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Canyon City Archaeological Dig

Canyon City Archaeological Dig Review

The Canyon City Archaeological Dig provides a glimpse into the past of the local First Nations people. Long before the area was developed by Western civilizations, the First Nations people used the Miles Canyon area as a seasonal fish camp. The Yukon Conservation Society conducts free tours of the area twice a day on weekdays in summer; it also leads two-hour hikes Tuesday through Saturday in July and August. All the hikes are free and provide a great way to see the surrounding countryside with local naturalists. The society office houses a bookstore on Yukon history and wilderness and sells souvenirs, maps, and posters. Check the website or call before you go out; funding cuts have hurt some of their programs.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 302 Hawkins St., Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 1X6 | Map It
  • Phone: 867/668–5678
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tours July–late Aug., weekdays at 10 and 2
  • Website:
  • Location: Whitehorse
Updated: 06-12-2013

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