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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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Interesting ! Very interesting!

Great museum lots of interesting artifacts only complaint is that we didn't have enough time to see it in as much detail as we would have liked. Staff was very engaged and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Carol P
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great museum lots of interesting artifacts only complaint is that we didn't have enough time to see it in as much detail as we would have liked. Staff was very engaged and helpful.

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Whitehorse
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is where I held my wedding. The reason I chose it is the fact that it is not stuffy, fun, interesting and filled with things to see and do. From dressing up as a Mountie or Can-can lady, feeling the fur of the northern animals, panning for gold, unique made in the Yukon gifts, creative displays and more. You... More 

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

they have a lot of objects from the Gold Rush era, showcased in small rooms so you can really feel the athmosphere of the old times. we also loved the animals part and the First Nation embroided clothes were beautiful

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very interesting look at the history of the Yukon, mostly after the Europeans arrived. Like most small local museums, they don't have enough room, but that makes it more fun because there are things to see everywhere.

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Calgary, AB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We really enjoyed this little gem of a museum; the gold rush display was excellent and the local history was well presented and we enjoyed viewing the artifacts. There is a display of local wildlife and natural history including a display of rocks and gems. Sam McGee's cabin is there too! An hour or two well spent.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The McBride is a small collection of buildings and artifacts barely considered old by most of the world but very interesting as a representation of early days in Yukon. I've only ever seen one leather covered, decorated Chinese tea chest (college dorm trunk size) and they have two. It's easy to spend an hour or two here.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

fantastic accumulation of yukon history and artifacts. great gift shop. extensive mounted wildlife. educational. informative. maybe too much detail and reading for youngest or younger children. have to be old enough to appreciate. and need take the time to take it in and READ displays. NOT techno/modern for younger crowd, but VERY interesting for those willling to make the effort.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great introduction to the history of the Yukon. Was very nicely laid out and presented. Gift shop. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful!

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Echuca, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We really enjoyed this museum and spent about 2 hours wandering around. Great insight into local history, natural and man-made.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Highly Recommended! If you've got limited time to see things in Whitehorse, and/or will be seeing only one museum in Whitehorse, this should be on your list. Excellent displays - take time to read the information provided and better understand what the Yukon is all about. Also be sure to see "Blanche" the Albino Moose!

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