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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

Dawson City Fire Fighters' Museum

The Dawson City Fire Fighters’ Museum in a non-profit organization run by members of the Dawson City Volunteer Fire Department. Our mission is to preserve our firefighting heritage by acquiring, restoring and maintaining the apparatus, equipment, pictures and memorabilia of the Dawson City Fire Department’s past.

Located next to the Fire Hall in the North end of town, directly across from the Ferry Landing, the museum offers an extensive collection of vintage fire engines, apparatus, artifacts, pictures and information about the history of fire fighting in the City of Dawson.

Established in 1898 during the Gold Rush era, we are the oldest Fire Department in the Yukon, and we have many artifacts and vehicles on display from this period. In addition to these unique exhibits, we also house vehicles and firefighting equipment from the early Twentieth Century right up until the present day.

For more information, please visit our website.

Location

Next to the Firehall on Front Street, across from the ferry landing.
Front Street
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-7407
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Peabody's Photo Parlour

Dress in 1900 costume and have a picture taken in our Victorian studio. We sell film, print digital and negative, camera accessories, local crafts, gold/silver jewellery, frames, scrapbooking.

Location

Box 284
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5209

Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum

Located at Mile 919 Alaska Highway — two kilometres north of Two Mile Hill along the Alaska Highway (between Kopper King and Raven’s Ridge). Accessible via public transit.

The Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum is an interpretive learning experience focusing on Whitehorse and Yukon mining and rail history. Whether it’s a ride through the northern boreal forests you crave, a place to take your family for fun and adventure, or a fascinating history lesson on northern mining, rail and life, visiting our museum, picnic pavilion, playground and beloved train ride on the “Loki” is a must for you, your friends and your family.

Location

Mile 919 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, YT Y0B 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6198

George Johnston Museum

See rare Tlingit First Nation hide and beaded cultural artifacts, brilliant ceremonial clothes, film and dioramas; 1942 World War II U.S. Army highway-era radio range; and the story of a car in the roadless wilderness, on an ice highway. RV parking.

Experience galleries devoted to colourful exhibits, dioramas and artifacts honouring the lives of George Johnston, the Inland Tlingits and other Teslin Lake residents.

Visit our gift shop stocked with unusual products that reflect local life and converse with staff ready to offer insights on local history and exhibits.

Location

Mile 776 (Historic Mile 804) Alaska Highway
Box 146
Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 390-2550
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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

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.

Here at the Centre, we provide our visitors with a look back into the amazing and often bizarre world of ice age Yukon. You’ll learn about ice ages, extinct animals, and First Nations legends—all contributing to a better understanding of the long lost sub-continent of Beringia.

Murals and dioramas depict Beringia’s landscapes, floras and faunas. The Centre also features films, original works of art, and exhibits of discovered remains from throughout the Yukon.

The Centre is located in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Location

Km 1423 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6
Canada
Phone: 1 (867) 667-8855
Fax: 1 (867) 667-8854
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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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White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route was completed in 1900 with the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike in Carcross, YT. Known as “The Scenic Railway of the World”, it took the labor of 35,000 men, using only black blasting powder and crude tools, to hew out the 110-mile narrow gauge line that originally stretched from Skagway, AK to Whitehorse, YT. WP&YR was named an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1994, joining the Statue of Liberty and the Panama Canal. Today, guests experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles and tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars. Trips depart from Skagway, AK, Fraser, BC, Carcross, YT, and Whitehorse, YT, between early May and late September each year. The White Pass & Yukon Route is Alaska’s most popular shore excursion and a favorite on many Alaska/Yukon travelers must-see lists.

Location

Building 1938
Carcross, YT Y0B 1B0
Canada
Phone: (867) 821-3930
Fax: (867) 821-3932
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-800-343-7373
Email: 
info@wpyr.com
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Annual Crane and Sheep Festival

"Each spring Sandhill Cranes fly back to their nesting grounds in the northern regions of North America and north eastern Siberia. They use the thermals over Faro as their elevator to gain altitude. In their migration flights, the Sandhill Crane will fly in long lines or in Vs. They make a loud garoo-oo-a-a-a type of call when they fly which can be heard more than 1.6 km (1 mile) away. This means it is likely you will hear them long before you actual see them in flight.

You will also witness nature’s most amazing sight, the Fannin sheep coming out with their young ones. Fannin sheep can only be found around Faro, Yukon Territory.

You can witness all this and enjoy a wonderful weekend full of fun, activities, free barbeques, presentations, wildlife viewing and more by participating in our Annual Crane and Sheep Festival scheduled from May 2-4, 2014. "

GUTEN TAG!

Location

Box 580
Faro, YT Y0B 1K0
Canada
Phone: (867) 994-2728
Fax: (867) 994-3154
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Waterfront Trolley

Visitors to downtown Whitehorse can park and ride the beautifully restored 1925 Waterfront Trolley. The trolley departs northbound from Rotary Peace Park, across from the SS Klondike, and southbound from Spook Creek Station, behind Earl’s Restaurant. Passengers are welcome to disembark and re-board along the route at the various stations. This interpretive ride describes the Whitehorse waterfront’s fascinating history including the stories about the White Pass & Yukon Route line and the mighty sternwheelers that plied the Yukon River.

Location

1127 First Avenue
Stops along the downtown waterfront
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G5
Canada
Phone: (867) 667-6355