Caribou Crossing Trading Post

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Caribou Crossing Trading Post

Caribou Crossing Trading Post
4.5
Natural History Museums • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Farms
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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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John M
Hamilton, Canada199 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, Portugal446 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, UK76 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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14Jeanne14
Tamaqua, PA37 contributions
Jun. 2019
After our train ride in Skagway, we boarded a bus that took us into the Yukon Territory. We stopped at Caribou Crossing for a great meal, sourvenier shopping and an all-around great experience. There was so much to see there we wished we had more time to see it all. They have a small museum, sled-dog rides and much more! A very nice surprise!!!
Written February 23, 2020
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erodrig26
Parker, CO624 contributions
Sep. 2019
We stopped here as part of a cruise excursion. We took the White Pass Railway to the border and then a bus to the trading post. This is an interesting place with a lot of venues to see but it is really just average. The BBQ chicken was average. The best part of the meal was the cookies.
Written October 31, 2019
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Erica I
Vancouver, WA817 contributions
Aug. 2019
We stopped here for lunch while on a Frontier Excursions tour. This place is interesting and cute. Lunch was decent, nothing amazing to talk about. Very basic and made to fill the stomach. The indoor lunch area was a cool country decorated area that looked like an old barn. We went through the Wildlife Museum, which was honestly extmremely impressive. This place is massive and is completely filled with taxidermy in a way I have never seen - it was honestly so full of animals that it outdid the last Natural History Museum that I was at. It was very, very cool to feel so up close and peronal with these creatures. Next we went to the petting zoo area. As an animal lover, I found this to be spectacular. The goats, donkeys, alpacas and miniture horses were all friendly and fun to feed. I did find the large horse to be food aggressive, and even as someoen who has had plenty of expeirence with horses I did not want to be around this one. They have an area where you can view the grown sled dogs, which was neat. They were resting after a run and even had some nice water misters cooling them off. They had a seperate area for the puppies. The husky puppies looked nothing like I enisioned, and they are NOT for handling by guests. They do have another area where pomskies (a cross between a husky and a pomeranian) are available for touching, holding, and loves. I found that all the animals at this facility where well cared for and loved, and provided with adequate, food, water, and shelter, and had a pretty happy quality of life. After this petting experienced we washed our hands and got some local ice cream that was available in one of the shops, which was delicious. I relay enjoyed my experience.
Written October 16, 2019
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jmash
Turnersville, NJ1,154 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Friends
My wife and I recently visited the Yukon with friends on a cruise tour in Alaska. During an excursion on the White Pass Railroad, we travelled into the Yukon. While there, one of the stops was to the Caribou Trading Place. This is a cool attraction with lots of things to see. There is a museum, a sled dog area, and some nice shops. We had lunch there and enjoyed the meal.
Written October 14, 2019
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