Right at the feet of famous Kluane National Park, this cozy log cabin is nestled between spruce trees and cotton woods with ample space around the cabin and endless wilderness right behind it.
Forested trails and grassy meadows invite for some some amazing hikes into our untouched northern back country. Blue Kathleen Lake, the high country of St. Elias Mountain Range, and the remote valleys of the Cottonwood Pass are only minutes away.
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 opened the path for the rest of us.
At the Old Log Church Museum, we preserve, interpret and provide access to Yukon's church-related historic materials in our care-including the building itself, which is the oldest surviving structure in its original location in Whitehorse. Learn about early missionary and whaling history, First Nations art and culture and the legendary Bishop Who Ate His Boots!
Museum tours and other interpretive programs available. Special programming and free admission on Canada Day and Discovery Day. Old Fashioned Christmas Sale - mid to late November.
Established in 1977, the Yukon Historical & Museums Association works to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage by providing support for education, networking, advocacy, partnerships and awareness.
The British Yukon Navigation (BYN) Company sternwheeler fleet plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City in the early twentieth century. The S.S. Klondike was the largest sternwheeler in the fleet. Built in 1929, the ship sank in 1936, was rebuilt and launched as the S.S. Klondike II in spring 1937.
The Dawson City Museum is the place to begin your exploration of Dawson and the Klondike Gold Rush. Discover Yukon's First Peoples and explorers. Experience the gold rush through the stampeders, the entrepreneurs, and the demimonde.
A variety of programs are available for our visitors. Experience the law prior to the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police. Discover for yourself what it takes to be a Stampeder. Try your hand at the rockerbox and prepare to be amazed at the gold pouring demonstration.
Discovery Claim National Historic Site is where gold was discovered in 1896, triggering the Klondike Goldrush. It is a legally defined mining claim measuring 500 by 2000 feet located on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon. The site is in a deep valley which has been mined heavily since the discovery, first by hand then with mechanized equipment.