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Canada Travel Guide - Yukon
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

You are about to embark on a prehistoric journey, a voyage into the past when woolly mammoths and scimitar cats used to roam Beringia.

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(Museum)
These large mammals of an age long ago are recalled in the First Nations legends of gigantic animals and the creation of the world from a flooded land.

During the great Klondike Gold Rush word got out that there was more than just gold in "them there hills"...there were strange things too! Soon scientists from around the world were coming to the Yukon to record and collect spectacular ice age fossils. However, these discoveries were not news to the Yukon First Nations who already knew about the underground world of bones. It was not long before they would have a chance to tell their stories. In the 1960s and 1970s another wave of scientists arrived in the Yukon to document fossils and artifacts from the Old Crow area, including the famous Bluefish Caves. What they found set the scientific world on its head and challenged entrenched ideas about the peopling of the New World.

We welcome you to come and share the excitement of our heritage as we introduce you to the rich history of Beringia.

We can provide interpretive information and guided tours through this unique facility which includes interactive multi-media presentations. Murals and dioramas depict the Beringia landscape, flora and fauna. The Centre also features a film, original works of art, and exhibits of discovered remains from throughout the Yukon. The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada at km 1473 on the Alaska Highway, just south of the Whitehorse International Airport and the Yukon Transportation Museum. The drive from downtown Whitehorse via the North Access (Two Mile Hill) or South Access (Robert Service Way) and the Alaska Highway takes less than 10 minutes.
 

 
How to Contact
Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Mile 914 on the Alaska Hwy.
Whitehorse, Y1A 6E6
Ph: (867) 667-8855
Fax: (867) 667-8854
Web: website
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