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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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Gainesville, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Full of history and very interesting. I have seen people post that there is a fee, we didn't have to pay one so I'm not sure why, not on a tour or anything. It is worth stopping by, watch the video first, it puts things in perspective.

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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193 reviews 193 reviews
21 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This just has to be worth a visit. Well preserved and presented, you can just imagine how it was aboard all those years ago. Lots of interesting bits to look at. A must when in Whitehorse.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I'm not one for attractions like the S.S Klondike, but for a staple like this, you must see it. The staff are friendly and helpful, the self guided tour is interesting, and the view from the Klondike is stunning.

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Whitehorse, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I love boats and history so this was a perfect match. This ship is a beautiful example of a restored river boat that used to ply the Yukon River before the roads went in. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the tour. It was so interesting to see how tiny the spaces were that people used to work... More

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Sherwood Park
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very well done and provided very informative information during the time it operated. Enjoyed the ability to explore the whole ship.

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Cortes Island, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
56 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The S.S. Klondike is a great Canadian National Historic Site. There is no charge for this site. You can first watch a movie if you want. The ship is dressed both inside and outside to fit the vintage, very well done. You can access all three levels but not the wheelhouse. There was two S.S. Klondike built. This is S.S.... More

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Chatham, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Enjoyed a trip on the river to see the sights as the we had read in the travel brochure. Good weather and relaxing sightseeing. Good inclusion on our visit to Whitehorse.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved our time touring this fascinating national site. It is thoughtfully recreated, and really takes the visitor back in time with many details that illustrate the life and times of this sternwheeler. Don't miss the film shown in the tent beside the boat: it has amazing footage of actual sailings, showing the workers and guests, and highlighting the challenges... More

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Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped on our way from Skagway, spent the afternoon touring about. The parks canada presentation is very well done. The props and lay out, the self guided tour really allow you to walk back in time, the park is clean and well maintained. It is free, donations are welcome. Everyone should take an hour to visit this part of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Parks Canada (on site) provides a comprehensive brochure titled "self-guided tour", with thorough explanations of the various parts of the SS Klondike. Restoration has been extremely well done befitting the "National Historic Site" designation. To envision the hardships of moving people, food, supplies and equipment without roads, clarifies why there were over 200 sternwheelers on the Yukon River and adjoining... More

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