Attractions & Experiences
The Yukon is home to an exciting range of cultural, heritage and outdoor experiences that will get you out on the land, into our heritage and hearing our stories first hand.
You can see our beautiful homeland from the comfort of a modern vehicle or motor boat, on horseback, by bicycling or walking. Explore the list below and check with cultural centre and visitor information centre staff to access the most up-to-date information on these opportunities.
Outdoor Experiences: Montana Mountain | Fishwheel Charters | Whitehorse Who What Where Tours | Shakat Tun Adventures | Long Ago Peoples Place | Tutchone Tours
Timberpoint Campground Services | Josie’s Old Crow Adventures | Yukon Wild Water Bikes
Attractions: Bordertown Garage & Museum | Beaver Creek | First Nation Carving Shed | Carcross Commons | Yukon Motel Wildlife Exhibit
Historic Sites: Snag | Fort Selkirk Historic Site | Forty Mile, Fort Constantine, and Fort Cudahy Historic Site

Outdoor Experiences

Montana Mountain | Hiking & Mountain Biking
Carcross


For more Information:
destinationcarcross.ca
Carcross Visitor Information Centre
Montana Mountain offers scenery, history, and adventure in all seasons. Summer is the high season, with hiking and mountain biking possible from sunup to sundown, colorful displays of alpine flowers everywhere, and wildlife sightings are common. Wintertime brings with it the opportunity to explore the trails by ski and snowshoe.

Montana Mountain boosts a 50 km network of mountain bike and hiking trails awarded “One of the Best in the World” by Outside Magazine in 2013. Guided rides are available as well as a shuttle service up the mountain to the start of the track. For maps and info stop by the Carcross Visitor Information Centre or visit montanamountain.ca.

Fishwheel Charters
Dawson City


For more Information:
(867) 993-6237
info@fishwheeltoursyukon.com
https://fishwheeltoursyukon.com/
Travel the majestic Yukon River on one of their Yukon River trips or be in awe of the Yukon winter on one of their dog sled tours. They offer a two-hour Yukon River tour, a multi-day Yukon River trip from Whitehorse to Dawson City and dog sled adventures during the winter.

Tommy Taylor, your only First Nation Yukon Tour Guide in Dawson City, has spent his entire life on and around the Yukon River. He offers the area’s most unique and authentic river experiences during the summer months and winter excursions under the northern lights.

Whitehorse Who What Where Tours


For more Information:
(867) 333-0475
whitehorsetours@aol.com
whitehorsetours.com
Who What Where Tours was created by a true Yukon Ambassador – Teena Dickson. In this day and age, we would say Teena’s lead role is to pioneer in her own unique, wise way. Teena saw a real need to offer more authentic Yukon experiences led by Yukoners, which would be affordable for travellers of all ages.

Whether you are here for a visit, family matters or business… Who What Where Tours is glad you finally made it to the Yukon. Give the ‘locals’ a call. They have plenty of real stories, awesome information and several tours they want to share with you. They offer enlightening, original and fun tours to meet your needs.

They have several tour options, whether it be one of their sightseeing offerings or something off the beaten path, all their tours will provide you with a unique Yukon experience showcasing our rich history and strong cultural roots that makes the Yukon a special place to remember.

Shakat Tun Adventures
Kluane Lake


For more Information:
(867) 332-2604
shakattunadventures@gmail.com
shakattunadventures.com
Would you like to learn the secrets of living off the land?

Located 60 kilometers north of Haines Junction on Kluane Lake, Shakat Tun Adventures offers a variety of unique experiences that take you back in time, into the deepest aspects of traditional First Nations Culture. Their beautiful base camp is tucked away in Christmas Bay with spectacular views of Sheep Mountain and the Kluane Mountain ranges, and includes: four cabins (4-8 people), a 32’ Yurt for meals/gatherings, 24’ smoke house/meeting place, workshop studio, wall tents and fire pits. The area is home to traditional medicinal plants and numerous wildlife including bears, wolf, sheep, bison and eagles.

Join Shakat Tun Adventures for one of their unique day tours, overnight tours or adventure packages. These adventures include guided nature hikes on existing trapping trails, flora/fauna walks, campfire legends and stories and more.

Authentic, unforgettable and inspiring… it’s your adventure!

Long Ago Peoples Place
Champagne


For more Information:
(867) 634-7047
longagopeoplesplace@gmail.com
yukonfirstnationculture.com
Located just off the Alaska Highway (74 kms north of Whitehorse), en route to Haines Junction, Long Ago Peoples Place is an authentic re-creation of a traditional First Nations Village. Their experienced guides will walk you through the forest and teach you about traditional structures and how they were built and utilized by their ancestors. The experience will take you back in time when only wood, stone and animal parts were used to create everything our Southern Tutchone culture needed. From animal and fish traps, to housing and storage structures, you will learn and be amazed at the ingenuity that First Nation ancestors had to make life vibrant in the far north. Open year-round (winter by appointment).

Tutchone Tours
Pelly Crossing


For more Information:
(867) 336-3043
tutchonetours.com
Tutchone Tours is owned and operated by Teri-Lee Isaac, a Selkirk First Nation citizen of the Northern Tutchone in Pelly Crossing in central Yukon, mid-way between Whitehorse and Dawson City. A graduate of the Yukon University & Heritage and Culture Program, Teri-Lee has a wealth of knowledge about the region’s culture and history, and has operated tours on land and water. Recognizing a gap in local tourism services, Teri-Lee started Tutchone Tours, an Indigenous woman owned business that offers expert-led guided boat tours to Fort Selkirk.

She and her partner, William Smith, operate these tours always considering safety as a Number 1 priority. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Yukon’s Gold Rush and spend time with local Indigenous tour guides, learning about Northern Tutchone culture and history during full day river boat tours, Fort Selkirk guided tours and storytelling.

Timberpoint Campground Services
Alaska Highway Km. 1278


For more Information:
(867) 390-2624
timberpointcampground@gmail.com
timberpointcampground.com
Timberpoint is only open to Yukoners for the summer of 2021.

Timberpoint is a wilderness oasis, nestled between Teslin Lake and the Alaska Highway right at the kilometer post ~ Km 1278. This campground lies directly on the lakeshore of one of Yukon’s largest, and most beautiful fresh-water lakes. This makes our campground popular with all types of visitors – from the RV traveler, to the tenter, or the cyclist.

The campground is very quiet and offers excellent views with a number of unserviced lake-side RV and tenting sites. Facilities are limited with outdoor privies, garbage containers, fire pits and picnic tables throughout. A covered rain shelter with a wood stove is offered for evening visits. Water and firewood are available free of charge, so you may relax and enjoy the views beside a crackling fire, amidst Yukon’s breathtaking wilderness.

There is access to the lake where you can stroll the sandy shoreline, or set yourself down and relax on a bench and take in a fabulous evening sunset, or listen to the pair of resident loons calling. They offer the use of canoes and kayaks to registered guests to paddle the shoreline, or for the more adventurous, launch your motor boat at the gravel boat launch, and troll out to catch a nice fresh lake trout for dinner.

Teslin lake is well known for its fishing and has a variety of species, including arctic grayling, inconnu, lake trout, white fish, northern pike and salmon in the fall. Timberpoint is family owned and operated. The campground is clean, quiet and very well kept. They are pet friendly and look forward to meeting you!

Josie’s Old Crow Adventures
Old Crow


For more Information:
(867) 966-3088
info@oldcrowadventures.com
josiesoldcrowadventures.com
Josie’s Old Crow Adventures is owned and operated by Paul Josie. Paul Josie is a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow. He is grandson to Edith Josie, author of the famous column, “Here are the News”. Raised in Old Crow, Paul has always had a special connection to the land. He grew up running sled dogs and helping with his family’s dog team. Together with his wife Bree and children Tl’yah Tr’an and Adam, this is a family owned and operated indigenous tourism business who are excited to take you out on the land and teach you about our culture and our community. They offer northern lights excursions, skiddoo tours of the Old Crow area, and dogsled adventures.

Yukon Wild Water Bikes
Whitehorse


Photo: Starflower Photography
For more Information:
(867) 332-5929
michelle@yukonwildwaterbikes.com
yukonwildwaterbikes.com
Yukon Wild Water Bikes offers eco-friendly fun and fitness on the water! Experience cycling on Chadburn Lake in the Yukon’s pristine wilderness just 10 minutes from downtown Whitehorse. A unique outdoor adventure everyone from 8-80 will be sure to enjoy!

Pedal it out with family, friends, solo, or with coworkers on a team building jaunt.

Rentals are hourly and include use of a life jacket, small storage compartment and beverage holders on the bike, and a waterproof lanyard for your phone.

No balance or ability is required! It’s easier than riding a bike, with an engineered double pontoon system providing superior stability. Relax, enjoy, and have some fun under the Yukon sun.

Attractions

Bordertown Garage & Museum
Beaver Creek


For more Information:
867-862-7340
bordertownyukon@yahoo.ca
Bordertown Garage and Museum was created and is operated by Beaver Creek’s colourful and legendary resident Sid van der Meer. Located in Sid’s back yard, the museum has been called “one of the quirkiest collections of antiques and artifacts anywhere in North America”. The museum features a variety of themed rooms and several garages that house Sid’s restored vehicles including a '28 Model A, a '56 Pontiac or a '51 Buick. Sid's vehicle collection is almost as extensive as his collection of antiques and other treasures including ancient fossilized turtles to Pearl Harbour helmets. Sid invites you to drop by for a personalized tour. Admission is by donation.

First Nation Carving Shed
Carcross


For more Information:
(867) 821 6012
The Carving Shed houses one the area's oldest traditions. Here citizens of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation nurture an art form that has been practiced for generations over thousands of years. See Master Carver Keith Wolfe Smarch and his team of carvers as they work on traditional Inland Tlingit and Tagish totem poles, masks, and more. For maps and info stop by the Carcross Visitor Information Centre.

Carcross Commons
Carcross



For more Information:
http://destinationcarcross.ca/
Walk in the footsteps of Skookum Jim and feel the spirit of a people that have lived in this breathtaking confluence of rivers, lakes, and ancient trade routes for over 10,000 years. Let their story become part of your story, one that you will be proud to pass onto your children and their children. Only a 45-minute drive south of Whitehorse, let your breath be taken away with their modern bistros, cool cafes, local artisans’ boutiques and much more. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Yukon Motel Wildlife Exhibit
Teslin


For more Information:
(867) 390-2575
yukonmotel@northwestel.net
The Yukon Motel Northern Wildlife Museum is the finest the Yukon has to offer. Numerous species of Yukon wildlife are on display in their natural habitat. It is an incredibly informative and educational display.

Historic Sites

Snag
Beaver Creek



For more Information:
White River First Nation
(867) 862-7802
This historic village is located 25 kilometers east of Beaver Creek off the Alaska Highway. Snag was named for the tendency of boats getting snagged in the rough waters of the White River during the Klondike Gold Rush. The US/Canada governments built an airport to create a safe landing strip during WWII.

The White River First Nation families that lived in the area were one of the most isolated aboriginal groups in North America. Snag is also known as the "coldest place in North America" the after hitting a record -63.9C (-83.0 F) in 1947. In 1948, two Roman Catholic priests built a log church near airport in an area known as the Snag Indian Village and rented a little shack for the school. Today Snag Indian Village is considered a ghost town. Guided tours are available.

For photos and more information stop by the Beaver Creek Visitor Information Centre or contact the local First Nation.

Forty Mile, Fort Constantine, and Fort Cudahy Historic Site
Dawson City



Photo: Government of Yukon
For more Information:
YG Historic Sites
(867) 667-5386
yukon.ca/en/learn-about-historic-sites
This historic site on the Yukon River straddles the mouth of the Fortymile River, northwest of Dawson City. There are the remains of three clusters of pre-Klondike Gold Rush communities; a mining town, Yukon’s first North West Mounted Police post and an American-based commercial trading post. It is cooperatively owned and managed by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and Yukon Government. This is a summer attraction. For more info phone YG Historic Sites Unit, (867) 667-5386.

Fort Selkirk Historic Site
Pelly Crossing



Photo: Government of Yukon
For more Information:
YG Historic Sites
(867) 667-5386
yukon.ca/en/learn-about-historic-sites
Occupied for centuries by FN people, this historic settlement is a living cultural heritage site near the confluence of the Yukon and Pelly rivers. Designated as a Territorial historic site, it is co-owned and co-managed by the Yukon Government’sHistoric Sites Unit and the Selkirk First Nation. The settlement was established by the Hudson’s Bay Co. in 1848, as a trading post for the Northern Tutchone people,then occupied sporadically by traders, missionaries, and the RCMP until the 1950s. About 40 buildings still stand in good repair. Visitors can see the site virtually unchanged since it was abandoned. Guided tours and campground facilities are available. Accessible by air and water only. Commercial tours operate out of Minto Resorts. For more information contact the Selkirk First Nation Heritage Officer at (867) 537- 3331.