Things to do in Yukon Territory with kids

The Yukon is an incredibly magical place. The stunning mountains, the rich history, the clear as crystal lakes, and the fascinating wildlife, all come together to create one of the most unique places to visit with kids!

There is so much wildlife to be seen, but to guarantee a sighting take the kids to places like Yukon Wildlife Preserve, where they can learn all about them too.

In 1896 gold was discovered in the klondike area, and it changed forever! Kids will just LOVE exploring a true frontier, where they can really embrace the history with Goldbottom Mine Tours the Dawson City Museum and the oldest building in Whitehorse - the Old Log Church Museum!

To really get an understanding of the sheer size of the Yukon, you can’t go past transport tours. The unique experience of the Klondike Spirit Paddleboat or the once-in-a-lifetime journey on the White Pass Railroad are not to be missed. Kids will love sitting back and taking it all in!

A destination that might not be high on the family list, but one that could provide the more memorable adventures the family will ever have! A truly unique and historical experience.

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  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve

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    Whitehorse

    700 acres covering 7 distinct habitats teeming with northern Canadian wildlife, ready to give families amazing wildlife encounters in the Yukon!

  • Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley

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    Whitehorse

    Visitors to downtown Whitehorse can park and ride the beautifully restored bright yellow 1925 Waterfront Trolley. The trolley departs northbound from Rotary Peace Park, across from the SS Klondike, ...

  • Canada Games Centre

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    Whitehorse

    Indoor recreation fun in the city of Whitehorse, with 3 floors of activities for all ages! From fitness tracks, an aquatic centre and Kids Club!

  • Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

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    Whitehorse

    Embark on a prehistoric journey into the past when woolly mammoths and scimitar cats used to roam Beringia. These large mammals of an age long ago are recalled in the First Nations legends of ...

  • MacBride Museum

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    Whitehorse

    Conveniently located in downtown Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum is the place to start your Yukon adventure.

  • Yukon Transportation Museum

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    Whitehorse

    The Yukon Transportation Museum acquires, preserves and studies the history and material culture of Yukons transportation modes and interprets this history in an educational manner for all Yukoners ...

  • Kluane Museum of Natural History

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    Burwash Landing

    Kluane Museum of Natural History offers a world-class wildlife exhibit along with displays on the Southern Tutchone people and the many plant species that make their home in the national park. The ...

  • Dawson City Museum

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    Dawson City

    A fascinating museum with the largest and most important collection in the Yukon, from the First Nations, pre-history, and of course gold mining! Costumed interpreters bring history to life too!

  • Jack London Interpretive Museum

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    Dawson City

    The Jack London Interpretive Museum houses both a replica of the author's cabin and his original, restored food cache. The centre contains photos, documents, newspaper articles and other London ...

  • Northern Lights Space and Science Centre

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    Watson Lake

    Experience the magic of the northern lights in the Yukon, with interactive displays and space exhibits!

  • George Johnston Museum

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    Teslin

    The largest Tlingit artifact collection in the Yukon. It is named after the well-known Tlingit leader, trapper, trading post operator and photographer, George Johnston, whose camera captured life in ...

  • Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum

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    Whitehorse

    Our 1.8 km, 2 foot mining track runs through our beautiful 8 Hectare (10 acre) park. The engines are genuine 1 cylinder 10 and 20 HP diesel mining engines called “Lok-ies”, built in Austria by ...

  • Keno City Mining Museum

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    Keno City

    The Keno Mining Museum is said to be one of the best little museums in the Territory with informative and well made displays. The Museum captures the Gold and Silver mining history in the area which ...

  • Old Log Church Museum

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    Whitehorse

    The Old Log Church is one of the oldest buildings in Whitehorse, and now is an amazing museum where families can explore the hidden treaters of the early pioneers!

  • Kluane National Park and Reserve

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    Haines Junction

    A gem in the family of Parks Canada's national treasures, Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada covers an area of 21,980 square kilometres. It is a land of precipitous, high mountains, immense ...

  • Vuntut National Park

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    Old Crow

    Vuntut National Park encompasses 4,345. sq. km of wilderness in the northwestern corner of the Yukon Territory. The park is bounded by the height of land and Ivvavik National Park of the north, the ...

  • Nahanni River Adventures

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    Whitehorse

    Experience the best in Canada and Alaska adventure travel with a white water rafting or canoeing vacation with us on one of the top 20 Canadian and Alaskan rivers!

  • Tombstone Territorial Park

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    Dawson City

    2,200 square km of unique rugged wilderness. Peaks, wildlife, and rich First Nation cultures make up this incredible arctic tundra.

  • Takhini Hot Springs

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    Whitehorse

    Takhini Hot Springs offers you a range of recreational activities in every season of the year. You can soak, swim and relax in the natural mineral waters of our two connected hot pools.

  • Sky High Wilderness

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    Whitehorse

    Whether you want a taste of traditional Yukon activities or a full fledged adventure into the back country, you will have a trip that is not only exciting, but memorable with large variety of dogsled ...

  • Muktuk Adventures

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    Whitehorse

    Thrilling year-round adventures for all ages. Located at Km 1443 Alaska Highway.

  • Yukon Horseback Adventures

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    Whitehorse

    There is a lot to see and enjoy at the Emerald Lake Ranch. A time to relax and enjoy the PEACE & QUIET. A place to get away from it all.

  • Danoja Zho Cultural Centre

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    Dawson City

    Danoja Zho Cultural Centre is the gateway to Tr ondë ek Hwech in heritage. The Centre is a meeting place for cultural activities, performances and special events that celebrate our traditions ...

  • Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

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    Teslin

    The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre welcomes visitors to participate in the day-to-day life of the Tlingit people whose traditions are reflected in every aspect of the facility.

  • S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada

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    Whitehorse

    The S.S. Klondike pays tribute to an era of riverboat transportation and the inland water transportation system that linked the Yukon to the outside world before the advent of roads.

  • Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

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    Whitehorse

    The Chilkoot Trail was designated a national historic site because of the role it played in the mass movement of people to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. The Chilkoot Trail has been ...

  • Goldbottom Mine Tours

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    Dawson City

    Pan for gold or explore the mines in the historic gold fields of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush in the stunning Yukon Territory!

  • White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad

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    Whitehorse

    Enjoy a ride on the "Scenic Railway of the World", built during the gold rush and takes you through some incredible scenery! A fun narrow gauge railroad in the Yukon.

  • Klondike Spirit Paddlewheeler Cruise

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    Dawson City

    A nostalgic journey on the ONLY paddlewheeler in the Yukon! A historical and scenic journey for kids down the Yukon River.

  • The Caribou RV Park

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    Whitehorse

    Enjoy and relax in this family friendly RV Park in a quiet nature setting, only 15 minutes south of Whitehorse Secluded sites in the woods with fire pits!