The Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

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Museum History

The Yukon Transportation Museum Society formed in 1986, it's purpose was to promote and preserve Yukon's transportation history. The same year the Society won a tender to save a 1956 military recreation centre and use it to house artifacts and exhibits exploring Yukon's transportation history. In 1986 the Society began stabilizing the building, completing the work in 1990. The Museum officially opened to the public July 1, 1990.

Museum Mandate

The Yukon Transportation Museum's mission statement is, "To identify, acquire, preserve and conserve the history, cultural material and artifacts of Yukon's transportation modes. To interpret this history in an educational manner for all Yukoners and visitors alike."

Calendar of Events

February: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and Airshow - Museum open to the public.
April: Yukon Transportation Museum Society AGM - Last Wednesday of the month.
May: Museum opens mid May for summer operations - See below for hours of operation.
June: National Transportation Week - First week of the month.
Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Innovators in the schools.
September: Winter season, open by appointment only for groups.
Museum available to rent for meetings, receptions and workshops.
December: Annual Christmas open house - First Saturday of the month, includes sleigh rides and local crafts.

Museum Services

Some of the many services the museum offers include film and video presentations, guided tours, children's activities, an information center, a picnic area, a meeting room, and nature trails. We also provide research services including archival records, a library and a video library. During the winter season, September to mid May, the museum is available to rent for meetings, receptions, workshops, various programs and special events. The museum has a gallery and gift shop so you can take home a reminder of your visit.

Our educational programs includes a curriculum package, a teacher's resource kit, school age programs for preschoolers to grade seven and family programs. We can also provide films and lectures for educational purposes.

We are located on public transit routes or if you prefer to drive, we offer free parking in our large RV friendly parking lot. The museum and it's washrooms are wheelchair accessable. Tours are available daily during the summer and by appointment during the winter. Self guided tour material is available in English, French and German.

Hours of Operation

The following hours of operation will be in effect for the 2006 season.

Opening Day May 15, 2006  
Closing Day Sept 2, 2006  
Hours of Operation Monday to Sunday
May 15 - Aug 31, 2006
Sept 1 - Sept 2, 2006

10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Admission Rates Adult (18+)
Senior (55+)
Student (12-17)

Children (6-12)
Children (5 & under)
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Tour Groups (10+)*

School Groups*
(valid student ID)
$4.00 / person
(driver & escort free)
$2.00 / student
*Group tours can be arranged for any time of day with prior arrangement during both seasonal and off season operations.