Caribou Crossing Trading Post

Caribou Crossing Trading Post

Caribou Crossing Trading Post
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Caribou Crossing, home of the "Museum of Yukon Natural History", specializes in serving up a fresh, hot BBQ lunch daily. Be sure to stop by for a homemade meal and stick around for one of many onsite activities. They offer dogcart rides with a fleet of local huskies, gold panning, and an extensive gift shop featuring the finest local Yukon-made artwork and gifts.
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Philip_Marsh
Greater Manchester, UK473 contributions
Aug. 2022
The best way to describe this place is as a down market petting zoo. Where should I start?

1. Dog Sled: For $45 per person you can sit on a motorised sled with dogs running in front.
2. Animal Museum: A series of stuffed animals in a large barn of a commercial building.
3. Gold Panning Experience: Man-made river. It was closed.
4. Petting Zoo:......
5. 2 Dall Sheep: Stuffed and set on a hillside.
6. Husky Puppies: Looking very sorry for themselves with a sign that was asking for tips for them.
7. Food: BBQ chicken, half a baked potato, coleslaw, rolls and donuts (supplies keep running out and there are long waits)
Written November 25, 2022
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Jeff S
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Jul. 2022 • Couples
This was an excursion stop/option as part of our Princess cruise. A great way to spend the afternoon. Lunch was provided and the bbq was good. A lot of activities here that included sled dog training and a couple of museums. Well worth the time for an excursion. The trip by bus out was informative with several stops along the way.
Written August 15, 2022
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Hi Jeff, Thanks so much for including us in your holiday plans and glad you enjoyed your visit with us!
Written October 1, 2022
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kevin m
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Jul. 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time at the Caribou Crossing Trading post! We got to pet and play with puppies and talk to the mushers who are training the dogs. We took the sled ride around a trail and it was very cool to see the dogs in action. You can tell the dogs love it there and love running with the sleds! There’s also a petting area with some other animals. Everyone was very friendly and would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area!!
Written July 13, 2022
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Thanks so much for your visit and happy you enjoyed your time with us =)
Written August 10, 2022
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Annstiques
Bowman, Georgia13 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Family
Stopped for lunch and dog mushing. Lunch was decent and staff was very friendly. Dog mushing was a joke and way overpriced. $45 per person to ride in a large gas powered vehicle. The dogs did not do any actual pulling of the vehicle. VERY disappointing. Waste of money. Cute petting zoo and dog puppies. $2 to feed animals, which the kids loved. If I didn’t pay for the mushing it may have been less painful.
Written June 10, 2022
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I'm really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the dog ride with us. Using the ATV is the way dog mushers train in the off season - we just supersize the ATV here so guests can take part in this experience and learn more about what it takes to live and work with sled dogs and train for these big races. The ATV is able to assist the dogs so they do not over exert themselves in the warmer temps, but allows them to continue to train on a modified basis throughout the off-season. As for the cost of the experience - we do understand it may seem expensive, however we have 80 dogs in our kennel that are fed and cared for all year which is very costly. I'm glad your kids did enjoy the petting zoo and visiting with our puppies!
Written August 10, 2022
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada525 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Normally this place hosts Alaska cruise excursionsts from Skagway taking their Yukon adventure excursion, but they did not show up this year. Regardless, there is a petting zoo and sled dog ride experience for both summer and winter.

Also glad to have the gift shop fully open. It is pretty much not obvious becausw the doors are closed and had to be open manually. There is also an exhibit within the gift shop but it looks like there is an admission fee there.
Written September 29, 2021
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Kris J
Lisbon, Portugal464 contributions
May 2021 • Business
Okay if you are driving down the Klondike highway and see two mountain goats on the ridge, stop in. Lisa, Dale, Peter and the staff will do their best to make sure it is a great experience.
The petting zoo is awesome for kids and great photo opportunities.
Written May 11, 2021
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Michael D
Huddersfield, UK104 contributions
May 2020
Called in at Caribou Crossing Trading Post on our trip from Skagway up into the Yukon before calling at nearby Carcross,this was all part of a trip that we organized before leaving the U.K,we were treated to a buffet type lunch really tasty was a little bit busy in the dining area,outside you could wonder round the museum or even take a dog sleigh ride for a small extra charge or just wonder round the grounds,stayed a couple of hours,well worth seeing
Written March 18, 2021
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BeeLittle
Downers Grove, IL1,623 contributions
Sep. 2019
We have stopped here for maybe an hour right after our lunch. I don't even know what to think about this place.... there's really nothing to do unless you sign up for an excursion... Not worth a stop.
Written August 10, 2020
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BigTool
Chicago vicinity449 contributions
Jun. 2019
Like many others, we took the scenic train ride out of Skagway to Fraser, BC, and then took a bus to Carcross, YT. This stop was the highlight of the excursion. The only thing The Wife didn't like was when an RCMP officer had to pepper-spray her because she refused to put down a sled dog pup and re-board the bus at the end of the visit. They are soooo cute (the husky puppies, not the RCMP officers), I'm surprised that people don't get pepper sprayed more often. We had lunch there and managed to get a table in one of the faux wagons. My favorite part was the taxidermy exhibits, especially the prehistoric mammals. Our visit (about 90 minutes) seemed rushed, especially considering the crowds.
Written May 31, 2020
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penns4
Pennsylvania24 contributions
Sep. 2019
This was part of our Yukon Tour Excursion while stopped at Port in Skagway AK. The Sled Dogs were the highlight of this tour. Seeing the love to run that these dogs have was amazing. The dogs are all actual dog sled teams. One team that was there was a team that runs in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Owners will keep their dog teams there in the summer and the group of caretakers will take care of them and run the dogs in the off season. You can interact with the puppies that are in training. The Wildlife Museum was very nice. They seem to have all of the Ice Age Animals and Modern day Wildlife of the Yukon in Taxidermy. Very impressive! Had a great Lunch that was included in our tour.
Written March 6, 2020
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