S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Visit the S.S. Klondike, one of Canada’s few remaining steam-powered paddlewheelers, and learn how life on the rivers of the Yukon has changed over time. Long before and after the first steam-powered riverboat travelled up the Yukon River, Indigenous peoples have travelled the riverways of the Yukon. The arrival of paddlewheelers in the 1860s brought change to the territory, carrying newcomers and their ways of life, and until 1950 the riverboats continued to serve as the main link between the Yukon and the outside world.
Due to ongoing restoration work, the S.S. Klondike will not be accessible to visitors in the 2023 season. However, the National Historic Site grounds will be open to visitors and entry is free of charge.
Visiting S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Things to do at S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, including guided tours, films, visitor centre, gift shop, and more.
Facilities and services, daily program schedule, event rentals .
Take a guided tour, enjoy interpretive panels, or join us in the theatre for film viewings.
About S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
From the 1860s to the 1950s sternwheelers served as the main link between the Yukon and the outside world. Learn about their history working the waterways...
Learn about the strategic direction for the management and operation of S.S Klondike National Historic Site.
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