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Whitehorse First Nations dancers at the Gathering of Traditions Potlatch – YFNTA local attractions whitehorse Visitor information centre Make your first stop the VIC in downtown Whitehorse for information on events and activities throughout the Yukon. Inquire about the many guided day trips and activities available in the Whitehorse area. Located at 100 Hanson Street. (867) 667-3084 (year-round), www.travelyukon.com airport. Nearby, you’ll see the restored DC-3 airplane on a rotating pedestal that has the distinction of being the world’s largest wind vane. www.yukontransportationmuseum.ca yukon Arts centre & Gallery Atop a ridge overlooking Whitehorse and the Yukon River valley sits the Yukon’s premier arts and entertainment facility. This modern venue features local, national and international theatre and concerts, and the adjacent gallery showcases the work of professional Yukon artists and visiting shows. Located next to Yukon College. Free admission. www.yukonartscentre.com s.s. Klondike The carefully restored S.S. Klondike, the largest sternwheeler to ply the Yukon River, is a Parks Canada National Historic Site. Located downtown on a bank of the Yukon River, this is one of Whitehorse’s landmark attractions. Daily guided tours offered throughout the summer. www.pc.gc.ca/ssklondike Old log church Museum Built in 1900, the Old Log Church and Rectory are among the oldest buildings in Whitehorse. Today, the church’s exhibits and interactive displays tell stories about the early days of missionaries, whalers, explorers and Yukon First Nations. View an impressive collection of artifacts and learn about the early contact between Europeans and the Yukon First Nations peoples. Come and hear about the legendary “bishop who ate his boots”! www.yukonmuseums.ca yukon Beringia interpretive centre During the last ice age, a vast region called Beringia extended from Siberia across Alaska and northern Yukon. Beringia escaped glaciation and became a refuge for plants and animals like the woolly mammoth, scimitar cat and giant beaver. The centre has a full-size cast of the largest woolly mammoth ever recovered and a reconstruction of the 24,000-year-old Bluefish Cave archaeological site. Located at Km 1422 on the Alaska Highway near the airport—watch for the woolly mammoths! www.beringia.com MacBride Museum Start your Yukon adventure here! Beside the Yukon River, MacBride Museum offers the most comprehensive overview of the territory’s history. Visit our new “Modern History” gallery to learn about the events that shaped the Yukon since the 1880s. Explore our geology, see over 40 species of animals, visit the Discovery Zone for Kids, and try your hand at gold panning. See Engine 51 of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, and Sam McGee’s Cabin. Enjoy films, presentations daily. Open year-round. www.macbridemuseum.com yukon transportation Museum Much of the Yukon’s transportation legacy has been preserved for visitors. Find out how dogsledding has challenged and entertained northerners for over a century. Learn about Alaska Highway and Canol Road history, visit the Bush Pilot Room, view a photo exhibit showcasing Yukon’s aviation history, and see a replica of Queen of the Yukon. The museum is located on the Alaska Highway next to the 32

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Table of Contents
Destination Yukon
Calendar of Events
Watson Lake
Southern Lakes Teslin, Tagish, Atlin, Carcross, Marsh Lake, Mount Lorne
Whitehorse
Kluane Haines Junction, Destruction Bay, Burwash Landing, Beaver Creek
Campbell Faro, Ross River
Silver Trail Stewart Crossing, Mayo, Keno City
Klondike Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, Dawson City
North Yukon Old Crow
Winter Magic
Yukon Scenic Drives
Experience Yukon
Yukon Highways Accommodations
Hunting
Campgrounds and RV Parks
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