Fodor's Expert Review Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

Whitehorse History Museum

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.

History Museum

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Alaska Hwy.
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 6V6, Canada


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$6, Closed weekdays mid-Sept.–early May

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