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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Review

Near the Whitehorse Airport is the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, which presents the story of the Yukon during the last Ice Age. Beringia is the name given to the large subcontinental landmass of eastern Siberia and Interior Alaska and the Yukon, which stayed ice-free and were linked by the Bering Land Bridge during the latest Ice Age (although Whitehorse wasn't actually part of this; it was glaciated; further north, say, Dawson City, was right in the center of it, and miners are still turning up mammoth bones). Large dioramas depict the lives of animals in Ice Age Beringia, and there are replicas of skeletons and a 26,000-year-old horsehide; horses weren't as big back then.

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  • Address: Mi 886, Alaska Hwy., Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 | Map It
  • Phone: 867/667–8855
  • Cost: C$6
  • Hours: Mid-May–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–May, Sun. and Mon. 12–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Whitehorse
Updated: 10-23-2013

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