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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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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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Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

Welcome to the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Our Cultural Centre is located on the bank of the Yukon River in downtown Dawson. Enjoy gallery tours, river trips, art and cultural events. Come explore our rich heritage. Open Monday to Saturday in summer. Winter tours by appointment.

Location

Across from the visitor centre
1131 Front Street, Box 599
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-6768
Fax: (867) 993-6553

Boréale Explorers

Our day and multi-day trips are a perfect combination of adventure and local culture. Daily nature walks, city cycle tours and three to five day experiences are all available to ensure you have a memorable Yukon vacation!

BONJOUR!
GUTEN TAG!

Location

Long Lake Road
Whitehorse
Canada
Phone: (867) 336-1722
Toll-Free Phone: 
1-888-488-8489
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Klondike National Historic Sites

Tour Dawson City's historic buildings with a costumed guide or take an audio tour on your own. Information can be found at the Visitor Information Centre. 

BONJOUR!

Location

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

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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Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

Come out to the only gambling hall ‘North of 60’ and be entertained by Dawson City’s original Klondike queen—Diamond Tooth Gertie! Get swept away by her powerhouse vocals as her Gold Rush Girls perform acrobatic high kicks in contemporary cancan style. While you’re taking in one (or all) of the three nightly shows, try your luck at blackjack, poker, roulette, or at one of our many slot machines. Step back in time and enjoy this one-of-a-kind attraction! Open 7 days a week, May to September. Select weekends throughout the year, $12 Entry.

Location

Fourth Avenue and Queen Street
Box 389
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
Canada
Phone: (867) 993-5575
Fax: (867) 993-6415
Email: 
kva@dawson.net
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