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MacBride Museum

Address: 1124 First Avenue at Wood St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
Phone Number: 867.667.2709
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Ranked #5 of 39 things to do in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Owner description: Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride...
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Type: Natural history museums, Museums
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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Calgary, AB
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Yukon
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

not to be missed. This museum is well worth visiting, it will give you a really great prospective of the yukon's history. Great for all ages. A must visit for tourists and locals who will learn a lot of interesting facts about how the Yukon evolved.

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Liked: Organized and thorough. Lots of information that I hadn't seen elsewhere. Very well done exhibits. Disliked: nothing, it's one of the best museums I've seen!

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's Whitehorse style! I think I only pay $10 for the entrance. I like the animals displayed inside the museum. Don't expect too much or compare it with big city museum and you will not get disappointed. But I like it and I think the fee I paid is worth it - at least as a support:) Am glad I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As first timers to the Yukon, we were impressed by the amount of history the museum captured. The cabin off to the side contained a lot of exhibits from the gold rush era and really gave a feel for what it must have been like back then. The stuffed animals also gave insight into the wildlife present in the North.... More 

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