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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Ranked #7 of 56 things to do in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wh knew?”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We knew Bsolutel nothing about the Berengia and it's history. We now know and understand the evolution of that former land area between Russia and Aladka that is now covered in water. Learned a great deal about the wildlife that existed in Berengia, especially the Woolly Mammoth and the Shirt Faced Bear.

The staff were absolutely excellent and very interested in telling us about Berengia. The one we spoke to the most is a Mic Mac First Nations person from the east. She was extremely knowledgeable, a well educated Biologist, and was extremely articulate.

Don't miss thus site.

Visited July 2014
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British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Fantastic Museum”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

If you buy a combination ticket for the Beringia and the Transportation Museum it is a lot cheaper.

The Museum is very well done and super informative, great history and geography lesson.

In the theater is a 15 min movie that should not be missed. Also ask about a spear throwing demonstration with a Atlatl. Atlatl is and extra stick used to throw the spear at speeds up to equal of a 60 lb bow. The spear does not have a sharp point and the whole thing is supervised but fun for the whole family.

It is interesting to note that Atlatl has been and is used around the world. It is currently still used in New Guinea and in some islands of Micronesia. In the past the the Maya and Aztecs also used it. The Inuit and First Nations hunters of North America also used it to hunt for game and also for harpooning sea mammals.

If the kids ask real nice they might just get a nice poster.

The rest of the museum is just great. Washrooms nice and clean.

Hope that helps

Cheers, Anders

Visited July 2014
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Seward, Alaska
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Educational and Engaging”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was our first stop in Whitehorse. From the mammoths outside to the dinosaur inside, there were interesting things to look at everywhere. My daughter loved the children's interactive area. I enjoyed the infusion of native culture. We watched the film about their research and work with the people of the a Yukon. It is a lovely center and I will be back again.

Visited June 2014
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We bought a $12 combo ticket and for to visit this museum and the Transportation Museum next door to the Beringia. Everything was self guided and extremely interesting. Hope to someday visit again.

Visited June 2014
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Coquitlam, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Well worth a visit. Informative and interesting. Would appeal to all ages. Facility spotlessly clean. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful

Visited June 2014
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