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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


May is Asian Heritage Month

Our online exhibit Hidden History - Asian History of the Yukon highlights the experiences of the Yukon Asian Community from 1898-1961 and their contributions to the development of the Yukon. An official count in 1901 recorded 84 Japanese and 7 Chinese residents in the Yukon, with most located in the gold rush capital Dawson City. For many years Asian people faced both social and legal discrimination in the Yukon and across Canada. Today Yukon is home to more than 2,000 residents from East Asia, South Asia, West Asia and Southeast Asia who enthusiastically share their cultural traditions and add to the economic and social well-being of our communities. This exhibit is also available for loan to organizations and institutions.

Yoshikazu (Joe) Tsukamoto came to the Yukon in 1954 to work as Canada's first northern        agricultural research scientist at the Whitehorse Experimental Farm.

Yoshikazu (Joe) Tsukamoto came to the Yukon in 1954 to work as Canada's first northern agricultural research scientist at the Whitehorse Experimental Farm.
Yukon Archives, Richard Harrington fonds, 79/27 #168


The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia

Poster Promoting Princess Sophia Exhibit

Now on display at Yukon Archives: Dawson City Museum's 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 through May 26, 2018. Interested in learning more? A Selective Bibliography of Archival and Library Material held by Yukon Archives

 

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