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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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One of the must see in Whitehorse

The MacBride Museum offers a variety of programs during the season, June to August. We are here in May before everything starts and the site is still worth while to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The MacBride Museum offers a variety of programs during the season, June to August. We are here in May before everything starts and the site is still worth while to see. Information about gold mining during the gold rush ( a period of only 1 year), the birth and growth of Dawson City, Yukon Mammals and Birds.

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed all aspects of this museum...which provides reflections on many aspects of Whitehorse and Yukon human and natural history using different media A modest entry fee (around $10); gift store with interesting offerings.

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Welland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I did not expect much from the outside of this museum but was pleasantly surprised by the exhibits here. The walk through the history of the Yukon was so interesting with a old time bar, ladies hat display, and other small rooms set up so you could imagine life a hundred years ago. The display downstairs of Jim Robb's antiques... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The MacBride Museum has a wealth of displays. This is quite a surprise because the building seems small and unimpressive from outside. I especially enjoyed the display of birds and mammals which can be observed at very close range and are not hidden behind glass as is common in many exhibits. I also enjoyed "City of Gold" a nostalgic film... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is really little but it has a little bit of everything. The animals skins are available to the public to touch.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum was interesting with the information on the past of Whitehorse. It is always interesting to see how place were developed. I would like to visit in the summer when the outside displays would be more accessible.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great museum lots of interesting artifacts only complaint is that we didn't have enough time to see it in as much detail as we would have liked. Staff was very engaged and helpful.

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Whitehorse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is where I held my wedding. The reason I chose it is the fact that it is not stuffy, fun, interesting and filled with things to see and do. From dressing up as a Mountie or Can-can lady, feeling the fur of the northern animals, panning for gold, unique made in the Yukon gifts, creative displays and more. You... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

they have a lot of objects from the Gold Rush era, showcased in small rooms so you can really feel the athmosphere of the old times. we also loved the animals part and the First Nation embroided clothes were beautiful

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very interesting look at the history of the Yukon, mostly after the Europeans arrived. Like most small local museums, they don't have enough room, but that makes it more fun because there are things to see everywhere.

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