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S.S. Klondike

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Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: 8673362733
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Excellent stroll back in history

National Parks is renovating so it was free while I was there. NFB has an 18 minute video they showed explaining navigating the Yukon River with the SS Klondike and sharing its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Surrey
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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

National Parks is renovating so it was free while I was there. NFB has an 18 minute video they showed explaining navigating the Yukon River with the SS Klondike and sharing its specific history

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Klondike is the largest of the Yukon River paddle wheelers. It's been pulled on shore and supported above the ground to protect it from ice and water damage. It's in very good condition for its age. What makes it particularly interesting is that it's filled with artifacts and cargo, so it's very easy to imagine it's ready to go... More 

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Stettler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful ship. I was disappointed that we could not visit the two top decks due to construction but what I saw was great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was nice to read all about, but a bit disappointed that a lot of the shipped was roped off so we could only visit a very small section. It is still very educational and a great out of school history lesson for kids.

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Courtenay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved going through this ship! It was so interesting walking around, and seeing how and with what they loaded on board. Then going upstairs, you can see into the galley and dining room, and it was like you stepped back in time. Thumbs up!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The explanatory video (on continuous loop) gave a good overview of the history of the sternwheeler, which made the tour of the ship itself all the more interesting. The sheer amount of cargo space was staggering, and it was fascinating to see all the different types of goods carried--large quantities of evaporated and powdered milk. Clearly there were not many... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to spend a lot of time here but if you have a chance it's worth a visit even if you just want to check it out from the outside. You can do a tour of the boat which I found interesting and helped put the region in perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been on a steamer, and this one has so much history. So interesting to see the different areas. The amount of weight these steamers held is unbelievable. I did not know until boarding it that passengers rode it. The two classes were not real luxury by todays standards. The history of the men that had to load... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going back in time and venturing onto the SS Klondike! Its definitely a must-do upon your travels in Whitehorse. Stop in the tourist info shack before going aboard, you'll find a lot more information about the ship

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could ride a real sternwheeler up to Dawson City! Would beat the 7 hour bus ride I endured just two days ago. Well, if you cant travel the way they did 100 years ago, visiting this exhibit is the best you can do. Beautifully done by Parks Canada and featuring fine young and interesting guides, the boat... More 

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