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Da Ku Cultural Center

280 Alaska Highway, Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0, Canada
+1 867-634-3300
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Good concept

Though a good concept, this cultural center is not really fleshed out as there are a few exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edward W
Toronto, Canada
If you cant go into the mountains...

If you cant go into the mountains, this AMAZING visitor center will have the Kluane and its history... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Calgary, Canada
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The Da Kų Culture Centre is an innovative cultural facility located in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) in the southern part of Canada's Yukon Territory. Da Kų (Our House) celebrates the culture and traditions of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Dän (people). The centre is a teaching, curatorial and interpretive facility, providing programming directed to our Citizens as well as the general public. Da Kų honours our language and stories, our strong connection to the land, and our living culture. Da Kų also connects the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Dän to the wider community of Dakéyi, our southern Yukon and northwestern British Columbia homeland. These links are illustrated by the other agencies housed in our facility - Parks Canada's Kluane National Park Visitor Centre, with its feature exhibits, and Yukon Government's Visitor Information Centre, which showcases pieces from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. No admission is charged for visiting Da Kų. We recommend a couple hours be allowed for visiting the centre.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
280 Alaska Highway, Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0, Canada
+1 867-634-3300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though a good concept, this cultural center is not really fleshed out as there are a few exhibits, and little else. It occupies the same building as two other centers, and might not therefore get the focus that it deserves. IT is nonetheless worth looking...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed June 13, 2017

If you cant go into the mountains, this AMAZING visitor center will have the Kluane and its history come to you. Run by Parks Canada, it is one of the better Info Centers i have been to: large, bright, good staff, beautifully designed with the...More

Thank WelcomeMat
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Make time to visit this small native cultural center. It describes the life of the people in the Da Ku First Nation. Lots of info on how they negotiated land rights with the Canadian government. Talking with the Program Director made the visit extra special.

1  Thank Pudelmommy
Reviewed January 21, 2017

The people working here are really friendly and willing to help with your needs. There were lots of fun activities for the family.

Thank Skylineaddict1746
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Along with the visitor information center (same building), it is worth visiting and investing some time to learn about the Kluane park and the first nations history and culture.

Thank Gilles L
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Very impressed with the visual displays and historical interpretation of the area. Definitely enriched our visit to the area by providing relevant and stimulating context.

1  Thank cathy C
Reviewed September 20, 2016

When you first arrive in the Kluane area, it can seem easy to just dive in and drive into the park and start your adventure, but taking time to stop and visit the Da Ku Cultural Center will give you a better understanding of the...More

1  Thank drjcraven
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Great visitor centre located just as you enter Haines Junction and off the main road (cannot miss it). It's located in a big modern building and includes a small, but very informative and fun interpretive centre where you will learn plenty about Kluane Park and...More

1  Thank Justine28
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A very well put together informative centre with very helpful staff. First Nations involvement very evident and an important part of the experience. Beautiful building. Up to date information. Appeals to Art, history , outdoors travellers. One of the best

Thank dtratcliff
Reviewed August 14, 2016

A very well laid out cultural centre with excellent staff. We learned a lot about the local First Nations and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank Don S
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