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Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

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Address: 1171 Front St, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0G9, Canada
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+1 867-456-5322
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Situated on the banks of the Yukon River, the Cultural Centre is a place...

Situated on the banks of the Yukon River, the Cultural Centre is a place where we celebrate the heritage and contemporary way of life of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation people. It is also a gathering place for people of all cultures.

The vision of the Cultural Centre is to revive, preserve, and demonstrate our language, practices, values and traditional way of life for the benefit of Kwanlin Dun people. We also want to share our culture with other First Nations and people from around the world.

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Beautiful Building Powerful Art

I lectured in one of this building's mulitpurpose rooms and spent all my breaks wandering the halls and looking at the art. I never tired of it. Some of it was hugely emotional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Dave H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I lectured in one of this building's mulitpurpose rooms and spent all my breaks wandering the halls and looking at the art. I never tired of it. Some of it was hugely emotional and some simply beautiful. Really enjoyed being there, felt enriched by the experience.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

this centre is one of the stops along the riverside trolley bus. Well worth visiting they have guides available but it is very well documented and easy to understand. no entrance fee donations appreciated

Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This building is beautiful, great facilities and friendly staff, neat exhibits and public library is here too. All around a great place to have a function.

1 Thank Sara S
Custer, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful building, filled with wonderful First Nation art and artifacts. What really made the experience spectacular was our tour guides, who told their personal stories as part of the tour. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful facility, with some very interesting history and artifacts. Loved the canoe in the lobby and the history of how and when it was built.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a really beautiful building -- seeing the architecture is worth the visit. There are some really spectacular pieces of First Nations artwork also. We watched an interesting video on building a dug-out canoe. We didn't have the opportunity to catch a guided tour -- this would have enhanced our experience and given us more information.

1 Thank FrequentTravellerYYZ
Vermilion, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We went to the Cultural Centre at 6:20 and toured the museum. There were lots of neat things to see in the way of First Nation artifacts. We also went into the art shop inside the cultural centre. We got really lucky to be in Whitehorse because the Adaka Cultural Festival was taking place from July 1-7. We went to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This summer I had the great fortune to spend 10 awesome days in Whitehorse, the capital city of the Yukon. Arriving at the Eric Nielsen Airport already gave a taste of experiences to come. Short few minutes car ride to town sampled the things to come, log cabins, first nations art, and culture everywhere. As I was coming to the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a beautiful building, and the displays were quite interesting and informative, but our guide did not know a lot of facts. When talking about the truth and reconciliation commission she did not know there were 94 calls to action, speculating that 14 recommendations were made.

Thank Dominic P
West Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Wonderful musicians and dancers, and the bannock was great too. A great way to experience some first nations culture! The place was very busy on Aboriginal Day, but don't know what its like on other days. If you are in Whitehorse around the summer solstice be sure to go here

Thank cincopesosworth

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