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Centre d'interprétation du Yukon Beringia
Centre d'interprétation du Yukon Beringia

Centre d'interprétation du Yukon Beringia

Au Yukon Beringia Centre, vous trouverez les géants qui régnaient autrefois sur l'ancien sous-continent de la Béringie. Les peintures murales et les dioramas vous font voyager dans le temps et vous placent parmi les paysages anciens, les flores et les faunes. Le Centre présente également des films, des expositions interactives et des œuvres d'art originales. Au cœur de tout cela, vous trouverez un casting grandeur nature du plus grand mammouth laineux jamais retrouvé et vous rapprochez de l'un des prédateurs les plus puissants de Béringie, le chat cimeterre. La reconstruction du site archéologique de Bluefish Caves, vieux de 24 000 ans, est un autre point fort du Centre.

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1423 Alaska Hwy, Whitehorse, Canada, YT Y1A 6J9

The basics

The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre offers self-guided and guided tours of the museum, as well as special activities and events for children and adults. Highlights of the center include a cast of the largest wooly mammoth ever found in North America and a reconstruction of the Bluefish Caves archeological site, the oldest such site discovered in Canada, which demonstrated that humans lived in the area over 24,000 years ago.

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Things to know before you go

  • There’s an admission fee to the center but children aged 5 and under are free.
  • Guided tours are offered twice daily and are included in the cost of admission.
  • The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and free wheelchair rental is available at the front desk.
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How to get there

The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre is located just south of the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from downtown Whitehorse. The center is located on the Alaska Highway and is easily reached by car or public transportation via a short walk from the airport. Taxis are also available in Whitehorse.

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When to get there

The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre is open daily from around 9am to 6pm during the summer season (early May through September). It is only open Sundays and Mondays from around noon to 5pm the rest of the year. Guided tours are offered daily, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The large mammoth sculptures located outside the center can be viewed 24 hours a day, year-round.

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Other Whitehorse Area Attractions

The Whitehorse area offers a fantastic array of outdoor attractions such as Miles Canyon and the Yukon River, the Takhini Hot Pools, and the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. During the winter, northern lights viewing, dog sledding, and snowshoeing are popular activities. To learn about the region’s rich mining history, visit the S.S. Klondike Historic Site and the MacBride Copperbelt Mining Museum.

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