Climb aboard the S.S. Klondike, one of Canada’s few remaining steam-powered paddlewheelers, and learn how life on the rivers of the Yukon has changed over time. Long before and after the first steam-powered riverboat travelled up the Yukon River, Indigenous peoples have travelled the riverways of the Yukon. The arrival of paddlewheelers in the 1860s brought change to the territory, carrying newcomers and their ways of life, and until 1950 the riverboats continued to serve as the main link between the Yukon and the outside world.
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Hours of operation
Visitor Centre open May 21 to Sept 5, 2022
Open every day
9:00am to 4:30pm
On-board tours of the S.S. Klondike will not be available before mid-June.
Free admission for youth
Other fees still apply
205-300 Main St
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B5
Phone number: 867-667-4511 (summer)
Planning to visit during COVID-19?
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 and Reserve
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.