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.

 Funding Opportunity

Canada 150

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program supports projects that celebrate our shared heritage, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) will deliver $6.4 million of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in the territories by investing in projects that rehabilitate, renovate, or enhance cultural and community infrastructure for public use or benefit and which will help define a community's sense of place, pride and purpose.

Applications are now being accepted for Yukon projects. There is no deadline and applications will be accepted until all funding dollars are allocated annually to approved projects.

Go here for more information on eligibility, application requirements and program priorities for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. 


 Upcoming Training Opportunity

Collections Care Workshop 

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Museums Unit staff Cathy Ritchie and Valery Monahan are presenting a two-day, collections care workshop entitled: “Storage and Care Strategies for Garments”.  We'll provide hands-on training and resources for the care and storage of garments in your collection. Participants will learn practical skills, have fun and get to keep the padded hanger and garment bag they've made in the workshop.

This workshop is free and is open to museum, cultural and heritage center staff members, independent heritage contractors and will also include students from Yukon College’s Heritage and Culture Certificate Program. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on existing ones. It’s also a chance to meet and network with fellow heritage enthusiasts.

For more details, check out the draft agenda.  [515 kb]

Registration is limited. For more information or to register contact Cathy Ritchie 867-667-8022

(Note that travel, accommodations, and per diems are not provided and are the responsibility of participants).

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