List of National Historic Sites of Canada in Yukon

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This is a list of National Historic Sites (French : Lieux historiques nationaux) in the territory of Yukon . There are 12 National Historic Sites designated in Yukon, five of which are in the national park system, administered by Parks Canada (identified below by the beaver icon Beaver 1 (PSF)(retouched)(transparent).png ). [1] [2]

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Several National Historic Events also occurred in Yukon, and are identified at places associated with them, using the same style of federal plaque which marks National Historic Sites. National Historic Persons are commemorated in the same way. The markers do not indicate which designation—a Site, Event, or Person—a subject has been given.

This list uses names designated by the national Historic Sites and Monuments Board, which may differ from other names for these sites.

National Historic Sites

SiteDate(s)DesignatedLocationDescriptionImage
Canadian Bank of Commerce [3] 1901 (completed)1988 Dawson City
64°3′46″N139°26′8″W / 64.06278°N 139.43556°W / 64.06278; -139.43556 (Canadian Bank of Commerce)
Bank building is one of the finest surviving structures in Canada clad in decorative pressed metal; bank played an important role in Yukon history, commencing during the Klondike Gold Rush
Dawson Historical Complex Beaver 1 (PSF)(retouched)(transparent).png [4] 1896 (beginning of gold rush)1959 Dawson City
64°3′47.58″N139°25′49.04″W / 64.0632167°N 139.4302889°W / 64.0632167; -139.4302889 (Dawson Historical Complex)
The historic core of Dawson City, a town established during the Klondike Gold Rush; a wide range and concentration of frontier structures related to the town’s early nature, northern isolation and links to mining activities Dawson Yukon June 07.jpg
Discovery Claim (Claim 37903) [5] 1896 (discovery)1998 Bonanza Creek
63°54′59″N139°18′59″W / 63.91639°N 139.31639°W / 63.91639; -139.31639 (Discovery Claim (Claim 37903))
A mining claim on Bonanza Creek where the Klondike Gold Rush began; its discovery marked the beginning of the development of the Yukon Discovery Claim Bonanza Creek.jpg
Dredge No. 4 Beaver 1 (PSF)(retouched)(transparent).png [6] 1913 (completed), 1941 (moved to Bonanza Creek)1997 Bonanza Creek
63°56′36.48″N139°20′5.43″W / 63.9434667°N 139.3348417°W / 63.9434667; -139.3348417 (Dredge No. 4)
A preserved bucketline sluice dredge used to mine placer gold; symbolizes importance of dredging operations to the evolution of gold mining in the Klondike Dawson City Dredge 4.jpg
Former Territorial Court House Beaver 1 (PSF)(retouched)(transparent).png [7] 1901 (completed)1981 Dawson City
64°3′22.63″N139°26′24.06″W / 64.0562861°N 139.4400167°W / 64.0562861; -139.4400167 (Former Territorial Court House)
Built to replace the original log court house, the construction of this court house symbolized the Canadian government’s determination to establish and maintain law and order in Dawson
Old Territorial Administration Building [8] 1901 (completed)2001 Dawson City
64°3′32″N139°26′11″W / 64.05889°N 139.43639°W / 64.05889; -139.43639 (Old Territorial Administration Building)
A building constructed in 1901 as the legislative and administrative headquarters of the new Yukon Territory; symbolizes the establishment of links between the territories "north of sixty" and Canadian society in the south
S.S. Keno Beaver 1 (PSF)(retouched)(transparent).png [9] 1922 (launched)1962 Dawson City
64°3′47.5″N139°26′4.15″W / 64.063194°N 139.4344861°W / 64.063194; -139.4344861 (S.S. Keno)
A steam-powered sternwheeler river vessel which rests on the bank of the Yukon River; representative of lake and river sternwheeler steamers used in the Yukon SS Keno Dawson.jpg
S.S. Klondike Beaver 1 (PSF)(retouched)(transparent).png [10] 1937 (launched)1967 Whitehorse
60°42′48″N135°02′54″W / 60.71339°N 135.04839°W / 60.71339; -135.04839 (S.S. Klondike)
A large paddle steamer dry-docked on the bank of the Yukon River; the largest and last of the Yukon commercial steamboats Paddlewheeler SS Klondike.jpg
St. Paul's Anglican Church [11] 1902 (completed)1989 Dawson City
64°3′31″N139°26′17″W / 64.05861°N 139.43806°W / 64.05861; -139.43806 (St. Paul's Anglican Church)
A significant example of the architecture of frontier missions in Canada; a simple church with Gothic Revival and Arts and Crafts elements St. Paul's Anglican Church (Dawson City, Yukon).JPG
T'äw Tà'är [12] 2012 Teslin River
61°14′34″N134°36′50″W / 61.24278°N 134.61389°W / 61.24278; -134.61389 (T'äw Tà'är)
A 14.6-hectare (36-acre) site at the confluence of the Teslin River and Hutamya Chù creek; an aboriginal cultural landscape related to the historic food gathering, travel and trade activities of the Southern Tutchone people of Ta’an Kwäch’än
Tr'ochëk [13] 2002 Dawson City
64°2′59″N139°26′25″W / 64.04972°N 139.44028°W / 64.04972; -139.44028 (Tr'ochëk)
Flats at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers containing the remains of Hän fish camps, traditional plant harvesting areas and lookout points
Yukon Hotel [14] 1898 (completed)1982 Dawson City
64°3′33″N139°26′18″W / 64.05917°N 139.43833°W / 64.05917; -139.43833 (Yukon Hotel)
A small wooden false-front building typical of commercial structures built at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush Yukon hotel, Dawson.JPG

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References

  1. "Yukon". Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada . Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. Yukon Archived 2011-01-27 at WebCite , National Historic Sites of Canada - administered by Parks Canada
  3. Canadian Bank of Commerce . Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada . Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. Dawson Historical Complex . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  5. Discovery Claim (Claim 37903) . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  6. Dredge No. 4 . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  7. Former Territorial Court House . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  8. Old Territorial Administration Building . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  9. S.S. Keno . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  10. S.S. Klondike . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  11. St. Paul's Anglican Church . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  12. T'äw Tà'är . Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Parks Canada . Retrieved 13 April 2013.
  13. Tr'ochëk . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  14. Yukon Hotel . Canadian Register of Historic Places . Retrieved 6 September 2013.