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Address: 1171 Front Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0G9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-456-5322
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Situated on the banks of the Yukon River, the Cultural Centre is a place...
Situated on the banks of the Yukon River, the Cultural Centre is a place where we celebrate the heritage and contemporary way of life of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation people. It is also a gathering place for people of all cultures. The vision of the Cultural Centre is to revive, preserve, and demonstrate our language, practices, values and traditional way of life for the benefit of Kwanlin Dun people. We also want to share our culture with other First Nations and people from around the world.
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Amazing Cultural Centre

World Class Centre sharing vibrant First Nations Culture in an extraordinary building on the Yukon River. Wonderful exposure of contemporary indigenous culture and hospitality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

World Class Centre sharing vibrant First Nations Culture in an extraordinary building on the Yukon River. Wonderful exposure of contemporary indigenous culture and hospitality. This stunning building offers meeting rooms, cultural events, art exhibitions and an overall sense of a dynamic and thriving culture and community.

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Perth, Australia
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34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We came here as part of our City Tour provided by Sundog Retreat. Fantastic location, right on the Yukon. We were lucky to be accompanied by Andrew who has lots of knowledge regarding this Native Cultural centre. I note that some people were disappointed with the centre. Remember, this is an active Native Cultural centre, NOT an art gallery. Traditional... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The site on the Yukon River is a statement of belonging and cooperation the native people having been shuffled around several times by the early gold-rush developers. It's a beautiful building with interesting story boards and artifacts.

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

This is just a few minutes walk from downtown Whitehorse. They only have one small room for exhibits - for local artist with their carvings. Nice centre, looks very new, worth visiting just to see what's in it. 5-10 minutes and you should be done with this place.

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New Westminster, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Of all of the cultural centres that we visited during our trip this one seemed to be the biggest...and the one that we spent the least amount of time in. There is an art gallery and there is art displayed throughout the halls which is interesting to wander around to look at. The fact that this is a multi-purpose building... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Center is not a museum nor a visitor center but a multi purpose building hosting exhibitions, concerts, classes, conferences, receptions and much more. In the lobby an informative exhibitions explains the recent history of the First Nations communities in the Yukon and the development of their relation to the Canadian Government. When we visited the Center... More 

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Coquiltam, British Columbia, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This beautifully designed and maintained Cultural Centre is located on the northern end of the Whitehorse riverfront with ample parking. We were warmly welcomed, and invited into the Elder's Room for an introductory video. Tasteful displays and exhibits provide an insight into how Whitehorse was originally a First Nations meeting place. The Kwanlin Dun were forcefully moved away from the... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Here is the home of our new public library and cultural center..there is a lot of art work on display there is a lot of history to read too!

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Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband attended a conference here & I joined him for part of an afternoon session featuring a First Nations dance group. It's a gorgeous facility with what looked like great catering capabilities. Shares space with the Whitehorse Public Library, and plenty of parking out front.

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While there are a few displays in this cultural center/library, most concern art created by modern day members of the First Nations of the Yukon. The best part of the cultural center are three 20 minute videos which are shown in the Elders room, located across from the entrance. These videos introduce the visitor to the original life activities of... More 

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