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MacBride Museum

1124 First Avenue at Wood St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
867.667.2709
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Vancouver, British Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Extremely well organized, well run and very INTERESTING!! Much of the museum is set up as an actual mining town, complete with miners tent, barber shop and saloon. The taxidermy is amazing as well. We spent a very happy two hours in this marvellous museum!

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Coquiltam, British Columbia, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The museum is an easy walk for anyone visiting downtown Whitehorse. Plus it's open year round. It's located in the most historic area of Whitehorse with special free parking for tourists. Its displays and galleries provide a good overview of Whitehorse from the Gold Rush days forward. It was nice to see all the First Nations handiworks - specially the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great place to go and learn about the early gold rush and prospecting and how they lived as well as the local animals (if you can't see them live). Great service

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Vancouver, Canada
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50 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Macbride Museum is well worth a visit. It has some great artifacts and does a good job of explaining the history of Whitehorse and the Yukon. Terrific display of the wildlife that kids would probably love. It is a bit cluttered and some of the displays are dated and/or bare bones. They are upgrading parts of it, but an... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum is worth a visit and is reasonably priced. Lots of information and artifacts to view. Lots about the gold rush and early life in the Yukon. Display of various animals found in the area. Certainly worth the time.

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The MacBride Museum is very educational and informative. It is worth a visit. There is a lot of historic information about Whitehorse, the gold rush and the many animals that live in the Yukon.

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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56 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The main, original, building has an excellent display of the animals of the Yukon. Animals are all real and the taxidermy is well done on most. First Nations artifacts are displayed and a very interesting video plays continually, although oddly enough the video is of Dawson, not Whitehorse. Having already visited Dawson, we really enjoyed the video of Dawson of... More

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Homer, Alaska, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What better place for a gold rush museum than WhiteHorse? We've missed this on several visits to WhiteHorse, finally getting to go. The Pierre Berton video is available to watch in a comfortable room, there's a walkthrough with pictures and examples of city life of the gold rush, a locomotive, animals of the area and examples of gold mining plus... More

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hi Janice, Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to MacBride on your next trip to Whitehorse. Sincerely, Leighann More

Port Hardy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The time & dollar value are certainly well spent when viewing this museum. The intergrated history of the "Gold Rush" and early "Pioneering" are well documented and displayed. If you do not have a lot of time to spare then this is one visit you should make as you find out so much about the Yukon.

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to MacBride on your next trip to Whitehorse. Sincerely, Leighann More

Columbus
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a unique museum in one respect: It has a variety of historical displays that span a wide spectrum of subjects of early Whitehorse history. You can spend a lot of time seeing what you like here and you can skim what doesn't interest you for something that does pique your interests.

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MacBride M, Public Relations Manager at MacBride Museum, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back to MacBride on your next trip to Whitehorse. Sincerely, Leighann More

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