S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada

Largest and last Yukon commercial steamboat

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Visit the S.S. Klondike, one of Canada’s few remaining steam-powered paddlewheelers, and learn how life on the rivers of the Yukon has changed over time. Long before and after the first steam-powered riverboat travelled up the Yukon River, Indigenous peoples have travelled the riverways of the Yukon. The arrival of paddlewheelers in the 1860s brought change to the territory, carrying newcomers and their ways of life, and until 1950 the riverboats continued to serve as the main link between the Yukon and the outside world.

The S.S. Klondike rests today on the traditional territories of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation in Whitehorse.