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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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Sherwood Park
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
61 helpful votes 61 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This free attraction is well worth a visit. The history of the vessel is clearly explained from its building through to its conversion into a museum piece.

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Westfield, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Touring the ship was a great reminder of days gone by. The staff was very helpful and explained everything well. It was also free to tour!

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Seward, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was my third time checking out the S. S. Klondike. This time I was with my young daughter. It was so meaningful to be able to walk around the ship and look in the rooms that are staged to reflect that time period. I liked that we could go at our own pace. I also liked the setting beside... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great free attraction at the riverfront. See the video first. Only downside was that the wheelhouse wasn't open!

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