The Beringia Centre's roof will be undergoing construction starting in late June. Our approximately 30 year old roof has reached the end of its life expectancy and will be receiving a much-needed update. We appreciate your understanding as we undertake these essential renovations to improve our facility.

Construction is expected to last throughout the summer, but we’ll remain open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Daily operations will be affected by the construction. To ensure the safety of our visitors and protect our exhibits, we need to close both our main exhibit hall and theatre. Additional safety measures will also be implemented around the building's exterior.

To minimize disruption and ensure you have a well-rounded experience, we’ve rearranged our exhibits, created a temporary theatre space, and increased our program offerings. You can look forward to enhanced atlatl demonstrations and additional tours.

Please keep an eye on our social media channels and website for updates on the construction progress. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the fascinating world of Beringia with you.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we make these important improvements.


Hours & Admissions

Summer Hours

May 7, 2024 to September 28, 2024

Open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm



Adults $6.00
Seniors $5.00
Students (with valid student ID) $4.00
Children (age 5 and under) Free
Groups (8 or more) $4.00/person
Members Free

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

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.

Getting Here

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 18 minute feature film (Beringia: Crossroads of the Continents), 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.

Visitor Policy

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. A coat closet is provided in the front entry. The Beringia Centre is not responsible for any items left in the closet. 

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:

 /yukonberingia   @yukonberingia


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. 

Facility Rentals

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.

Notice for Renters:
From May 23 to to August 1, 2024, the Beringia Centre is unable to accommodate facility rentals.

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 our rental form


Read our Facility Use Policy
YBIC Facility Use Policy.pdf