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

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

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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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
  • Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre

    Operated by the Department of Tourism and Culture. Drop by and view the wildflower exhibit and receive information on the Yukon. Open daily, mid-May to late September.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Km 1870 Alaska Highway
    Beaver Creek, YT Y0B 1A0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 862-7321
    Fax: (867) 862-7614
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 862-7321
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 862-7614

    Bedrock Motel and RV Park

    Free wireless Internet. Cable TV. In-room coffee. Large rooms with choice of double or queen beds. Open year-round. Look for the red roof!
    Coin laundry and showers. Four acres of grassed sites. 40-amp hook-up. Great fishing nearby.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    2 km north on Silver Trail Highway
    Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 996-2290
    Fax: 1 (867) 996-2728
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 996-2290
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 996-2728

    Beez Kneez Bakpakers

    A quaint and homey little hostel located in beautiful downtown Whitehorse. Offering fun, friendly, and affordable accommodation. Where you "come as a stranger and leave as a friend."

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    408 Hoge Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1W2
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 456-2333
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 456-2333

    Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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    The Best Western Gold Rush Inn boasts a convenient Main Street location, close to shopping, attractions and the Yukon River Waterfront. It’s home to an Aveda Spa and the Gold Pan Saloon, which was named one of the “Best Bars Across Canada” by the Globe and Mail.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    411 Main Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B6
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 668-4500
    Fax: 1 (867) 668-7432
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 668-4500
    Fax Number: 
    1 (867) 668-7432
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-800-661-0539

    Big Horn Hotel

    Family owned and operated, quiet, very clean, Wi-Fi, satellite, flat screen TV, fridge, coffee pot, all queen beds, two Jacuzzi rooms, kitchen suites, wheelchair accessible room. We consistently have the lowest rates. Smiles are free!

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Downtown, right on the Alaska Highway
    Box 851, 703 Frank Trail
    Watson Lake, YT Y0A 1C0
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 536-2020
    Fax: 1 (867) 536-2021
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 536-2020
    Fax Number: 
    1 (867) 536-2021
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    Christmas / New Year's Aurora Package
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    Customized Yukon River Canoe Trips
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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
  • Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre

    Operated by the Department of Tourism and Culture. Drop by and view the wildflower exhibit and receive information on the Yukon. Open daily, mid-May to late September.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Km 1870 Alaska Highway
    Beaver Creek, YT Y0B 1A0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 862-7321
    Fax: (867) 862-7614
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 862-7321
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 862-7614

    Bedrock Motel and RV Park

    Free wireless Internet. Cable TV. In-room coffee. Large rooms with choice of double or queen beds. Open year-round. Look for the red roof!
    Coin laundry and showers. Four acres of grassed sites. 40-amp hook-up. Great fishing nearby.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    2 km north on Silver Trail Highway
    Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 996-2290
    Fax: 1 (867) 996-2728
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 996-2290
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 996-2728

    Beez Kneez Bakpakers

    A quaint and homey little hostel located in beautiful downtown Whitehorse. Offering fun, friendly, and affordable accommodation. Where you "come as a stranger and leave as a friend."

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    408 Hoge Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1W2
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 456-2333
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 456-2333

    Best Western Gold Rush Inn

    Banner Photos: 

    The Best Western Gold Rush Inn boasts a convenient Main Street location, close to shopping, attractions and the Yukon River Waterfront. It’s home to an Aveda Spa and the Gold Pan Saloon, which was named one of the “Best Bars Across Canada” by the Globe and Mail.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    411 Main Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B6
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 668-4500
    Fax: 1 (867) 668-7432
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 668-4500
    Fax Number: 
    1 (867) 668-7432
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-800-661-0539

    Big Horn Hotel

    Family owned and operated, quiet, very clean, Wi-Fi, satellite, flat screen TV, fridge, coffee pot, all queen beds, two Jacuzzi rooms, kitchen suites, wheelchair accessible room. We consistently have the lowest rates. Smiles are free!

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Downtown, right on the Alaska Highway
    Box 851, 703 Frank Trail
    Watson Lake, YT Y0A 1C0
    Canada
    Phone: 1 (867) 536-2020
    Fax: 1 (867) 536-2021
    Phone Number: 
    1 (867) 536-2020
    Fax Number: 
    1 (867) 536-2021
  • 3182
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/nature-tours-yukon
    Chilkoot Trail
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/chilkoot-trail-0
    sites/default/files/travelyukon-chilkoot-alaska-naturetoursyukon.jpg

    A trek over the Chilkoot Trail is an experience that you’ll not soon forget.
    Starting at Dyea, Alaska, you’ll retrace the Klondike Gold Rush route. Feel the exhilaration of climbing to the...

    Jun 21 2015
    Aug 22 2015
    plus tax
    13978
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/alayuk-adventures-3
    Chilkoot trail
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/chilkoot-trail
    sites/default/files/chilkoot_pass.jpg

    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
    Starting At
    + fees & taxes
    18300
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/nature-tours-yukon
    Christmas / New Year's Aurora Package
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/christmas-new-years-aurora-package
    sites/default/files/travelyukon-naturetoursyukon-christmas.jpg

    Mother Nature is having a Christmas party and you're invited!
    Join us for a magical Christmas / New Year's vacation filled with soft snow, yuletide cheer, good food and breathtaking Northern...

    Dec 19 2014
    Jan 4 2015
    Starting At
    + taxes
    3225
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/cathers-wilderness-adventures-3
    Customized Yukon River Canoe Trips
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/customized-yukon-river-canoe-trips
    sites/default/files/dsc01197_-_copy.jpg

    Design your own guided Yukon River trip. Common options are 2 days (Whitehorse to Lake Laberge), 6 to 8 days (Lake Laberge to Carmacks), or 14 days or more to explore all the way to Dawson....

    Jun 1 2015
    Sep 30 2015
    Starting At
    plus 5% tax
    14008
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/yukon-horsepacking-adventures-0
    Dining Lodge Rental
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/dining-lodge-rental
    sites/default/files/sap_3885edit.jpg

    Rent our Log Dining Lodge for your event! Great for Workshops, Retreats, staff parties, or family gatherings. Up to 40 person capacity. Full kitchen facilities, outdoor barbeque, and campfire...

    Apr 1 2014
    Apr 1 2017
    Starting At
    + tax

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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