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-800-661-0486
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