Department of Tourism and Culture

About the Department

Yukon Archives

The Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon's documentary heritage. Photocopy, map and photograph reproduction services are available.

The Archives can also order reference material for patrons from other institutions through inter-library loan.

If you are unable to visit the Archives in person, reference assistance is available through correspondence. The Archives also offers periodic lecture series, film showings, displays, radio broadcasts, and newspaper articles on selected topics in Yukon history.

What's New

Somewhere Here
What place names tell us about who we are and where we are

Discover how place names describe our land and settlements, mark where we have been, link us to the landscape, and tell of past events and individuals.

July 3 – November 2, 2015
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hougen Heritage Gallery, Arts Underground
305 Main Street, Whitehorse

Presented by Friends of the Yukon Archives Society.

Yukon Archives, James Y.C. Quong fonds, 2006/140, #1-11-103.

Soldier standing next to signposts, Watson lake, 1948.
Yukon Archives, James Y.C. Quong fonds, 2006/140, #1-11-103.

New Education Bibliography Now Available

The "Education in the Yukon Bibliography: a Selective Bibliography of Titles Held by the Yukon Archives Library" provides an author-title listing of published titles on the public school system in Yukon. It includes bibliographical citations on assessments, annual reports, histories, sessional papers, statistics, theses, etc. some of which were produced by Yukon Native Brotherhood, Council of Yukon First Nations, Council for Yukon Indians, and the federal and territorial governments. Free copies are available at Yukon Archives. The bibliography was issued as a companion to "Yukon Residential Schools Bibliography: a List of Documents Held at the Yukon Archives" which was published in 2011.

Alan Innes-Taylor speaks of gold rush days to students at Whitehorse Elementary School, 1970.
Yukon Archives, Richard Harrington fonds, 79/27 #300.

Archival Gold
Favourites from the vault

Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault captures the flavour and romance of Yukon’s history by exhibiting a selection of reproductions of archival material preserved by the Yukon Archives. Originally on display in the Hougen Heritage Gallery at Arts Underground from November 2012 to January 2013, the exhibit is now available for viewing in the Yukon Archives Exhibition Room. Visitors can view fascinating photographs, diary pages, rare documents, maps, and ephemera held in Yukon Archives’ collections. Also, included in the display are five panels highlighting staff favourites as well as a shadow box containing a unique collection of paperclips.


Examples of items included in Archival Gold: Favourites from the vault.

Contact Yukon Archives

Yukon Archives
400 College Drive
Yukon Place (Beside Yukon College)
Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon Archives
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Phone: 867-667-5321
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5321
Fax: 867-393-6253

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-6) 
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6


Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
10:00 am to 1:00 pm and
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Sunday and Monday