Interpretive Centre

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

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The Klondike Gold Rush brought many a miner and fortune-seeker to the Yukon. Not long after the first miners arrived, stories of giant beasts unearthed during the quest for gold began to spread. To this day, with the help of local miners and First Nations, more treasures of the Yukon’s distant past are being recovered every year. These remains and artifacts tell a story of a world quite unlike the Yukon you see today.

Location

Km 1423 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-8855
Fax: 1 (867) 667-8854
Phone Number: 
1 (867) 667-8855
Fax Number: 
1 (867) 667-8854

Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre

Past and present culture of the Northern Tutchone. Fascinating exhibits with rare tools, traditional outfits and more! World's only mammoth snare diorama! Local crafts for sale. Walking trail. Open Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am - 6 pm. 

Location

Box 135
Carmacks Y0B 1C0
Canada
Phone: (867) 863-5831
Fax: (867) 863-5831
Phone Number: 
(867) 863-5831
Fax Number: 
(867) 863-5831

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

Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Cente sits on the beautiful shores of Teslin Lake near the community of Teslin (1 ½ hrs south of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway). The centre is open June 1st to September 1st 7 days a week from 9:00-5:00pm, during the winter months by appointment only.

The Centre exhibits stunning art by our local carvers, beaders and crafts people. Cultural demonstrations are scheduled during the summer as well. The Ha Kus Teyea Celebration has become our featured bi-annual event. Plan to join us for our next one in July 2015!

Spoken Languages
BONJOUR!

Location

Mile 779 (Historic Mile 807) Alaska Highway
Box 133
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: 867-390-2532 (332)
Phone Number: 
867-390-2532 (332)
Fax Number: 
(867) 390-2156

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.

Listings
Packages
  • Annual Crane and Sheep Festival

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    "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.

    Location

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

    Arctic Range Adventure

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    Your unforgettable journey to the North starts here! With amazing new highlights for adventure travelers all our day tours and guided round-trips offer a great variety of Arctic activities, which will leave all our guest with unforgettable memories.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Box 30140
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5M2
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 667-2209
    Fax: (867) 667-2265
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 667-2209
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 667-2265
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-877-667-2208

    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

    Aurora Inn

    "Established in 1998, The Aurora Inn, which is open year round, offers accommodation in a quiet comfortable setting.
    Rooms at Aurora Inn are spacious, with a carpeted floor, wooden furnishings, cable T.V., , alarm clock, phone and free Wi-Fi.
    Every room has a private bathroom and comes with a hairdryer and assorted toileteries.
    Conveniently located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Harper Street, The Inn is within walking distance of the local historic attractions, museums and galleries.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Fifth Avenue and Harper Street
    Box 1748
    Dawson City Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-6860
    Fax: (867) 993-5689
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 993-6860
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 993-5689

    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

    Location

    212 Lambert Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1Z4
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 393-3456
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 393-3456
  • 6161
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/tagish-wilderness-lodge-1
    Aurora & Indian Summer - de luxe Wilderness Escape
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-indian-summer-de-luxe-wilderness-escape
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    The best of both seasons - beautiful fall colors and spectacular Aurora Borealis! All combined with a unique and intimate wilderness experience, a stay in a traditional log cabin and topped with 2...

    Aug 25 2013
    Sep 30 2014
    Starting At
    + tax, per person
    3183
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/nature-tours-yukon
    Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights package
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-package
    sites/default/files/travelyukon-northernlights-naturetoursyukon.jpg

    Discover the magic of Yukon's Northern Lights. See the Aurora Borealis dance in the star-filled night. An experience that leaves you in awe!
    Check out the best Yukon Aurora viewing packages...

    Sep 5 2014
    Mar 29 2015
    Starting At
    plus tax
    13724
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/sundog-retreat
    Aurora Inspiration - autumn trip includes airfare
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-inspiration-autumn-trip-includes-airfare
    sites/default/files/aug_29_aurora_3.jpg

    Get inspired under the northern lights! Watch aurora borealis from your private cottage at night and enjoy your daytime. Includes half-day fishing, three hour city tour, Yukon Wildlife Preserve...

    Aug 15 2014
    Oct 15 2014
    + 5% tax
    13661
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/sundog-retreat
    Aurora Nights and Snow Fun at Sundog Retreat
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-nights-and-snow-fun-sundog-retreat
    sites/default/files/aurora_telescope_fall_2013.jpg

    Spend the evenings watching aurora borealis from your private cottage. Fill up your daytime with fun! Includes half-day dogsledding, three hour city tour, Yukon Wildlife Preserve tour, delectable...

    Nov 1 2014
    Apr 15 2015
    + 5% tax
    13580
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/sundog-retreat
    Aurora Yukon - 3 nights
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-yukon-3-nights
    sites/default/files/_mg_7017.jpg

    Imagine a crystal clear sky and wide open field surrounded by mountains. The velvet night invites you to listen to the silence. Above you, the sky comes alive with brilliant colour… this is your...

    Aug 15 2014
    Apr 15 2015
    + fees & taxes

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.

Listings
Packages
  • Annual Crane and Sheep Festival

    Banner Photos: 

    "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.

    Location

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

    Arctic Range Adventure

    Banner Photos: 

    Your unforgettable journey to the North starts here! With amazing new highlights for adventure travelers all our day tours and guided round-trips offer a great variety of Arctic activities, which will leave all our guest with unforgettable memories.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Box 30140
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5M2
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 667-2209
    Fax: (867) 667-2265
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 667-2209
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 667-2265
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-877-667-2208

    Arts Underground

    in
    Banner Photos: 

    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

    Aurora Inn

    "Established in 1998, The Aurora Inn, which is open year round, offers accommodation in a quiet comfortable setting.
    Rooms at Aurora Inn are spacious, with a carpeted floor, wooden furnishings, cable T.V., , alarm clock, phone and free Wi-Fi.
    Every room has a private bathroom and comes with a hairdryer and assorted toileteries.
    Conveniently located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Harper Street, The Inn is within walking distance of the local historic attractions, museums and galleries.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Fifth Avenue and Harper Street
    Box 1748
    Dawson City Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-6860
    Fax: (867) 993-5689
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 993-6860
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 993-5689

    Available Light Film Festival

    in
    Banner Photos: 

    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

    Location

    212 Lambert Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1Z4
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 393-3456
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 393-3456
  • 6161
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/tagish-wilderness-lodge-1
    Aurora & Indian Summer - de luxe Wilderness Escape
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-indian-summer-de-luxe-wilderness-escape
    sites/default/files/img_7194_edit_-_copy.jpg

    The best of both seasons - beautiful fall colors and spectacular Aurora Borealis! All combined with a unique and intimate wilderness experience, a stay in a traditional log cabin and topped with 2...

    Aug 25 2013
    Sep 30 2014
    Starting At
    + tax, per person
    3183
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/nature-tours-yukon
    Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights package
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-borealis-northern-lights-package
    sites/default/files/travelyukon-northernlights-naturetoursyukon.jpg

    Discover the magic of Yukon's Northern Lights. See the Aurora Borealis dance in the star-filled night. An experience that leaves you in awe!
    Check out the best Yukon Aurora viewing packages...

    Sep 5 2014
    Mar 29 2015
    Starting At
    plus tax
    13724
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/sundog-retreat
    Aurora Inspiration - autumn trip includes airfare
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-inspiration-autumn-trip-includes-airfare
    sites/default/files/aug_29_aurora_3.jpg

    Get inspired under the northern lights! Watch aurora borealis from your private cottage at night and enjoy your daytime. Includes half-day fishing, three hour city tour, Yukon Wildlife Preserve...

    Aug 15 2014
    Oct 15 2014
    + 5% tax
    13661
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/sundog-retreat
    Aurora Nights and Snow Fun at Sundog Retreat
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-nights-and-snow-fun-sundog-retreat
    sites/default/files/aurora_telescope_fall_2013.jpg

    Spend the evenings watching aurora borealis from your private cottage. Fill up your daytime with fun! Includes half-day dogsledding, three hour city tour, Yukon Wildlife Preserve tour, delectable...

    Nov 1 2014
    Apr 15 2015
    + 5% tax
    13580
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/sundog-retreat
    Aurora Yukon - 3 nights
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/aurora-yukon-3-nights
    sites/default/files/_mg_7017.jpg

    Imagine a crystal clear sky and wide open field surrounded by mountains. The velvet night invites you to listen to the silence. Above you, the sky comes alive with brilliant colour… this is your...

    Aug 15 2014
    Apr 15 2015
    + fees & taxes

Operators

From hotels to attractions to wilderness guides, this is your gateway to some of Yukon’s best operators and experiences. You’ll find businesses offering a range of visitor services – airlines, accommodations, tour planners, restaurants, shopping, and more – plus organizations that want to share some of Yukon’s legendary experiences with you, from festivals and museums to parks and historic sites.

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