Covering half a block of downtown Whitehorse, this 740-square-meter (8,000-square-foot) exhibit space chronicles the natural, social, economic and industrial heritage of the Yukon. The artifacts start with prehistoric atlatls (dart throwers) and move through ornate First Nations beadwork all the way forward to one of the first locomotives that hauled in Stampeders from the Alaskan coast. Highlights include a re-created 1898 saloon, a taxidermic albino moose and the cabin of Sam McGee (an ill-fated gold miner immortalized by poet Robert W. Service).
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
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1124 Front St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1A4, Canada
Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm