Yukon Territory Sights

Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

  • Alaska Hwy. Map It
  • Whitehorse
  • Educational Institution

Published 11/16/2015

Fodor's Review

The story of the Yukon during the last Ice Age comes alive at this center near the Whitehorse Airport. Beringia is the name given to the large subcontinental landmasses 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. The area that is now Whitehorse wasn't actually part of this—it was glaciated—but lands farther north, among them what is present-day Dawson City, were in the thick of it, and miners are still turning up mammoth bones. Large dioramas depict the lives of animals in Ice Age Beringia, and there are skeleton replicas. A 26,000-year-old horsehide reveals that horses weren't as big back then as they are now.

Sight Information

Address:

Mile 886, Alaska Hwy., Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6, Canada

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Phone:

867-667–8855

Website: www.beringia.com

Sight Details:

  • C$6
  • Mid-May–Sept., daily 9–6; Oct.–mid-May, Sun. and Mon. noon–5

Published 11/16/2015

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