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Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

1171 Front Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0G9, Canada
+1 867-456-5322
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Whitehorse
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Summerland, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We attended parts of the Adaka Festival. I would recommend it to anyone interested in native arts, carving, painting, sewing, crafts, dance and music. There is a great gallery and gift store with native art. We attended two workshops one on carving an ornamental paddle and I attended one on using gourds in artwork. We also attended a concert which... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This beautiful facility is perfect for a large wedding- its so lovely no decoration needed. I've performed many marriage ceremonies here and its always been a positive experience.

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Riverside, California
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125 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Excellent tour by young First Nation tour guides. Good stories about the First Nations People and excellent displays of photos, arts, crafts and tools. Very much worth a visit and its free.

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Piopio, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

It is an interesting concept to place old traditions into a modern setting. I enjoyed the video that explained the totem poles at the bottom of main street.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A must-visit. The display of beadwork is worth the trip all by itself. Ask a staff member to show you the film on the Kwanlin Dun nation. It's a three part film, and we only had time for the first 20 minutes but I'm so glad we saw it. It really gave us a good sense of this First Nation... More

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Salt Lake City
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The best part was to reflect on the "Windows to the Past" and history of the First Nations people. The First Nations orientation was a good way to prepare for Holland America Gold Rush tour. It puts into perspective the history and culture of the people of the First Nation and the fact that they were there first. We there... More

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Perth, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Our awesome guide from Sun dog Retreat took us to the First Nations cultural centre and convention centre and gave us a personal tour. It is well worth the visit, to learn more about the culture and history of the First Nations peoples and also to see the amazing canoe made by the Canoe project and learn more about this,... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This tour lets you get inside the building and see the architecture. It will give you a brief insight into First Nations culture. It is a good starting point.

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Alberta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

a wonderful informative place to see and visit, the people working there are well informed and very helpful in answereing any questions you might have

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited this First Nation cultural center & convention center in early Sept, though alter Labor Day, so the regular tours had stopped for the season. However, the Marketing Manager saw us looking around and stopped to talk to us. She personally showed us all of the rooms & facilities of the center, explained what the center was trying to... More

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