Hours & Admissions
Summer Hours : May 31 to Sept. 17, 2021
Daily: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter Hours: Sept. 18, 2021 to May 1, 2022
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
|Students (with valid student ID)||$4.00|
|Children (age 5 and under)||Free|
|Groups (8 or more)||$4.00 /person|
Family Membership $25
A one year membership for 2 adults and 4 students
YTM Combination Pass $12.00
Entry for the Beringia Centre and the Yukon Transportation Museum
Visiting During COVID-19
As of November 13, 2021, all visitors 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask when visiting the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
Proof of Vaccination
As of November 13, 2021, all visitors 12 and older will be required to show proof that they have received two doses of a Canada-approved vaccination to visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
Visitors aged 18 and over must show valid government-issued photo identification that matches their proof of vaccination credential. Visitors under 18 must show a government-issued ID, but their ID does not need to include a photo (ie: birth certificate or health care card) that matches their proof of vaccination credential.
Capacity and Physical Distancing
The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre capacity is 20 visitors. To help with physical distancing:
- Each room will also have a capacity limit;
- Directional arrows are placed around the Beringia Centre and;
- There is ushered seating for our theatre.
Please be mindful of other visitors and practice physical distancing while you are visiting.
Thank you for working together with us to keep the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre an educational, fun, and most importantly, a safe space for yourself, all visitors and our staff. We give you a mammoth thank you!
Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada Membership
The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre is also a member of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada. If you show your valid membership card from any of the natural history institutions outlined in the Reciporcal Membership Agreement, you will be granted free general admission to the Beringia Centre.
Also, when you purchase a family membership from the Beringia Centre you can take advantage of discounts from other institutions outlined in the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada's Reciporcal Membership Agreement.
Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Kilometre 1423 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6V6
The Beringia Centre is located just south of the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, on the Alaska Highway.
Driving from downtown Whitehorse, you can get to the centre by following Two Mile Hill Road to the Alaska Highway, then heading south (towards the airport). Look for the mammoth family on the left side of the road, immediately after the airport. Detailed driving directions.
On foot from downtown Whitehorse, it will take about an hour to get to the centre. Walk west on Black Street, until you see a trail heading up the clay cliffs to the Black Street stairs. At the top of the stairs turn right (north) and follow the trail around the airport.
Whitehorse public transit’s R3 bus will take you from downtown (2nd Avenue) to the airport. From there it’s a short 5-minute walk to the Beringia Centre. Please note this bus takes the “scenic route”, but will get you here in about 30 minutes.
Group guided-tours of the centre are also available. Please be sure to book at least 2 weeks in advance. Our group guided-tours generally include a short introduction to the topic, a viewing of our 17-minute feature film (Imagine Beringia), and a guided tour of the exhibits. Tours generally take 60 to 90 minutes. We can tailor your group tour to fit your timelines and interests.
For more information on the types of tours we offer, visit our Tours & Programs page.
To book a group guided-tour, please contact our front desk staff.
Coats and Bags
Visitors are encouraged not to bring bags, backpacks or suitcases into the centre; however should you need to, larger items can be left near the front desk. Please ask our front-desk staff for details. Coat racks are provided in the front entry. The Beringia Centre is not responsible for any items left on coat racks or near the front desk.
Unattended items left in other areas of the centre may be removed and disposed of due to safety concerns.
Personal photography and videography is permitted in our exhibit galleries. Please be respectful of our other visitors when taking photographs and videos. Commercial photography and videography is only permitted with approval from the Beringia Centre management team.
Photography and videography are not permitted in the theatre during films or presentations.
We would love to see and hear about your experiences, so don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts:
Cellphone use is permitted within the centre’s exhibit galleries, but we ask that you be respectful of our other visitors when using your phone. Phone use is not permitted within the theatre, during films or presentations.
Food and Drinks
Food and drinks are only allowed in the Great Hall during regular operating hours. Picnic areas are provided outside the building. For special events or facility rentals, food and drinks are permitted throughout the centre, including the theatre.
The Beringia Centre’s grounds, exhibits, theatre, washrooms and most programs are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair is available, free of charge, at the front desk.
The Beringia Centre is only about a 5-minute walk from the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, on the Alaska Highway just outside of downtown Whitehorse. Right next door to the centre is the Yukon Transportation Museum—it is well worth a visit. Be sure to ask about our Combination Passes which provide discounted admission to both the Beringia Centre and Transportation Museum. And if you are in a car (or on the bus), check out the Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum. It’s only 5 kilometers north on the Alaska Highway.
The Beringia Centre does not have a cafeteria and there are limited food and drink options nearby . If you need food or a drink, the Airport Chalet and Skky Hotel are right across the road. You can also grab a snack in the airport lounge.
Add a little (or a mammoth amount of) uniqueness to your events at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. Let your guests mingle beneath megafauna skeletons, or enjoy a film in our beautiful theatre. The Beringia Centre promises to be a unique and memorable location for a variety of events.
Our facility offers exclusive use for events ranging from wedding receptions to business after hours to lectures, seminars, tours and school group bookings. A facility rental provides access to our grounds, exhibit halls and theatre space.
For more information on how to rent our facility, visit our Facility Use and Rentals page.
Costs and Availability
Facility Rentals: $60 per hour (minimum 3 hours)
Contact the centre manager if you have any questions or to check availability.
Review the Rental Form:
Read our Facility Use Policy: YBIC Facility Use Policy.pdf