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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


Heritage Day

Yukon Archives will be closed Friday, February 23 for Heritage Day.
Regular hours resume Saturday, February 24.

Sled dog race on Yukon River during Whitehorse winter carnival, 1945.
Yukon Archives, Berta Fraser collection, 93/114R #6.


February is Black History Month

Our online exhibit Hidden History - Black History of the Yukon highlights Black history in Yukon from a sparse population in the mid-nineteenth century, through the Klondike Gold Rush years and the construction of the Alaska Highway, which promised opportunity for enterprise regardless of race or status. This exhibit is also available for loan to organizations and institutions.

Sam Agee (front, left) and the other members of Renzoni’s championship hockey team, 1910.

Sam Agee (front, left) and the other members of Renzoni’s championship hockey team, 1910.
Yukon Archives, Dawson City Museum collection, #6402


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. 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. Available for viewing in the Yukon Archives Exhibition Room through the end of February 2018.  

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

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


The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia

Friends of the Yukon Archives Society is pleased to host Dawson City Museum's new travelling exhibit to commemorate the anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia off the coast of Alaska on October 25, 1918. The ship carried on board hundreds of Yukoners heading south for the winter. No one on board survived. This exhibit shares the stories of the victims of the disaster and the loss of those left behind. On display at Arts Underground through February 24, 2018.

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

Yukon Archives, Dorothy Seddon fonds, 87/22, #47

The wreck of the Princess Sophia
Yukon Archives, Dorothy Seddon fonds, 87/22, #47.

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Contact Yukon Archives

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

Yukon Archives
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Front desk phone: 867-667-5321
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5321
Reference desk phone: 867-667-8061
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