Department of Tourism and Culture

About the Department

Museums Unit


Museums Unit

Museum Resources 

Yukon museums, interpretive centres and First Nations cultural centres perform a vital service in preserving our cultural artifacts, traditions and natural history. Yukon Government values the contributions of these organizations and works in partnership with them to set planning priorities, provide resources to empower them, and support the successful development and operation of these institutions.

What we do

The Museums Unit provides a variety of services in support of Yukon’s collective heritage.

We do this by:

  • Administering funding programs for capital and operational support. 
  • Advising on management and operational best practices.
  • Providing technical and hands-on assistance as well as training opportunities to organizations, staff and independent contractors. 
  • Overseeing the management and operation of the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

 Visitor Information Centres (VICs)

 Dawson City VIC

Did you know that the 11 day extension to the VIC season last year welcomed 5,990 additional visitors into Yukon Visitor Information Centres?

This year, all Yukon Visitor Information Centres will be open daily from 8am-8pm, beginning May 1st until September 30th.

Yukon museums and cultural centres are encouraged to contact their local VIC to ensure staff are up to date on all of the products and services offered at your respective institutions this season.

In an effort to serve you better, VIC staff request that you complete this brief survey letting them know your hours of operation for the upcoming season.

Remember to take a look at our calendar for upcoming training opportunities, funding deadlines, conferences and special events. 


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Contact Museums Unit

Manager, Museums Unit
Phone: 1-867-667-3660
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3660
Fax: 1-867-393-6456

Office Location 
100 Hanson St
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-1)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6