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MacBride Museum

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Address: 1124 Front St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
Phone Number: 867.667.2709
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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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Unbelievable display of preserved animals - best I've ever seen.

This museum was incredible. The historical displays were fascinating and the natural history and geological maps were an added bonus. The staff was very helpful and courteous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Marcia H
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was incredible. The historical displays were fascinating and the natural history and geological maps were an added bonus. The staff was very helpful and courteous and the gift shop was certainly appropriately stocked.

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Saltspring Is.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

History of the Klondike and the people and animals who lived the land in this area. There is a lot to take in and knowledgeable staff to teach and help.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the museum - it touched on all relevant aspects of the region's history, had great exhibits and friendly staff. They also have a game throughout the museum that was fun for kids and adults alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved seeing all of the animals they had on display. Also seeing the actual Sam McGee's cabin was a treat in of itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot to see and read at this museum. You'll see animals and many artifacts from the early days of the gold rush. We sprung the extra $5 and panned for gold. You get to keep what you find. The kid loved that part. Sam McGee's cabin is vey cool. You'll learn a lot about how Whitehorse and... More 

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Globe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good Museum, good to get to know the area and learn about history of this great country. Canada should be really proud of this one.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, plenty to see! $5 will get you panning for a small gold nugget! Lots of Yukon history here.

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Igloolik, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum had a lot of great little exhibits. Since we were there during the summer, we got to experience some of their daily program such as the Sam McGee cabin, learning how to pan for gold and a tour of Whitehorse. Well worth the trip for these activities alone.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific exhibits. We enjoyed a reading of Cremation of Sam McGee and we panned for gold. Lots to see. Especially enjoyed exhibit of local fauna.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were walking by and seen this venue lots of history and very informative for young and old. They had a interactive part for Children..

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