Department of Tourism and Culture

About the Department

Historic Sites

Yukon's historic sites are a tangible record of the people, events and activities that have shaped our way of life and our environment.

Telegraph Office, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Telegraph Office, Dawson City, Yukon

Our historic sites represent the technologies, designs and ideas that are the framework of our society and the basis for our future.

Many sites are landmarks within a community, are associated with remarkable people or historical events, or are places that have cultural, social, scientific or architectural significance.

The Historic Sites Unit provides for the research, preservation, management, development and interpretation of Yukon's historic sites and routes. It takes part in the implementation of the Historic Resources Act and meeting of Yukon government heritage obligations under the Council of Yukon First Nations' Umbrella Final Agreement and individual, First Nation Final Agreements.

These documents legally protect our historic sites for the benefit of everyone. It is unlawful to damage or destroy historic sites or to remove artifacts from them.

Please check out the publications page for information on specific sites and areas around Yukon. 

To view some Yukon Historic Sites photos, check out Flickr site

Contact Us 

Administrative Assistant
Historic Sites Unit
Cultural Services Branch
Department of Tourism and Culture
Government of Yukon
Phone: 1-867-667-5386
Toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext 5386
Fax: 1-867-667-8023

Office Location
3rd Floor, 204 Lambert Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

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