Yukon Territory Sights

Canyon City Archaeological Dig

  • 302 Hawkins St. Map It
  • Whitehorse
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 11/16/2015

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The dig provides a glimpse into the past of the local Alaska Natives. Long before Western civilizations developed the Miles Canyon area, the Alaska Natives used it as a seasonal fish camp. The Yukon Conservation Society conducts free historical nature hikes here that provide the opportunity to experience the surrounding countryside with local naturalists. Every Wednesday in summer they offer interactive nature- and conservation-related activities for kids of all ages. Custom tours can also be arranged. A bookstore in the society's office specializes in the Yukon's history and wilderness and sells souvenirs, maps, and posters.

Sight Information


302 Hawkins St., Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1X6, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tours: mid-June–late Aug., Tues.–Sat. 10 am and 2 pm

Published 11/16/2015


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