The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. In June and July, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of outdoor areas, some camping services, and some indoor areas at national historic sites.

We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places and areas that are closed.

Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

We continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, and avalanche control, among others.

Update for July 30, 2020 - Non-medical masks and face coverings

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. When you visit a Parks Canada place, you may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend.

An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.


As of July 16, S.S. Klondike National Historic Site reopened some facilities and services.

Important information about your visit to S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

If you are a Yukon resident or you meet the conditions for entry to Yukon, and are not required to self-isolate, you are welcome to visit the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site and participate in Parks Canada programming.

What's open (updated July 14, 2020)

Visitor centre

  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, every day, July 16 to September 7.

  • Window service only, for purchase of merchandise and payment for guided tours
  • Gift shop merchandise window display, with purchases made at the “take-out” window
  • Pulbic washrooms open

Program offer

Guided tours

Access to the S.S. Klondike will be by guided tour only. Self-guided visits of the S.S. Klondike vessel are temporarily not allowed.

  • Tours starting at 10 am
  • Cost of tour is $7.80 adult; $7.30 senior; $3.90 youth (6 - 17); child (5 and under) FREE
  • Maximum of 6 people per tour (“bubbles” of more than 6 are allowed as long as no one else is on the tour)
  • For further details and to book a tour:
    Phone number: 867-667-4511
    Email address: pc.ssklondikeinfo.pc@canada.ca

Theatre

  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • NFB documentary In the Days of the Riverboats will be shown throughout the day

Thank you for respecting our temporary restrictions and the continuing need to physically distance!

What's closed (updated July 14, 2020)

Self-guided visits of the S.S. Klondike vessel itself are temporarily not allowed. Access to the boat will be by guided tour only. Tours will have a maximum of 6 people per tour. For details and/or to book a tour:
Phone number: 867-667-4511
Email address: pc.ssklondikeinfo.pc@canada.ca

Note: The upper decks of the S.S. Klondike remain closed due to structural concerns. Work to address these concerns is ongoing.

All facility rentals and large events remain suspended until further notice. To discuss the potential for future bookings, please contact:
Email address: pc.ssklondikeinfo.pc@canada.ca


Thank you for respecting our temporary restrictions and the continuing need to physically distance!

Your safety when visiting
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between yourself and others.
  • We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at S.S. Klondike National Historic Site. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by members of the public.
  • Come prepared with your own “COVID-kit” including hand sanitizer and masks for everyone in your group.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with its partners to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

For the most up to date information, visit: