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
  • 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.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    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

    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

    Bistro on Bennett

    in

    Open early May through late September, breakfast through dinner daily. Northern specialties along with treats from the sea! Rustic northern ambience in downtown Carcross. Licensed patio.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Km 109 Klondike Highway
    Box 120
    Carcross, YT Y0B 1B0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 821-3003
    Fax: (867) 821-3003
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 821-3002
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-888-740-0815

    Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc.

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    From Day Trips to Wilderness Tours, from Cabin Rentals to Adventure Publications - Black Bear Wilderness offers authentic and well planned Yukon Adventures. Year-round.

    Join exciting Day Trips around Whitehorse or as far as Kluane National Park. Go wildlife viewing, learn common bush crafts or relax in our natural hot springs. Try seeing all this from above on a breathtaking helicopter ride.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Box 20935
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6P2
    Canada
    Phone: 867-633-3993
    Phone Number: 
    867-633-3993
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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
  • 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.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    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

    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

    Bistro on Bennett

    in

    Open early May through late September, breakfast through dinner daily. Northern specialties along with treats from the sea! Rustic northern ambience in downtown Carcross. Licensed patio.

    Spoken Languages
    BONJOUR!
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Km 109 Klondike Highway
    Box 120
    Carcross, YT Y0B 1B0
    Canada
    Phone: (867) 821-3003
    Fax: (867) 821-3003
    Phone Number: 
    (867) 821-3002
    Toll-Free Phone: 
    1-888-740-0815

    Black Bear Wilderness Adventures Inc.

    Banner Photos: 

    From Day Trips to Wilderness Tours, from Cabin Rentals to Adventure Publications - Black Bear Wilderness offers authentic and well planned Yukon Adventures. Year-round.

    Join exciting Day Trips around Whitehorse or as far as Kluane National Park. Go wildlife viewing, learn common bush crafts or relax in our natural hot springs. Try seeing all this from above on a breathtaking helicopter ride.

    Spoken Languages
    German: 
    Don't Speak German

    Location

    Box 20935
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6P2
    Canada
    Phone: 867-633-3993
    Phone Number: 
    867-633-3993
  • 3225
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    Customized Yukon River Canoe Trips
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/customized-yukon-river-canoe-trips
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    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
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    Starting At
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    DeLuxe Aerial Quest Explorer
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/deluxe-aerial-quest-explorer
    sites/default/files/dollarphotoclub_32591471_1024x1024.jpg

    DeLuxe Aerial Quest Explorer
    8day $6,750 pp inc tax and Airfare
    Get in the Race! Yukon Quest 1000 mile dogsled race. Only race crossing an International Border. Experience the Magic...

    Dec 16 2014
    Feb 1 2015
    inc tax & air
    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
    3186
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/northern-lights-resort-spa-0
    Discover Your Senses - Aurora & SPA Package
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/discover-your-senses-aurora-spa-package
    sites/default/files/img_0411.jpg

    Created for those of us who just love to be pampered. Enjoy some of the most vivid displays of the Northern Lights found anywhere and combine Aurora viewing with a pampered and relaxing stay at...

    Sep 1 2014
    Apr 12 2015
    Starting At
    + fees & taxes
    18967
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/yukon-winter-adventures
    Dog Sledding & Aurora Weekend Escape - 3 days
    http://travelyukon.com/trade/package/dog-sledding-aurora-weekend-escape-3-days
    sites/default/files/canada_2011_145.jpg

    Your chance to experience dog sledding in the Yukon as captain of your own dogteam!
    Let us take you on the ride of your lifetime! Our friendly, well trained dogs will accompany you through...

    Feb 1 2015
    Apr 10 2015
    Starting At
    per person, +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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