MacBride Museum
MacBride Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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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  • janet g
    Ottawa, Canada328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit
    I was in town for work and was able to slip away for about an hour and a half to see this museum. I’m very interested in the history of the gold rush and the north and so I hoped it would provide some interesting information and exhibits. It did and I wished I’d had an extra half hour or so.l as I felt I had to rush. For a reasonably small museum there is a lot of interesting stuff packed in there. The price is quite reasonable and the staff are very helpful. I highly recommend it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written May 5, 2023
  • VillagerRick
    1,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well Done
    There is a little bit of every facet of local history to see here. The exhibits are well presented, and the descriptions of what is presented are legible and easy to read. There are many floors of exhibits, but the top two floors seem to be more set up for functions with tables and a bar, with only a smattering of artifacts. There is also a very small gift store available on the main floor.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Ingle
    Vancouver, Canada990 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a long visit
    This museum is beautifully organized and curated, and exceeded expectations in every way. I especially enjoyed all of the gold rush information and exhibits, as well as the animals of Yukon exhibit. The Indigenous information was also beautifully presented with hundreds of interesting photos and artifacts. We intended to spend an hour, and spent almost 3.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
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Ingle
Vancouver, Canada990 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This museum is beautifully organized and curated, and exceeded expectations in every way. I especially enjoyed all of the gold rush information and exhibits, as well as the animals of Yukon exhibit. The Indigenous information was also beautifully presented with hundreds of interesting photos and artifacts. We intended to spend an hour, and spent almost 3.
Written November 7, 2023
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staed
Calgary, Alberta1,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Make sure you go upstairs for a view of Whitehorse from the balcony and to see the Ted Harrison art exhibit! Overall, a beautifully designed and thought-out museum with loads of easy to digest information.
Written July 19, 2023
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL1,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
There is a little bit of every facet of local history to see here. The exhibits are well presented, and the descriptions of what is presented are legible and easy to read. There are many floors of exhibits, but the top two floors seem to be more set up for functions with tables and a bar, with only a smattering of artifacts. There is also a very small gift store available on the main floor.
Written June 25, 2023
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janet g
Ottawa, Canada328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I was in town for work and was able to slip away for about an hour and a half to see this museum. I’m very interested in the history of the gold rush and the north and so I hoped it would provide some interesting information and exhibits. It did and I wished I’d had an extra half hour or so.l as I felt I had to rush. For a reasonably small museum there is a lot of interesting stuff packed in there. The price is quite reasonable and the staff are very helpful. I highly recommend it.
Written May 5, 2023
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happycat0965
alabama270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
This museum was a pleasure to visit. Slow time of year so we had it almost to ourselves!!! Loved everything about it, from the info about the First Nations to the animal section to the Gold Rush. So many artifacts collected and displayed. We spent a good 2 plus hours. Definitely recommend!!
Written November 24, 2022
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Salma56
Burleigh Heads, Australia235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
An outstanding local museum. Welcoming reception who have an excellent understanding of the museum and its history. Clearly laid out and easily followed. Well labelled exhibits and photo plates. Stunning foyer of local glass artesians, lumel.
Written November 20, 2022
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Paul and Kim A
Toronto, Canada248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We originally went to the MacBride out of a sense of almost obligation. It’s the museum in Whitehorse and we felt we should go. Glad we did! When you first go in, it just looks like a couple of rooms and wall displays on settlement, the NW Mounted Police and indigenous peoples of Yukon - interesting but…. Then you go to the next area and there are cool wildlife displays and then there is another area on the early days of Whitehorse and then another area up stairs on the early days of radio in Whitehorse and more areas than that. I suppose you could say they need to do a better job of giving an up front impression of the scope of the place but Paul, at least, enjoyed to progressive reveal. Go out of obligation if you feel that way too, but we don’t think you’ll regret it at all!
Written September 25, 2022
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Glenda B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This is an awesome museum. Lots of displays and artifacts. We had a gtreat time looking at everything. Even got to see Sam McGee's cabin.
Written September 14, 2022
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TahoeMark
Incline Village, NV983 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
A great place to get an introduction to Yukon history and culture. Very well done! A couple hours is a good amount of time to spend though you could do it faster or longer and make a morning of it. Perfect place for a cold fall morning or hot summer afternoon.
Written September 12, 2022
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Wetherstone P
Midland, Canada209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This museum has been in existence since 1952 and is the oldest museum in the Yukon. The original part has been added onto and the displays are extensive. Tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. I just wish we'd had more time to explore!
Written September 6, 2022
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