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S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada


© Parks Canada / Fritz Mueller 

The big white S.S. Klondike sternwheeler on the banks of the Yukon River attracts visitors in Whitehorse, Yukon to explore the exciting history of the Yukon River. The Klondike welcomes guests to return to the romantic days of the riverboats. Find out how the ship worked, what it carried and how people spent their days aboard the vessel. Locate the geocache or try the game of quoits. After your visit to the riverboat, round out the adventure with one of the many attractions along the Whitehorse waterfront.

The S.S. Klondike is closed for the season effective September 7, 2015.  It will reopen May 21 for the 2016 summer season.  During the visitor season the site is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Parks Canada has knowledgeable staff on site at the S.S. Klondike to welcome visitors.

Featured Activities

Parks Canada/Paul Gowdie

Roam the decks of an authentic sternwheeler 
The days of ferrying practically everything up and down the Yukon River are gone but you can explore the mighty S.S. Klondike and discover how the ship maneuvered the swift waters. Wander the freight deck, inspect the powerful paddlewheel and admire the spectacular scenery of the Yukon River valley from the sun deck.

© Parks Canada / Fritz Mueller

Guided tours
Explore the S.S. Klondike with professional guides who bring the days of the riverboats to life. Their knowledge and enthusiasm heightens your experience as you explore the boat.

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