Things to do & places to visit in Yukon, Canada

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Yukon #11 destination in Canada 2023. The average rating score is 4.50 based on 10.2k traveler reviews, of 125 attractions. Timezone: America/Whitehorse, current date and time: Friday, December 08, 2023, 21:43.

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Wed Sep 06 2023 at 10:00 am to Wed Dec 13 2023 at 10:20 am (GMT-05:00) Fall 2023 Baby Story Fun 10:00 am - birth to 18 mos. (Wednesday) Yukon Trips & Adventures
Wed Sep 06 2023 at 11:30 am to Wed Dec 20 2023 at 12:00 pm (GMT-05:00) Fall 2023 MORNING Preschool Storytime 11:30 am - 3yrs to PreK (Wednesday) Yukon Free Kids
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  1. 5.0 Tombstone Territorial Park (231 reviews)
    - Helicopter Tour and Landing at the Tombstones in Yukon Territory was absolutely dreamy and amazing!
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Helicopter Tour and Landing in the Tombstones in Yukon Territory was absolutely dreamy and amazing! TransNorth Helicopters out of Dawson City took my wife and I on a 3hr tour (1hour flight and 2hour landing stop and walk to Talus Lake) Pilot Nathan went above and beyond to ensure I was able to safely get in and out of the helicopter. He encouraged me to walk to the lake and didn’t make me feel rushed as I walked slower. This is must do experience and most definitely needs to be on your bucket list! Thanks Nathan and TransNorth for helping us create wonderful memories that will last a life time! See more..
  2. 5.0 Kluane National Park and Reserve (142 reviews)
    - A stunning place to explore!
    National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    This huge park is well-known for its fantastic scenic landscape and its excellent opportunities for recreational activities. See more..
  3. 5.0 Lumel Glass Blowing Studio (114 reviews)
    - Local experience led by wonderful people
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Art Galleries • Lessons & Workshops
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    Lumel Studios is a community Glass Blowing studio located in Whitehorse, Yukon that revolves around a positive and creative space. We offer free demos, a gallery space, as well as several exuberant workshops in structural glassworking, blowing, and sand casting. See more..
  4. 5.0 Kluane Glacier Air Tours (84 reviews)
    - Didn’t want adventure to end!
    Air Tours
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    Our pilot was Stewart. His knowledge and engaging personality took this trip out of the ordinary. Safety was always foremost and we felt very confident in his abilities, particularly when another plane was in the area. I appreciated how he would calmly mention that we might feel a bump before we changed direction or come into contact with crosswinds. And he tailored the trip to fit changing weather conditions. A once in a lifetime adventure that I highly recommend and would happily do again. See more..
  5. 5.0 Midnight Dome (57 reviews)
    - Views for miles and miles
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    We were recommended by a local to visit the Dome. It had absolutely magnificent 360 degrees views of Dawson and surrounding areas. The ogilvies, the goldfields and Dawson city. It was absolutely beautiful. Not enough words could ever describe it See more..
  6. 5.0 Icefield Discovery (50 reviews)
    - Amazing Views
    Sightseeing Tours
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    We booked this trip with another couple and had to delay a couple of times for the weather to be right. Worth the wait. Flew to a glacier landing spot and took photos of Mt Logan - Canada's largest mountain - unfortunately the top was hidden by clouds. We actually landed on the glacier - saw the camp that is available to book (ya no). Took some photos and then back in the plane to return. Total trip is about 1.5 hours. See more..
  7. 5.0 Tagish Lake Kennel (44 reviews)
    - A highlight of our Alaska trip
    Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Our family thoroughly enjoyed the sled ride, presentation and puppies. Our guide was very patient and informative as we asked many questions. We were impressed with their knowledge and care of the dogs. I highly recommend a trip to Tagish Lake Kennel when you're in Skagway. See more..
  8. 5.0 Rocking Star Adventures (36 reviews)
    - Mind blowing surreal experience
    Sightseeing Tours
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    This was on my list for quite some time and boy, did it deliver. After being postponed twice due to unfavorable weather conditions, we were finally able to make it. Daniel is an exceptional pilot and was able to get us up in the air within 30 mins of us contacting him. We were lucky as it was a last minute request. It was a joy to see frozen glaciers and snow capped peaks from up above in the sky. While landing and taking off, there were strong cross winds, but we never experienced any unexpected turbulence. Dan is an accomplished pilot and guide. I will highly recommend it. See more..
  9. 4.5 Yukon Wildlife Preserve (866 reviews)
    - A must go to preserve, if you want to animals close up!
    Friday: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 12 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing, education and photo opportunities. Wildlife species are spread out around a 5km loop suitable for walking, biking and skiing (in winter). In winter Kicksled rentals are available.Guided experiences are available with regular schedule daily tour, to premium VIP tours as well as tours provided by local travel operator partners. See more..
  10. 4.5 Miles Canyon (647 reviews)
    - Miles Canyon is well worth the trip and so close to downtown!
    Friday: Nature & Wildlife Areas • Geologic Formations
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    I rented a bike from Cadence Cycle in downtown Whitehorse and I cycled up 2 Mile Road to the white horse statue, and then down the Alaska Highway to Miles Canyon. I returned back to downtown White horse via Schwatka Lake and all the floatplanes. I highly recommend this route to everyone by car or bike. Miles Canyon is definitely not to be missed. It is so pristine and clean and quiet. I crossed the bridge and then did the trails to the right of the bridge which were easy and offered some breathtaking views. It’s hard to believe there’s a park like this so close to the city. See more..
  11. 4.5 S.S. Klondike (634 reviews)
    - A piece of history sitting just right there!
    Historic Sites • Ships
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    Was great to walk the Millenium Trail and be able to see this important piece of history. It was Feb in a snowstorm... but really enjoyed seeing it up close. The information / pictures about the SS Klondike that were outside the little building nearby were also very informative. Whitehorse's history is very very cool! See more..
  12. 4.5 Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall (553 reviews)
    - Great Entertainment
    Spent 2-3 hours Bars & Clubs • Casinos
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    Welcome to Canada’s First Casino, Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall! Since 1971, Diamond Tooth Gerties has been wowing visitors with its unique Klondike period style, cancan entertainment and friendly charm. One visit and you’ll know why we’re a casino like no other! Gerties is operated by the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) and all proceeds are re-invested in the community. Complete with casino games, nostalgic tunes, and three different cancan-inspired shows, it will be a night on the town that you won’t soon forget! Lucky summer visitors will be hosted by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself, who will blow you away with her powerhouse vocals and cheeky conversation. If that’s not enough, the high-kicking antics of her “Gold Rush Girls” will have you dancing in your seats. Open 7-days a week, from May to September and selected weekends throughout the year. You must be nineteen years of age to enter and have valid ID. See more..
  13. 4.5 MacBride Museum (543 reviews)
    - What's there is great, just missing more about Residential Schools
    Friday: Natural History Museums
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    Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum gives the best and most entertaining overview of the colorful characters and groundbreaking events that built Canada's Yukon. Fun for the whole family, gold panning and historical skits daily during the summer months. Open all year. See more..
  14. 4.5 Caribou Crossing Trading Post (466 reviews)
    - Pretty quiet but still glad to see them open despite the lack of Alaska cruisers
    Natural History Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Farms
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    Caribou Crossing, home of the "Museum of Yukon Natural History", specializes in serving up a fresh, hot BBQ lunch daily. Be sure to stop by for a homemade meal and stick around for one of many onsite activities. They offer dogcart rides with a fleet of local huskies, gold panning, and an extensive gift shop featuring the finest local Yukon-made artwork and gifts. See more..
  15. 4.5 Yukon Visitor Information Centre (429 reviews)
    - Visit here to enhance your Whitehorse experience.
    Visitor Centers
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  16. 4.5 Emerald Lake (414 reviews)
    - Rainy day but colours were still vibrant
    Bodies of Water
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    We went on a rainy day but the green colours were still showing up. Now I wondee how they look like at a sunny day. The contrast will definitelt be even more stark. Regardless, it is a good place to stop along the South Klondike Highwau. On normal times, tour buses come here from the cruises back down in Skagway aa an excursion so happy to enjoy it while they are still not allowed to get in and have a more quiet time. See more..
  17. 4.5 Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre (358 reviews)
    - A Rushed Tour - Need to Go Back!!
    Temporarily closed - Closed until May 1, 2023 Natural History Museums
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    We only had a short time for a quick tour, however there is lots to see and learn about. The exhibits are well displayed and the guide was very knowledgeable. I would definitely visit for a longer time if ever in the area again. See more..
  18. 4.5 Sign Post Forest (352 reviews)
    - Highly Recommended
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    A must-do stop while driving the Alaska Highway. It is a remarkable place and worth exploring for a few minutes. See more..
  19. 4.5 Carcross Desert (274 reviews)
    - The world's smallest desert
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    While not a true desert, the Carcross Desert definitely is a nice touch in the area. The views around the desert are magnificent and grateful to enjoy it while the busloads of Alaska cruise excusionists are still not entering into the Yukon. Looks like it is a great place for sandboarding and ATV rides! See more..
  20. 4.5 Dawson City Visitor Information Centre (246 reviews)
    - Loved the Parks Canada historical walking tour!
    Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Visitor Centers
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    We are the Yukon Visitor Centre for Dawson City. We are here to provide you with the most accurate and latest information about things to see and do in town. We will do our best to answer all the questions that you can have! We are open from May 1st to September 30th every year from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily. We share our building with Parks Canada who offers walking tours of town and tours of Historic Sites. They are open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm in the shoulder seasons (May and September) and 9:00am to 7:00pm in June-July-August. Come visit us! See more..
  21. 4.5 Dawson City Museum (220 reviews)
    - Very Interesting
    Speciality Museums
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    This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the Gold Rush era. See more..
  22. 4.5 Dredge No. 4 (209 reviews)
    - Wow!
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Huge machine, awesome inside and out. I never knew that was how they took the gold from the water. We had a local guide do the tour (not the guide from Parks Canada) but you really do want someone to explain it all. They do have a board inside with a line drawing and explanation if you don't take the tour. See more..
  23. 4.5 Yukon Transportation Museum (195 reviews)
    - A Must Do In Whitehorse!
    Friday: Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    A Moving Experience. True Yukon stories live here. Come & experience big, impressive modes of transportation – dramatic, authentic, and personal stories of Yukon ingenuity & self-sufficiency. Group tours welcome. See more..
  24. 4.5 Whitehorse Fishway (154 reviews)
    - Ever wonder what a fish ladder looks like?
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    We just happened upon this while walking the Millenium trail. The staff explained the research being done as well as how the fish ladder works - all took less than 10 minutes, and we saw a couple of fish go through. If you are in the neighbourhood, definitely stop in - especially during salmon running season. You can follow their research on Facebook - Whitehorse Fish Ladder. See more..
  25. 4.5 George Black Ferry (136 reviews)
    - Ferry cross the Yukon….
    Spent < 1 hour Ferries
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    The efficiency and professionalism of the Ferry crew are amazing!!! We used the Ferry 4x’s as pedestrians and once with our truck and camper to get between West Dawson and Dawson City on our cross country road trip to Alaska. Not only is it an essential means to cross the Yukon River it is a Free service provided by the Yukon government!!! By the way for all you campers out there who may be traveling this way, a wonderful alternative to the Dawson City in town RV parks is just across the Yukon River as you debark the ferry. The Yukon River Campground. No hook ups but large wooded sites, many on the river. Clean out houses-not smelly! $20 a night, first come first served! Happy trails! See more..
  26. 4.5 Yukon Suspension Bridge (115 reviews)
    - Swing high swing low your on the miles canyon bridge
    Spent 2-3 hours Bridges
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    What a beautiful little swinging bridge it does need some repairs but it is safe enought o cross etc , nike the loop and then cross the bridge family or friends all around great times across the miles canyon See more..
  27. 4.5 Robert Service Cabin (113 reviews)
    - Sue is the best!
    Historic Sites
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    The Robert Service Cabin is part of the Klondike National Historic Sites in Dawson City, run by Parks Canada. See more..
  28. 4.5 Things to Do in Yukon (97 reviews)
    - Be Prepared!
    Scenic Drives
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    Scenic highway near the Arctic Circle. See more..
  29. 4.5 Matthew Watson General Store (84 reviews)
    - Best store North of 60!
    Speciality & Gift Shops
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    This place is awesome! I’ve been stopping here for decades, I’m a tour guide from Skagway. Ron is a hoot, super nice guy. Be sure to ask him if he wants to sell the antique stuff, he loves that. Kinda worried (more than kinda) about the 2020 season. It looks grim for everyone. Particularly for me, finally ready to sell Ron my ‘98 Toyota Tacoma, that he’s wanted for years. Ron? Ron?? —sigh. See more..
  30. 4.5 Da Ku Cultural Center (84 reviews)
    - worth the visit
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    The Da Kų Culture Centre is an innovative cultural facility located in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) in the southern part of Canada's Yukon Territory. Da Kų (Our House) celebrates the culture and traditions of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Dän (people). The centre is a teaching, curatorial and interpretive facility, providing programming directed to our Citizens as well as the general public. Da Kų honours our language and stories, our strong connection to the land, and our living culture. Da Kų also connects the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Dän to the wider community of Dakéyi, our southern Yukon and northwestern British Columbia homeland. These links are illustrated by the other agencies housed in our facility - Parks Canada's Kluane National Park Visitor Centre, with its feature exhibits, and Yukon Government's Visitor Information Centre, which showcases pieces from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. No admission is charged for visiting Da Kų. We recommend a couple hours be allowed for visiting the centre. See more..
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