A legacy of significant history

The Yukon may be famous for its gold rush history and diverse First Nations cultures, but there are countless stories that weave the tapestry of our heritage.

Mammoths to Mounties

Woolly mammoths and scimitar cats once roamed this region known as Beringia. Transportation was crucial to the growth of contemporary Yukon: the White Pass & Yukon Route railway, aviation, and the construction of the Alaska Highway. The story of the Canadian Mountie is rooted in the Yukon, and the territory also has a lesser known but just as colourful silver mining history.

Colourful northern characters

The most authentic, memorable part of Yukon’s heritage isn’t found in a museum. You’re sure to come across an array of fascinating, larger-than-life personalities and colourful characters.

Barracks Office and Retail Services

The historical and former Minto RCMP Barracks building is now home to the ice cream parlour, Carmacks Coffee House and the post office. Relax on the patio deck while enjoying home baking and free Wi-...

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...

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...

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

The legendary 53-km/33-mile Chilkoot Trail protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike Goldrush stampeders. The Chilkoot Trail is a component of...

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...
Arctic Day: White Pass Train & Skagway | full day
starting at
$295
+ fees & taxes

Arctic Day: White Pass Train & Skagway | full day

Aug 15 2017 to Sep 27 2017
This tour starts in Whitehorse and we travel along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, BC, connecting with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass railway over the White Pass Summit and into...
$1650
price per person

Guided Chilkoot Trail Tour

Jun 25 2017 to Aug 13 2017
We follow the Trail, which was crossed by more than 100 000 men und women, explorers and thieves, who ventured to the goldfields in the Klondike in the late 1890s. The Chilkoot Pass towers 1,150...
Whitehorse Wilderness City Tour with SS Klondike & More
$45
5% tax additional. Maximum 12 participants. Group rates available.

Whitehorse Capital City Tour & More!

Jun 01 2017 to Sep 30 2017
Enjoy guaranteed departures & summertime weather from June through September! Your morning tour will impress as you visit hidden gems of the Yukon's Capital City with your experienced guide...