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Hours & Admissions

 

NOTICE: Our December hours are different than our regular winter hours. Please read our Special Holiday Hours below.

 

Winter 2023/2024 Hours

October to April

Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
 

Special Holiday Hours

Friday December 22, 2023 - 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Saturday December 23, 2023 - 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Sunday December 24, 2023 (Christmas Eve) - 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Monday December 25, 2023 (Christmas) - Closed

Tuesday December 26, 2023 (Boxing Day) - Closed

Wednesday December 27, 2023 - Closed

Thursday December 28, 2023 - Closed

Friday December 29, 2023 - 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Saturday December 30, 2023 - 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Sunday December 31, 2023 (New Year's Eve) - 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Monday January 1, 2024 (New Year's Day) - Closed

 

Admissions

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
867-667-8855

Directions

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.

Groups

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.

Photography

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

Cellphones

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.

Accessibility

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.

Neighbourhood

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 July to September 2023, the Beringia Centre is unable to accommodate facility rentals.

From October 2023 to January 2024, the Beringia Centre’s capacity will be temporarily reduced to a maximum of 200 people to accommodate bathroom renovations. During this period, half of our washrooms will be inaccessible. While we will do our best to minimize disturbances, there is the potential for some construction-related noise while workers are present. However, due to the location of the washrooms, the noise will be minimal in our back exhibit hall and theatre.

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