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MacBride Museum

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Address: 1124 First Avenue at Wood St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
Phone Number: 867.667.2709
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Description: Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of...
Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum gives the best and most entertaining overview of the colorful characters and groundbreaking events that built Canada's Yukon. Fun for the whole family, gold panning and historical skits daily during the summer months. Open all year.
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This museum is almost opposite the Westmark Hotel and is well worth a visit. There is a short movie available in the lobby and then some good exhibition rooms about native wild... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Scarborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is almost opposite the Westmark Hotel and is well worth a visit. There is a short movie available in the lobby and then some good exhibition rooms about native wild life, life in the past and gold mining. As part of the admission price you can go on an historical tour of the town with a local guide.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I enjoyed the history from prehistoric/geologic to modern times. lt made me want to learn more about the Klondike gold rush times. But I was also surprised to see artifacts like an early Polaris snowmobile. I learned how some of the Yukon towns got their names and was surprised that many of them weren't even in existence until well into... More 

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Stonewall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a must do on your visit to Whitehorse. Lots of exhibits very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Well done! keep up the good work.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We loved this place! So much to see on every level from movies, to exhibits to a live oration re Sam McGee!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Make sure you save time to enjoy the sights and sounds offered here. You will indeed get a realistic overview of Klondike 98

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was at this Museum with a group of girls aged 12 to 17. We had the best tour ever by a young woman named Steph, who is clearly knowledgeable - and passionate - about the subject matter. She has a Degree in Museum Studies, and our tour focused primarily on the role of significant women during the Klondike. She... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We enjoyed the museum. Try panning for gold! Great snapshot of Yukon history. Interesting exhibits, some interactive. Play some shuffleboard, learn about the wildlife. Also check out the Cremation of Sam Mcgee.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'll begin with a disclaimer--the McBride largely show cases the history of the white occupation of the Yukon territory but it does that in an interesting and eclectic fashion in its many indoor and outdoor spaces. There is an informative and somewhat poignant movie about the Klondike Gold Rush in the front area which also houses a gorgeous rendition of... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were traveling via RV and spent two days in Whitehorse. We had never been here but, of course was familiar with some of the history surrounding it. We found the Visitor's Cener to be very user friendly with plenty of parking and informed staff. One of the places we knew we wanted to visit was the McBride Museum. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum looks small from the outside but is quite deceiving. It is a very nice size museum with many exhibits including animals of the north, the klondike, poets and writers of the north. THey have some timed hands on acitivities for kids and adults such as panning for gold. It is a really informative and interesting museum. It is... More 

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Address: 1124 First Avenue at Wood St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
Phone Number: 867.667.2709
Location: Canada  >  Yukon  >  Whitehorse

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