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.
While located almost in middle of the Town of Faro the John Connolly Municipal Campground offers visitors a wilderness experience that you will never forget. Once you drive into the park you will totally forget that you are in the middle of Town. The very well preserved and maintained treed park with very private sites will make you feel that you are somewhere in the middle of the wilderness.
John Connolly R.V. Park is a unique wilderness facility right in the centre of Town. The campground offers washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. The camp sites have full hook-ups; fire pits and free fire wood. A R.V. dump station is also available.
It is one of the beautiful, cleanest and peaceful R.V. parks that we have ever seen” are the comments that we hear repeatedly from our guests. We are confident you will feel the same once you visit us!
The Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery is open year round and hosts ten to fourteen exhibitions a year. Concurrently, in the Community Gallery and Yukon Electrical Youth Gallery we have exhibitions featuring local and youth artists. We are committed to excellence in the visual arts and to bringing innovative exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of contemporary art from local, regional, national and international perspectives. Everyone is welcome to attend opening night receptions. Artists are often in attendance.
We are also happy to offer various types of Gallery Tours, Art Talks at the Old Fire Hall, a monthly Kids Kreate during the fall/winter and an Art Library at Arts Underground.
Visit historic Dawson City with costumed interpreters through a variety of tours and programs or on your own time with self-guided options. Tickets and information at the Visitor Centre. Five geocache sites.
Not long after gold was discovered in large quantities in the Klondike, dredges were brought into the Yukon—the first dredge was built in the fall of 1899. One of the two dozen dredges that worked this area, Dredge No. 4 was designed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company. The dredge rests on Claim No. 17 below Discovery on Bonanza Creek, near the spot where it ceased operations in 1960. Dredge No. 4 is the largest wooden hull, bucket-line dredge in North America and is a significant example of corporate
industrial mining in Canada.
Guided tours of Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site are provided by
licensed private operators. You can also learn about the dredge using the site guide, the Explora app, or the Xplorer kid's booklet. See if you can find the three Geocaches in the Klondike Goldfields. For more information, call 867-993-7200, www.parkscanada.gc.ca/klondike. Bonjour!
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.
Located only 25 minutes from downtown Whitehorse and open year round, we provide visitors the opportunity to view and learn about 10 species of northern mammals on our 700 acre preserve.
You can walk, ski, snowshoe or bike our 5 km viewing loop at your leisure or join us for a bus tour guided by one of our friendly and knowledgeable interpreters. Both experiences provide excellent opportunities to view Yukon mammals in natural habitats. Reservations are recommended for guided tours.
Our facility includes the Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Center where injured wild animals are cared for by specialists who work to release healthy, capable animals back into the wild.
We are a center of northern education, conservation and research excellence and are a proud member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. Our mission is to promote knowledge and foster appreciation of arctic and boreal ecology.
The Canada Games Centre, built as a host venue for the 2007 Canada Winter Games, is a multi-purpose venue located in the heart of Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse. Minutes from Whitehorse hotels, the Centre is the largest venue of it’s kind in Northern Canada and one of few in Western Canada.
With two arenas, a flexihall, a fieldhouse, aquatic centre, fitness centre, indoor running track and flexible event space, the Canada Games Centre really does offer it all. From Aquafit to Zumba….the Canada Games Centre has spontaneous use drop-in activities for all ages, dawn till dusk at affordable rates!
Amenities include: ATCO Ice, Child Play Area, Coca-Cola Fieldhouse, Family Literacy Centre, Flexihall (sprung hardwood floor), Indoor Fitness Track, Leisure Ice, Meeting Rooms, Northwestel Arena, Physio Plus, Subway® Food Services, Wellness Centre, Wellness Studio, Whitehorse Lions Aquatic Centre, Booster Juice®
The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.
Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities.
Each year the Festival hosts over 150 artists and features a vibrant schedule of traditional and contemporary performances, artist demonstrations, an art market and gallery, workshops, cultural presentations, films, community feast, and more!