Yukon Transportation Museum
Located next to the Beringia Interpretive Centre, the Yukon Transportation Museum (30 Electra Cres., 867/668-4792, mid-May–Aug. daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m., adult $6, senior $5, child $3) is one of the finest museums in the north. You could easily spend a few hours examining the many excellent displays and watching the long historical videos.
Here’s just a sample: Look up to view Queen of the Yukon, the first commercial aircraft in the territory, hanging from the ceiling; take the Golden Stairs up to the second floor, where murals and artifacts re-create the gold rush from Skagway to Dawson; sit in Lake Annie, a WP&YR railcar, and watch the 30-minute video while the model train circles the track; and check out the Alcan room with a fascinating video on the highway’s construction. Out front is a DC-3 that acts as the world’s largest weathervane.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition