Klondike and North Yukon museums & cultural centres
Travel back in time
The Yukon of today is defined by the years that came before it. Immerse yourself in a cultural tour of the region—from understanding the traditions of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in to the making of handmade tools and goods. Plus, you can visit the world’s largest collection of Jack London memorabilia and see century-old artifacts from Dawson City’s Fire Department.
Discover the history and culture of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Take a guided tour of the Hammerstone Gallery or stroll through the Gathering Room to learn about the achievements of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community. Plus, there’s a variety of hands-on programs, films, and cultural events on rotation.
This replica of Fort Selkirk's Big Jonathon House has works of Yukon artists, locally-made beaded clothing, birch-bark baskets, a traditional baby bunting bag, tools—we could go on. There’s plenty to see, and some items are even for sale.
Established in 1898 during the Gold Rush era, the Dawson City Fire Fighters’ Museum is the oldest Fire Department in the Yukon—preserving artifacts and vehicles from the early 20th century to present day. The Dawson City Fire Fighters’ Museum is a non-profit organization run by members of the Dawson City Volunteer Fire Department. Its mission is to preserve the Yukon’s firefighting heritage by acquiring, restoring, and maintaining the equipment, pictures, and memorabilia of the Dawson City Fire Department’s past.
Visit exhibits ranging from the early explorers to the raucous gold rush days at the Dawson City Museum. Dig into the museum’s extensive archival collection and check for your own connection to the Klondike. Who knows—that long-lost wealthy relative might not actually be a catfishing scam.
Attention history buffs and booklovers: answer the Call of the Wild and explore the largest collection of Jack London memorabilia in the north at the Jack London Museum. Photographs, letters, and additional archival materials give you a glimpse into the trials and tribulations of London's gold rush days. Test your Jack London trivia with our knowledgeable interpreters, learn about the dog that inspired White Fang, and peer into the cabin constructed from London's original Klondike home.
Explore the innovative ways Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation people used natural materials; from the making of salmon-skin bags to rare tools used for tasks like tanning animal hide. There’s even the world’s only mammoth snare diorama at the Tagé Cho Hudän Interpretive Centre.
Find unique information about the land and culture of the Vuntut Gwitchin, who have lived here for millennia at the John Tizya Centre. Learn more about the Porcupine Caribou Herd while exploring this award-winning building designed with solar photovoltaic panels— installed for the first time this far north.