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.
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®
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!
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.
Takhini Hot Pools is a natural mineral hot springs located 30 km from downtown Whitehorse. Our facilities are clean, the pool is drained nightly, and the water is odourless. Enjoy a soak in our 42° Celsius water! We are open seven days a week.
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.
Yukon arts and crafts. Located in Carcross at the gold pans. We have eight local artists' items in our store. Featuring: Ron Berg's metal art, William Kane's antler carvings, Daphne Mennell's art cards and more. We ship! Don't drive past without seeing this display!
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.
Available Light Film Festival
February 6 to 15, 2015 @ Yukon Arts Centre
The Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) has been a fixture in the territory’s cultural scene for over a decade. Every year, the festival screens the best of contemporary Canadian and international film to eager audiences in Whitehorse. ALFF provides the opportunity to see award-winning films, participate in workshops and the ALFF Media Industry Forum, and be transported to other worlds in the dead of winter. Get cozy with the locals in a darkened theatre to share an intimate cinematic adventure.
Highlights for 2015:
Live Music and Film Performances by: Tanya Tagaq and Nanook of the North, John Southworth and the South Seas, Julie Doiron, Jon McKiel, Old Cabin and The Wooden Sky.
23 cinema screenings, including: 20,000 Days on Earth, Down River, Violent, The Sower, Two 4 One, All the Time in the World, Mommy, Virunga and Tu dors Nicole.