For the first half of the twentieth century, the sternwheelers of the British Yukon Navigation Company plied the upper Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City. The S.S. Klondike was the largest of the fleet. Sitting proudly on the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse, she has been meticulously restored and refurnished, paying tribute to an era before roads, when riverboats and rail linked the Yukon to the outside world.

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Captain Frank Slim

Learn about Frank Slim, a Yukon First Nations man who worked his way up the ranks to qualify as a Master Pilot on the sternwheelers. Tours are offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. through the month of June. 

Sites nearby

  • Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

    Hike a legendary trail through the northern Coast Mountains, from Alaska’s Taiya Inlet to the headwaters of the Yukon River in northern British Columbia. 

  • Klondike National Historic Sites

    Step back into the days of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Prowl a paddlewheeler. Explore goldfields. Magical Dawson City is a frontier town where history mingles with everyday life.

  • Kluane National Park

    With vast icefields and 17 of Canada’s 20 highest peaks, Kluane offers outstanding alpine scenery, rich First Nations culture and history, and a mix of extreme adventure and accessible outdoor recreation.  

  • Vuntut National Park

    Explore untouched northern landscapes and learn the story of the Vuntut Gwitchin people and their relationship to the land and animals of the northern Yukon. 

Hours of operation

Open from May 20th until September 5th 2017.

Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission

Contact us

Telephone: 867-667-3910
Email: whitehorse.info@pc.gc.ca