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Yukon Archives


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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

Many Voices
Music in the Yukon 1896–1996

An exhibition of photographs and other delights from the Yukon Archives.

November 6, 2015 – February 27, 2016
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, Gillis family fonds, #4491.

A summer evening in Dawson City, circa 1898.
Yukon Archives, Gillis family fonds, #4491.

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 now on display in the Government of Yukon Main Administration Building on Second Avenue in Whitehorse.

Yukon Archives, Postcard collection, 82/427 #10

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

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