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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 place gives you a snap shot if Yukon like of yore... You should make it a part of your trip. We live here and go every year ... Its awesome

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place gives you a snap shot if Yukon like of yore... You should make it a part of your trip. We live here and go every year ... Its awesome

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Perth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was amazing! We paid a $5 fee and go to learn how to pan for gold. This included a demo, and our own pan with sand/gravel and a little chip of gold. Lots of fun even though it rained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Although not too big this museum packs a lot of interesting artifacts from days gone by and staff will take time to expand on info for various exhibits

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There is a good museum packed with all sorts of interesting artefacts pertaining to human and natural history. Our costumed host recited "The Cremation of Sam McGee" outside of his little cabin, way to Pascale.

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nanaimo bc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Greeted by the cheerest young lady we met in a museum anywhere. Stephanie is a gem! History of locals and displays are brought to life. Gold panning on-site. Numerous artifacts and native beading and clothing exhibits. A must see

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Enjoyed our visit here... Well worth the stop. Allow 1-2 hours. Tried gold-panning, which is offered several times per day (we went at 10:30am). Pans were 'salted' with a very tiny piece of gold which you got to keep, but for the $5 extra, it was interesting for the experience, albeit touristy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I think I might have enjoyed this museum a little more if we had had unlimited time to peruse all of the items that are housed in this small museum. Every corner is filled to the ceiling with things and, truthfully, I was totally overwhelmed. I stopped listening to the guide after about 20 minutes because I just couldn't look... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lots of things to see in that museum. Many animals on display. Lots of antiquities from the gold rush era. Well displayed. We also went on the walking tour (included in the price you pay to get to the museum) given by Pascale. She is so knowledgeable! Also a descendant from well known families that are part f the history... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Informative and very well laid out. Friendly staff. I thought it was well done on showing the real history of the Yukon and many tidbits that many would not know about the place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wow history overload. This was a great local find, with a lot of excellent exhibits. I love walking though museums and the rooms are set up to display the items as they would be and not just sitting in glass cases. There were schools groups visiting and I they were dressed in costume and tracing mystery items in the museum.

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