S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

10 Robert Service Way, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B5, Canada

The S.S. Klondike is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada to commemorate the role these sternwheelers played in the history of the Yukon.

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site is the only restored sternwheeler in the Yukon that is open to the public. Steam-powered boats were one of the mainstays of transportation in the Yukon and indeed in many parts of Canada. Between the 1860s and the 1930s, some two-hundred and fifty sternwheelers were built to travel the Yukon River system. S.S. Klondike has been totally restored to its late-1930's appearance by Parks Canada and is open for visitors.

Dawson City, conveniently located at the junction of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, quickly became the heart of the gold fields during this time. For a glimpse of the glorious past of the gold rush era, visit the Klondike National Historic Sites of Canada:

The National Historic Sites of Canada in the Klondike consist of:

1) Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada
2) S.S. Keno National Historic Site of Canada
3) Dredge No.4 National Historic Site of Canada

About the Collections

Gold Rush and corporate mining artefacts and buildings: Approximate number of objects in the collections: 250000

Archives : Architectural Records, Cartographic Materials, Electronic Records, Prints and Drawings, Manuscripts, Microforms, Films and Videos, Photographs, Sound Recordings, Textual Records

Decorative Arts : Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery, Costumes, Furniture or Furnishings, Glass, Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork, Textiles or Tapestries

Human History : Archaeological Objects, Ceremonial Objects, Communications Devices, Costumes and Accessories, Furniture or Furnishings, Household Objects or Domestic Technology, Industrial Technology and History, Local History, Manuscripts, Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints, Marine History and Technology, Oral History, Toys and Games, Transportation : Marine : Railway, Imaging : Photographs

Hours of Operation

Heritage programs (Open June to mid-Septempber) Robert Service Program (English only)
Town Core Tour (Bilingual)
Dredge No.4 Tour (Bilingual)
Self guided tour of Commissioner's Residence
Self guided tour of S.S. Keno

Open: 9:30am to 5pm

Admission: Charged

Mapview of S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

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