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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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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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A bit of everything

On arrival we were greeted then given a map to the museum. This place is jam packed with history. A good size display of animals, gold history, Whitehorse history, plus a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sam71Brad77
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Woodgate, Australia
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Woodgate, Australia
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On arrival we were greeted then given a map to the museum. This place is jam packed with history. A good size display of animals, gold history, Whitehorse history, plus a bit more. Plenty to look at and a small gift shop.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are spending and time in the Yukon this is the perfect place to go to put it's history into perspective. There are also a variety of documentary type videos that they show on a loop. It's right downtown near the river so it is easy to get to no matter what your plans are in Whitehorse. There is... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum carries such a collection of Yukon history and wildlife that it's easy to spend 3 or 4 hours without being bored. When I left the Yukon in 1997 then had only 4 % of their Klondike Gold Rush artifacts on display, now they have 50% of them out including at wall size map made in 1896. It's a... More 

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Thank Scott L
Whitehorse, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful animal presentation, great family exploration opportunity, many nooks and levels to discover. Don't miss the "new" Jim Robbs's section downstair it is full of interesting facts and artifacts collected by the well-known artist. You can easily spend 1-2 jours there with your kids.

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Thank SandraStL
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I saved this till last and stayed ages, so much information all beautifully presented. see the animal display and be amazed , also the mountees cabin and the gold rush bar pan for gold, and see one of the original railroad engines I will always remember this little museum.

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Thank Chris G
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful wildlife gallery with great interpretive programs for all ages. Displays of early Yukon businesses and gold mining history. Large photo collection available for research. Nice gift shop.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Great spot to spend a few hours when the rain outside coming down in buckets. Saw Sam McGee's cabin and that made my day. Had to memorize that poem in Grade 5. The displays of the northern animals very helpful as one never gets that close in the wild to see the details. Nice giftshop too.

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1 Thank doddssa
Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

While Whitehorse may not have a lot of attractions per se, this museum would be a must see amongst a plethora of top flight stops. It really is a remarkable place, right downtown. Go see it. Really.

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Victoria, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

MacBride is a great small museum. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The exhibits are well thought out and presented, even the animals, which is typically not my favourite, were great. It is well set up and easy to navigate. I loved the Jack Robb (special) exhibit. Takes about an hour to go through and is well worth... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The entrance fee was reasonable and there were a lot of items having to do with the history of Whitehorse and Yukon in general such as gold prospecting, hunting, trapping, etc.

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