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


A Thrilling Narrative
Documenting the Klondike Gold Rush

An exhibit of photographs, maps, diaries, pamphlets, books, newspapers and ephemera from the collections of the Yukon Archives.

July 3 - October 30, 2014
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.

Stampeders massed at the Scales below the summit of the Chilkoot Pass, 1897-1898.
Yukon Archives, Winter & Pond fonds, #2293.


Want Copies?

We’re updating our reproduction services!
As of April 1, 2014 Yukon Archives will offer a wider range of reproduction services for:

Textual records
Maps
Photographs
Sound recordings
Films and video

We look forward to providing our patrons with even greater access to Yukon’s documentary heritage.
As part of the update we are introducing new fees for all reproduction services.


Buried Treasure: The Yukon's Rich Fossil Heritage exhibit is an exciting collaborative exhibit about palaeontology in the Yukon from the documentary collections of the Yukon Archives and other sources. This exhibit is for public viewing in the Yukon Archives Exhibit Room.


Old mastodon tusk of ivory found in the Klondike Valley, Yukon.
Yukon Archives, Postcard collection, 82/427 #10.


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
Email: yukon.archives@gov.yk.ca

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

Hours:

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