Rebecca Jansen

Columnist Rebecca Jansen provided these columns on behalf of the Yukon Historical & Museums Association.

Museum Prepares You for the Drive

BURWASH LANDING If you are fortunate enough to have already driven through portions of Kluane National Park, you know the breathtaking scenery that lies behind every bend and curve in the road. Despite the reputed beauty and relative proximity to most Yukoners, I have been shocked and dismayed to learn that many Yukoners have not …

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Virtual Stampeders

So, you are not the type to visit a museum … or your latest trip to a museum has left you wanting to learn more. Luckily, museums are now available at the click of a mouse. The days of only enjoying museums on site are long gone. Museums have come alive in the virtual world …

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Museums Can Pull Double Duty

Museums in the Yukon are becoming more than just a one-time stop over for many visitors and Yukoners. The variety of programs and services offered by our local museums keep people coming back for more and the museums continue to deliver memorable events and opportunities. You may often see full parking lots outside of the …

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Free Rides On That ‘Other’ Train

I’m sure that most of you are aware of the little yellow trolley that chugs along the waterfront every summer. But what you may not be familiar with is the other Whitehorse Railway attraction. The Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society, in addition to running the waterfront trolley, operates the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum located …

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