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S.S. Klondike

Whitehorse, Yukon, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was an interesting place to visit. They want you to watch a short video before you go on the boat. That video was quite interesting especially since we stopped at a view point on the way to Dawson City that was featured in the video. The SS Klondike was easy to find and it was easy to imagine what... More

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Lexington, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The boat was in service until the 1950's which is really astounding. It has been placed on dry land and is well preserved. Most of the areas are accessible or viewable. It is a very interesting look at what travel was like just 60 or so years ago on the Yukon. Tour is self guided and with the aid of... More

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Port Hardy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful example of what it was like to travell the Yukon Rivers so long ago. Compare then to now and you can get an idea of why we have a much longer lifespan.

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Columbus
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a self-guided tour with a brochure that is detailed and there are signs through out the boat. If you ever wondered what it was like to travel back at the turn of the last century and even up to the 1950's, this is the place to see what luxury was like back then. We found the boat to... More

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Butte, Montana, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took a self guided tour of this boat. It was very interesting to see what the inside looked like and what it transported so many years ago. There was Park personnel available to answer any questions. I would go see this again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely do the Parks Canada tour on this historic paddle wheeler! It's one of 3 remaining paddle wheelers you can view that are still around from the days of '98 (1898 that is). The 1 hour tour is done extremely well for anyone who likes a bit of history and really wants to understand just why these were the Boeing... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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332 reviews 332 reviews
93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a really nice historical site. The boat is restored so that you have a very good idea of what it was like to travel down/up the river on the Klondike. Short intro movie helps a lot by putting it into context. But the star of the show is the restoration. I can just picture myself as a first... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a lovely piece of history and well worth the time to walk there and tour the ship. The video in the little theatre is interesting and adds to the local history and knowledge.

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Minden, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

we particularly enjoyed the short introductory movie on the history of the SS Klondike. it makes the ship come to life. Everything is well kept and clean.

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Kamloops, Canada
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267 reviews 267 reviews
73 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

its was only about 100 years ago, that steam was the only power they had. now look at it. anyways, very nicely re-stored. glad they took the time to save a very important part of history. its a free attraction.

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