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.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

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

Tagé Cho Hudän 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. 

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

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

Jack London Museum

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Attention all history buffs and booklovers! We want you to answer the Call of the Wild by visiting Dawson City’s very own Jack London Museum. Explore the largest collection of Jack London memorabilia in the North—where photographs, letters, and additional archival material—give you a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of London’s Gold Rush days. Test your Jack London trivia with our knowledgeable interpreters, learn about the dog that inspired White Fang, and peer into the cabin constructed from London’s original Klondike home. Open 7 days a week May to September; $5.00.

Spoken Languages
German: 
Don't Speak German

Location

Eighth Avenue and Firth 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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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!
German: 
Don't Speak German

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
  • 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

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    "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 TV, alarm clock, phone and free Wi-Fi.
    Every room has a private bathroom and comes with a hairdryer and assorted toileteries.
    The Aurora Inn Restaurant is open seasonal.
    The Inn offers a Continental Breakfast, including house made fresh bread for an additional charge,

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Can Speak German

    Location

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

    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

    Baby Nugget RV Park

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    "Modern big rig park, no unhooking!!
    “If you can drive it, we can park it”
    No rig is too big, pet and children friendly.
    15, 30, and 50 Amp pull-through sites, wide enough for multiple slides.
    With Cable/Satellite T.V.
    Water and a super easy sani dump.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Km 1003; Historic Mile 650- Actual Mile 627 Alaska Highway
    Box 850, Nugget City
    Watson lake, YT Y0A 1C0
    Canada
    Phone: 867-536-2307
    Fax: 867-536-7667
    Phone Number: 
    867-536-2307
    Fax Number: 
    867-536-7667
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-888-536-2307

    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
  • 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
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    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
    3265
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/northern-tales-travel-services-inc-2
    Basic Aurora Borealis Tour
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/basic-aurora-borealis-tour
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    We want to invite you to experience the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis with us - those mystic dancing northern lights over the nightly skies that have fascinated and influenced cultures...

    Aug 21 2014
    Apr 15 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% GST
    3224
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    By Pack, Paddle, and Paw
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/pack-paddle-and-paw
    sites/default/files/hiking_-_down_to_river_bank.jpg

    Hiking with Huskies, canoeing, wilderness and history, 11 days. On Day 1, boat to our wilderness cabins at Lake Laberge to begin your adventure with 4 spectacular days of hiking and backpacking...

    May 31 2015
    Sep 30 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% tax
    3179
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/yukon-wide-adventures-3
    Canoe, Kayak & Equipment Rentals
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/canoe-kayak-equipment-rentals
    sites/default/files/img_6375.jpg

    For adventurers and travellers who want to explore the Yukon themselves, the rivers in this unique wilderness present you with endless opportunities. Let us equip you with all the right outdoor...

    May 15 2014
    Sep 30 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% GST

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
  • Arts Underground

    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

    Banner Photos: 

    "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 TV, alarm clock, phone and free Wi-Fi.
    Every room has a private bathroom and comes with a hairdryer and assorted toileteries.
    The Aurora Inn Restaurant is open seasonal.
    The Inn offers a Continental Breakfast, including house made fresh bread for an additional charge,

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Can Speak German

    Location

    Fifth Avenue and Harper Street
    Box 1748
    Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 993-6860
    Fax: (867) 993-5689
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 993-6860
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 993-5689
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    Trip Advisor Reviews: 
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    Available Light Film Festival

    Banner Photos: 

    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

    Baby Nugget RV Park

    Banner Photos: 

    "Modern big rig park, no unhooking!!
    “If you can drive it, we can park it”
    No rig is too big, pet and children friendly.
    15, 30, and 50 Amp pull-through sites, wide enough for multiple slides.
    With Cable/Satellite T.V.
    Water and a super easy sani dump.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Km 1003; Historic Mile 650- Actual Mile 627 Alaska Highway
    Box 850, Nugget City
    Watson lake, YT Y0A 1C0
    Canada
    Phone: 867-536-2307
    Fax: 867-536-7667
    Phone Number: 
    867-536-2307
    Fax Number: 
    867-536-7667
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-888-536-2307

    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
  • 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
    3265
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/northern-tales-travel-services-inc-2
    Basic Aurora Borealis Tour
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/basic-aurora-borealis-tour
    sites/default/files/tales_basicauroraborealistour12.jpg

    We want to invite you to experience the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis with us - those mystic dancing northern lights over the nightly skies that have fascinated and influenced cultures...

    Aug 21 2014
    Apr 15 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% GST
    3224
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/cathers-wilderness-adventures-3
    By Pack, Paddle, and Paw
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/pack-paddle-and-paw
    sites/default/files/hiking_-_down_to_river_bank.jpg

    Hiking with Huskies, canoeing, wilderness and history, 11 days. On Day 1, boat to our wilderness cabins at Lake Laberge to begin your adventure with 4 spectacular days of hiking and backpacking...

    May 31 2015
    Sep 30 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% tax
    3179
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/yukon-wide-adventures-3
    Canoe, Kayak & Equipment Rentals
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/canoe-kayak-equipment-rentals
    sites/default/files/img_6375.jpg

    For adventurers and travellers who want to explore the Yukon themselves, the rivers in this unique wilderness present you with endless opportunities. Let us equip you with all the right outdoor...

    May 15 2014
    Sep 30 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% GST

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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