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
  • 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

    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.

    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

    Birch Street Bed and Breakfast

    in

    Business has been operating since 1990.
    Operator has extensive knowledge of outdoor pursuits and travel.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    1501 Birch Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3X1
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 633-5625
    Fax: (867) 633-5625
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 633-5625
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 633-5625
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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
  • 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

    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.

    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

    Birch Street Bed and Breakfast

    in

    Business has been operating since 1990.
    Operator has extensive knowledge of outdoor pursuits and travel.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    1501 Birch Street
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3X1
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 633-5625
    Fax: (867) 633-5625
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 633-5625
    Fax Number: 
    (867) 633-5625
  • 15327
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/terre-bor%C3%A9ale
    Canoeing day
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/canoeing-day
    sites/default/files/_igp3607.jpg

    Join us for a day on the mighty Yukon river, from Marsh lake to Schwatka Lake in Whitehorse. A very easy paddle that will take you through Miles Canyon!
    ($165/pers, min 2 pers)

    Or if...

    Jun 1 2014
    Sep 30 2014
    Starting At
    tax included
    3156
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/alayuk-adventures-3
    Canoeing down the Nisutlin River.
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/canoeing-down-nisutlin-river
    sites/default/files/orignaux.jpg

    Canoeing down the Nisutlin river. Wonderful experience in the wilderness. It’s possible to see wildlife such as moose, bears, lynx, beavers, eagles and wolves. 6 days/5 nights.

    Jun 14 2014
    Sep 21 2014
    Starting At
    + fees & taxes
    13969
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/best-western-gold-rush-inn-0
    Claimjumper Special
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/claimjumper-special
    sites/default/files/ccg03.jpg

    Start your Yukon adventure off right with a hearty breakfast for two at the Gold Pan Saloon after a comfortable nights sleep in at the Best Western Gold Rush Inn! With a great Main Street location...

    May 1 2014
    Sep 30 2014
    + fees & 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), up to 14 days or more to explore all the way to Dawson....

    Jun 1 2014
    Sep 30 2014
    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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