SS Klondike steamship

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SS Klondike National Historic Site

Top choice in Whitehorse

Carefully restored, this was one of the largest stern-wheelers used on the Yukon River. Built in 1937, it made its final run upriver to Dawson in 1955 and is now a national historic site.

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1. Rotary Peace Park


This large park is good for picnics, and there's often a food truck here serving tasty lunches.

2. Old Log Church Museum

0.41 MILES

The only log cabin–style cathedral in the world is a 1900 downtown gem. Displays include the compelling story of Rev Isaac Stringer, who boiled and ate…

3. Whitehorse Waterfront

0.45 MILES

One look at the surging Yukon River and you'll want to spend time strolling its bank. The beautiful White Pass & Yukon Route Station has been restored and…

4. Arts Underground

0.47 MILES

Operated by the Yukon Arts Society. There are carefully selected and well-curated rotating exhibits of work by local Yukon artists.

6. MacBride Museum of Yukon History

0.57 MILES

This is the Yukon's pre-eminent museum, preserving and presenting the Yukon's history since 1952. Recently expanded, the museum offers a comprehensive…

7. Yukon Artists@Work

0.58 MILES

Operated by local artists, some of whom may be busily creating when you visit.

8. Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

0.81 MILES

Opened in 2012, the striking Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre has changing exhibits and a permanent collection of First Nations art.