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Unfortunately the museum is being renovated so there didn't seem to be a whole lot to look at, not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cruiser0910
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Adelaide, Australia
Interesting look at the history.

Comfortable wandering the the exhibits learning of the rich history of this interesting country... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
BillAnd
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Sydney, Australia
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately the museum is being renovated so there didn't seem to be a whole lot to look at, not to mention the bits outside were locked (I am assuming because it was winter?). Probably should offer discounted tickets while half the exhibitions are packed away....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Comfortable wandering the the exhibits learning of the rich history of this interesting country. The displays were well set up with lots of historic pictures and items showing the expansion of this northern region. The animal exhibits were finished with great detail.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

Stopped in here for a visit to get a greater understanding of the Yukon and its history. Luckily it wasn't busy and almost had the place to myself. Learned quite a bit about the territory and its history. Recommend a visit when you're in Whitehorse.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

The woman on duty was exceptionally helpful, absolutely made my day. Loads of information and good displays, definitely remember to go up to the 2nd floor and check out the Land and Light Collection - the Ted Harrison Collection was a highlight for me.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This new extension has really added to the depth of the museum. Love the animal display and so do my kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warren P
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The new part of the museum contains stunning blown glass icicles - it's worth the visit just to see the. The museum appears to be trying to link it's older sections with the new and is making good progress. The display of Yukon animals is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This Museum gives you a glimpse into a bygone era and the hardships faced by its residents. There are many interesting exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

The Macbride seems to have recently had some renovations and extensions to their exhibits. We really enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about the Alaska highway - we didn’t know it had such an interesting history! This was a great place the learn about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lferobin
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Visited here 6 years ago and was interested to see the new additions. We spend hours on the first visit reading and taking in the history. The museum seems to be in transition as some of the exhibits we saw before are not yet on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lawm
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Very interesting photos on display from the Gold Rush era and also many showing the construction of the Alaska Highway.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cesar F
Sao Paulo, SP
Whitehorse in October!? (3 Replies)
Hi there, I'm going to Whitehorse next week (Oct, 19th - 22nd) and I'd like some advises from you guys: 1. Is it already snowing in Whitehorse? I'm worry about which clothes I need to bring... 2. Some attractions will be close in this period, so, which attractions in and around Whitehorse do you recommend me? I read about Emerald Lake, Macbride Museum, Beringia and Yukon Transportation Museum... 3. I read a lot of things about northern lights, but do you (mainly local people)...More
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Although we've had many days of snow since the first substantial fall on August 31st, there's no snow remaining on the ground now. There's no deep cold forecast in the near future - just a few degrees below freezing at night. A day trip to Skagway is highly recommended, and that takes you by Emerald Lake. Sorry, I don't know which attractions are still open - stop by the visitor centre downtown to inquire. Renting a car to hunt for clear skies for aurora viewing can be a huge advantage - the...More