Parks Canada’s Infrastructure Program
What to know before you visit
Parks Canada is investing $2.6 billion over five years to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.
The Atlin is the last remaining wooden barge from the age of river barge transportation in the Yukon. This season Parks Canada will be restoring its hull. Work is expected to begin in early May and last through the fall.
As part of a regular condition assessment conducted in 2018, we found the hull of the barge to be deteriorating due to environmental factors, such as rain, snow and fluctuating humidity levels. The restoration of the hull will help preserve this important piece of our heritage.
A work area will be established around the barge with construction fencing. Visitor access to the barge will not be permitted for the duration of the work. Access to the S.S. Klondike, the parking lot, and the Millennium Trail will not be impacted.
Our Asset Management team will be offering public information sessions about heritage protection and the Atlin barge project periodically throughout the summer. You can also learn about the S.S. Klondike and the important role that barges played in Yukon’s water transportation system by taking a guided tour.