Musées et centres d’interprétation

Musées et centres d’interprétation
La vieille église en rondins de Whitehorse date de 1900.

Culture autochtone, sites du patrimoine mondial, reliques de la ruée vers l’or du Klondike et lieux naturels d’une beauté incomparable sont autant de facteurs qui contribuent à faire du Yukon un endroit où l’on aime s’attarder. Le Yukon, au passé et présent plus grands que nature, est le lieu par excellence où s’imprégner de « l’extrême fixité des choses qui passent ».

Sites historiques, musées et centres d’interprétation

Les milliers de sites historiques qui parsèment le territoire sont autant d’invitations à plonger dans le temps et à revivre avec nous les moments hauts en couleurs de notre passé. Les sites historiques qui jalonnent les routes du Yukon, les tombes sans plaque et les attractions historiques importantes, comme Fort Selkirk et le musée MacBride, fournissent aux touristes d’amples occasions d’en apprendre davantage sur des facettes aussi diversifiées de notre patrimoine archéologique et historique que la Béringie, l’histoire des Premières nations, la GRC, les périodes marquantes de l’exploitation minière ou la construction de la route de l’Alaska.

Une visite s’impose à Dawson, où vous pourrez revivre la période euphorique de la ruée vers l’or du Klondike. Passez d’abord au musée de Dawson, puis joignez-vous à un groupe pour une visite guidée de la ville organisée par Parcs Canada avant de vous diriger vers la Drague no 4, un des nombreux lieux historiques nationaux dans la région. À Whitehorse, prenez le temps de visiter le Centre d’interprétation de la Béringie et le musée ferroviaire Copperbelt, avant de revenir vous reposer pour une agréable balade à bord du tramway qui longe le fleuve. Le S.S. Klondike, une des principales attractions touristiques de Whitehorse, a été complètement restauré et a retrouvé la somptuosité qui faisait de lui non seulement le bateau à aubes le plus imposant à sillonner les eaux du Yukon entre 1937 et 1940, mais aussi l’un des plus élégants. Entre autres attractions touristique qui méritent le détour, mentionnons le Centre d’interprétation de la région de la route Robert-Campbell, à Faro, et le Northern Light Centre, à Watson Lake.

Attraits culturels

Le terme « Premières nations » est peut-être une expression peu familière aux oreilles de nos visiteurs. C’est le terme employé dorénavant au Canada pour désigner les personnes d’ascendance autochtone qu’on appelait anciennement Indiens. Le syntagme exprime l’idée qu’ils forment des nations distinctes et qu’ils étaient les premiers habitants du pays.

Durant vos déplacements à l’intérieur du Yukon, vous aurez maintes occasions de vous faire rappeler que deux mondes coexistent ici – un ancien et un moderne. Les centres culturels et patrimoniaux autochtones sont des lieux tout indiqués où en apprendre davantage sur la culture des Premières nations du Yukon, notamment le Centre culturel Danoja Zho à Dawson, la Maison de Big Jonathan à Pelly Crossing, le Centre patrimonial des Tlingit de Teslin à Teslin, le Centre d’interprétation Tagé Cho Hudän à Carmacks, et le Centre Da Ku à Haines Junction.

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Discovery Claim National Historic Site

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.

The discovery story’s details vary, but it is generally held that Keish /
Skookum Jim Mason, of the Tagish First Nation, discovered the gold. Soon after the discovery, every creek and hillside in the Klondike was being worked.

Explore the 1.5-km/1-mile interpretive trail with the site guide, the
Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the
Geocache. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada
Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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Yukon Historical and Museums Association

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.

Location

3126 Third Avenue
Donnenworth House
Whitehorse , YT Y1A 1E7
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-4704
Fax: (867) 667-4506
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S.S. Keno National Historic Site

The S.S. Keno was built in 1922 and has a shallow two-foot draft and a narrow beam. These features allowed the ship to navigate through shallow water and sections with ever-changing sandbars and gave it the ability to make turns around tight, narrow curves. The stern-mounted paddlewheel permitted the sternwheeler to land anywhere along riverbanks and it assisted in getting off sandbars. The paddle wheel was protected from snags and sweepers by the hull. The S.S. Keno worked mainly on the Stewart River hauling silver-lead concentrate from Mayo to Stewart City. It was also used for the early and late season trips to Dawson City. The S.S. Keno National Historic Site is open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-993-7200,
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike.

BONJOUR!

Location

Parks Canada
Box 390
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7200
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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. 

Location

Next to Selkirk Grocery
Box 40
Pelly Crossing, YT Y0B 1P0
Canada
Phone: (867) 537-3150
Fax: (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!

No visit would be complete without a visit through our Gift Store. Our store is jam packed with beautiful merchandise with a large section of locally made items.

Gunalcheesh!

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Mile 779 (Historic Mile 807) Alaska Highway
Box 133
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: 867-390-2532 (332)

Keno City Mining Museum

Unique displays of a century of silver and gold mining. Tools, equipment, memorabilia, photographs of life in an isolated mining town. Open daily, Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend. Unique gift shop.

Location

Keno, YT
Canada
Phone: (867) 995-3103
Fax: (867) 995-3103
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MacBride Museum of Yukon History

MacBride Museum of Yukon History is a vibrant, interactive museum that covers more than half a city block. Exhibits feature the history of the Yukon with a focus on our capital city – Whitehorse, northern animals, First Nation beadwork and tools, transportation history, the real Sam McGee’s cabin and more. We also present special exhibits that reflect our local community.
Opened in 1952, MacBride is the Yukon’s first museum with an interesting wide-ranging collection of artifacts, photographs and documents. We welcome researchers to use our archive.
Visit our gift shop for unique Yukon treasures and books, or buy online through www.macbridemuseum.com and have the items delivered to your door.
MacBride is open all year round with special programs and events throughout the year. During the summer, we offer daily programs and give our visitors the chance to try one of Yukon’s oldest professions … gold panning.

Location

Parks Canada
1124 First Avenue
Whitehorse Y0B 1L0
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-2709
Fax: (867) 633-6607
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S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

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.

Located on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, Yukon, and restored to its original 1937-40 appearance, the S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads. Explore the boat using the self-guided tour brochure, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the Geocache. Open from the May long weekend till the September long weekend. Bonjour! For more information, call 867-667-3910 / 1-800-661-0486, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/ssklondike.

Location

Parks Canada
205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse Y1A 2B5
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-4511
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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. A small Annex was built on the property to house the gift shop and additional displays.

The Binet House features interpretive displays, a gift shop and tourist information. It is open from late May to mid September, 10 am to 6 pm daily.

Guests can view displays about permafrost, geology and gold and silver mining in the Mayo district. There are displays of historical photos, artifacts, and exhibits about Mayo residents and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun. The Binet House also houses a large collection of medical artifacts and a display of locally made arts and crafts.
Ask for Silver Trail and Mayo Walking Tour brochures.

Location

304 Second Avenue
Box 160
Mayo, YT Y0B 1M0
Canada
Phone: (867) 996-2317
Fax: (867) 996-2907

Vuntut National Park

Vuntut National Park was established in 1995 as part of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Land Claim Agreement. Vuntut means "among the lakes" in the Gwitchin language. The park encompasses 4,345 square kilometres of wilderness in the northwestern corner of Yukon.

Vuntut National Park offers a range of wilderness opportunities from
canoeing the Old Crow River, to hiking in the mountainous, to winter ski trips. Visitors must be entirely self-sufficient and able to handle any medical or weather-related emergency on their trip. There are neither facilities nor developed trails in the park. Visit John Tizya Centre in the community of Old Crow to learn about Vuntut Gwitchin culture and the park.
For more information:
Call 867-966-3626
www.parkscanada.gc.ca/vuntut

Location

Parks Canada
Box 19
Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0
Canada
Phone: (867) 966-3622
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