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Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum

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Address: Mile 919. 28 Alaska Highway (Between Raven's Ridge and the Kopper King), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: +1 867-667-6198
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum is an interpretive learning...

The Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum is an interpretive learning experience focusing on Whitehorse and Yukon mining and rail history. Whether it’s a ride through the northern boreal forests you crave, a place to take your family for fun and adventure, or a fascinating history lesson on northern mining, rail and life, visiting our museum, picnic pavilion, playground and beloved train ride on the “Loki” is a must for you, your friends and your family.

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Sunny days for this attraction.

Unfortunately because of time constraints we attend during a drizzle. The staff was attentive and informative however because of the drizzle the train was not able to run as the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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Whitehorse, Canada
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Just come here for the little train ride, great fun for adults and kids. The museum is easy to look around and some great info about the old mines of the area. A little gem just waiting to be explored. Second visit here 6 years later and much improved, I think they have more railway track down now.

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Thank Tom W
Courtenay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was one of the stops on our Yukon Passports (Tourism Promo), and we learned more mining history, riding along on the little train. Although, I wouldn't sit right behind the little engine next time because the exhaust was pretty bad at times.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Unfortunately because of time constraints we attend during a drizzle. The staff was attentive and informative however because of the drizzle the train was not able to run as the rails must be dry . They are run by electricity! The displays were well presented and we were able to view the outside buildings. The history of this "in town"... More 

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Vermilion, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Drove to the Copperbelt Mining Museum, which is a few kilometers north of downtown Whitehorse on the main highway. Got there at 10:00, just as it was opening. Toured museum. Got on train and got a 10 minute ride around their lot. Saw mining paraphernalia and old cabins and tunnel. Lots of rocks and minerals were on display. Had a... More 

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grande prairie, ab
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

If you have time to kill this is an ok museum. Only $2 each so that's good. Would be great for little kids, they'd love the train ride.

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Thank TTGL
Salmon Arm, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

An interpretive centre and we had a guide tell us of the history of the mine and mining of copper and gold in the Yukon. We then were taken on a small train ride thru an area with small buildings etc. as used in the time period. Very good.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This museum tells the story of the copper mine operated in the area in the early 1900's. There are quite a few photographs, panels explaining different aspects and then there is the small train. The admission ($5) gives you a ride on the small train. The track is 1.8 km long and the ride is 15 minutes. There are a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I was super excited to take my boys here. The older one loves trains and because of minecraft, is super int mining. It was raining the day we arrived and so the Loki wasn't running. There is a very small museum which we explored to it fullest extent and the little one played with the train set. The two working... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

While we were expecting the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum to be larger than it was, it was nice to ride through the woods and see the displays in the museum. Great for little ones who want to ride their first train.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a small museum, but with a lot of important material. The record of the local mines is fascinating, and samples of minerals mined locally and further afield. The dioramas are well thought-out. The rail ride was more extensive than we expected, and good fun, with good examples of mine equipment and buildings on display. The loco was an... More 

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