Yukon Register of Historic PlacesYRHP

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site Of Canada

Construction Period: From 1906 to 1939

Designation Level: Federal

in Whitehorse

S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada is a large sternwheeler dry-docked on the bank of the Yukon River beside the Robert Campbell Bridge in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Construction Period: From 1906 to 1939        Designation Level: Federal

Designation Date: June 24, 1967

The S.S. Klondike was designated a national historic site of Canada:

- to commemorate inland water transportation in the Yukon Territory;

- to represent Yukon steamers and other vessels.

The heritage value of the S.S. Klondike resides in its completeness and legibility as a fast water shallow drafter sternwheeler steamer representative of the type of vessel built for Yukon water transportation. The S.S. Klondike was built by the British Navigation Co, launched in 1937 and operated as a freight and passenger vessel on the Yukon river until 1955, when she retired. Commercial navigation ceased on the Yukon River in 1957. The S.S. Klondike has been restored by Parks Canada to the 1937-1940 period ship and is now open for public visitation.

Sources: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, 1962: Commemorative Integrity Statement, 7 July 1997.