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MacBride Museum

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Address: 1124 Front St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A4, Canada
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+1 867-667-2709
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Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of...

Your Yukon adventure starts here! From Gold Rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse, the MacBride Museum gives the best and most entertaining overview of the colorful characters and groundbreaking events that built Canada's Yukon.

Fun for the whole family, gold panning and historical skits daily during the summer months. Open all year.

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On my list of tourist sites to see.

The museum is a great walk back through history. With several mock ups and scenes from the past. This is a must see for tourists or even locals at least once..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Leegoodwin
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a great walk back through history. With several mock ups and scenes from the past. This is a must see for tourists or even locals at least once..

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Thank Leegoodwin
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Museum is good for young and old alike. It gives a wonderful overview to the cultural, historical and natural life of the area. Don't miss the gold rush galleries, we almost did. I wish we had had more time to spend there.

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Thank Stacy C
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a wonderful example of community and territorial history. It's got a really great layout and covers everything of general interest from prehistoric to modern time. There's well written storyboards and interesting artifacts to get your imagination into the frame. I was fortunate to go in the off season and had all the time in the world and... More 

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Teslin, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to encounter Klondyke Gold Rush history. There were several samples of gold from the different creeks that were mined along with all different kinds of equipment to see,

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Thank FiddleCamper
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for things to do in Whitehorse, and the MacBride museum was a great budget-friendly attraction. Lots of visual and auditory displays, and plenty of information cards to read. Really interesting history of Yukon's origins!

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Thank Maple L
Langley, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum details the history of the Yukon. Very well presented material; good stop to add into your walk around Whitehorse.

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Thank rangerj557
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice museum. Spent three hours could of spent maybe one more, if we read everything , needed to leave due to 3 hour limit on parking meter. Nice afternoon, history, worth the money. $10cad

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Thank RoxaneKS
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I was lucky to go when there were few others there as I was able to take my time in front of exhibits and read/look at leisure. There is so much to see and learn about - well worth the visit! Don't forget to go to the outside exhibits as there is another building to go through. It was worth... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very good overview of gold rush times with history, tools, etc. with a complete overview of animal life in that area.

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Thank Waldemar_Schneider
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I ove going to MacBride Museum event. They are fun, are about storytelling from first hand of people who have lived and experience the Yukon for quite some time. I enjoyed the feeling of cabinet of curiosity with all the collection material and stories of the north. My favorite permanent dispaly with Kate Carmack clothing. The museum will be under... More 

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