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Yukon Past and Present

Start here for information on Yukon, from the Gold Rush to present-day.

Yukon Past
Yukon Present

Yukon Present

Yukon: Larger than Life
Planning a trip to the Yukon? Start here to end up North of 60!
City of Whitehorse Interactive Travellers Guide
Official site of the City of Whitehorse, with links to other Yukon websites
Whitehorse Star
Yukon’s daily newspaper.
Yukon Weather Forecast
Yukon Road Report
Road and forest fire conditions updated daily for travelers during the summer months.
Yukon News
Published three times a week, the News is Yukon’s most widely-read paper.
Yukon Quest
Official site of the Yukon Quest, the annual 1,600 km sled-dog race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks, Alaska.


Yukon Past

The Alaska Highway – A Yukon Perspective
An online exhibit from Yukon Archives on the building of the Alaska Highway.
Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada
One of the major routes to the Klondike Gold Rush, the Chilkoot Trail is now a designated national historic site.
National Historic Sites of Canada in the Klondike
Three major national historic sites commemorate the Klondike Gold Rush in and around Dawson City, Yukon. Includes historical information and photos.
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: Henry M. Sarvant Photographs
Includes photographs of an adventurer’s experience of the Klondike Gold Rush from August 1897 to November 1901.
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections: William E. Meed Photographs
One of the most important photographic records of the Klondike Gold Rush, between the years 1898 and 1907.
Yukon Archives
Includes online exhibits on the Gold Rush, the building of the Alaska Highway, Yukon people and more. Also provides descriptions of the Yukon Archives extensive historical collections.
Yukon Genealogy: Gold Rush Database
A genealogical database for the descendants of Gold Rush stampeders.
Yukon Historic Sites
Explore and enjoy several historic sites around Yukon.
Yukon History
Information on many aspects of Yukon’s history from the Government of Yukon.
Yukon History from The Hougen Group of Companies
A collection of historical photos, facts and stories, compiled by one of Yukon’s longest-running family businesses.
Yukon Museums
Guide to museums, archives and interpretive centres around the territory.
The Yukon Territory Act, 1898
An online rendering of the act that made Yukon a territory of Canada in 1898.