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S.S. Klondike

Whitehorse, Yukon, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Whitehorse
Type: Historic Sites
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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is history at its best to be able to walk around this great example of the paddle wheeler and hear the stories of the Klondike .

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Brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It was freezing when we went to visit. However it gave an impression on just how hard it would be to live in those times. The true spirit and the determination of the people who went before was inspiring. As the travel by river from Whitehorse to Dawson City it must have been hard in those days when you thought... More

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Dallas, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a very nice old paddle wheeler right on the river. Clearly a tourist attraction, but still nice to visit. :-)

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Whitehorse, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The history of the SS Klondike is interesting and the tour is well presented. The artifacts are very well preserved. It is definitely worth doing.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The S.S. Klondike tour gives all visitors a glimpse of life in the Yukon in the 1900s. Great for kids and adults to learn about the history of travel in the Yukon and see and understand the workings and challenges of paddlewheelers.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

There isn't really a lot to do here but marvel at the sight of one of the original paddle-wheelers that plied the waters of the Yukon River during the gold rush. The ship (is it called a ship?) is dry-docked and restored to it's former glory, fresh white paint and red trim on display. Nice photo op down by the... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The staff were very friendly and the self guided tour was very informative. The boat is staged with period items many of them from when the Klondike was in use. Excellent spot for photos and to just sit and take in the scenery.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The self-guided tour of the S.S. Klondike provided a hands-on glimpse into the history of the region and a sense of the era. One could spend several hours or, in our case due to schedule, just a brief visit. Either way, one gains a insight into the rich history.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Only saw the outside but it is an example of Yukon history and the means of transportation years ago --quite wonderful

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Calgary
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It was very interesting to find out about the history of the Klondike and the ships that carried the people to the gold fields. The officer at the information booth was also very informative and presented the details very professionaly.

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