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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 #7 of 19 Attractions in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History 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... more » 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. « less
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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 attraction reviews
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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35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Guelph, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wow we were so impressed with how much is carefully packed into this small museum. The exhibits are well done with good information. There is a variety of exhibits including a temporary exhibit and short video. The fee was very reasonable $10/adult $5/student. The boys played a bit of shuffle board while they waited for us to explore a bit... More

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

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

Kamloops
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14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I would recommend coming here if you are at interested in finding out how Whitehorse and area came about. They have beautiful and realistic displays and also have the Sam Macgee cabin on the property. You learn about the gold rush, animals in the area, people that were part of shaping the north and historical events.

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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

Fullerton, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A great place to start your tour of the Yukon. Sam Magee lived here: the real Sam Magee's cabin is on the property. An old RCMP cabin from the days when Mounties were not only cops but justices of the peace. An amazing array of taxidermied Yukon wildlife. God fever history. Historical slide show. A gigantic copper "nugget" that's five... More

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

Hello! Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to review MacBride Museum. We hope to welcome you back to MacBride on your next trip to Whitehorse. Sincerely, Leighann More

Ottawa
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64 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

MacBride Museum is a must-see for anyone new to the Yukon and interested in its history. The exhibits go into great detail about individual Yukoners, historical events, and the territory's culture that give one a taste of the Yukon's charm. Unfortunately, the museum doesn't lend itself to repeat visits and little has changed since they renovated the museum in 2007.... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took my out of town friend to MacBride and we had a great time. Gold panning, new and interesting exhibits plus practically a private tour by one of the staff. Super friendly and full of great Northern stories. Also ran into an ex Yukon Commissioner giving a talk. Super interesting exhibits. Highlights are the Yukon animals room and gold panning,... More

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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 so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Please come back and see us again soon. We have our final free local music night coming up on August 21 between 5 and 7pm with the Canucks and Hank Karr. Sincerely, Leighann More

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