INFOYukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Mile 914 on the Alaska Hwy.
Whitehorse, Yukon Canada
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Whitehorse, YT: When woolly mammoths roamed
What might you be doing in the Yukon? Imagining Beringia, maybe.
That's where the first people on the continent are said to have lived, hard by the Arctic, along with mammoths, on the steppe tundra. The area of Siberia, Alaska, and the Yukon was glacier-free and humans entered the continent from Siberia. That was 20,000 years or more before Columbus.
It's all chronicled at the Beringia Interpretive Centre, out on Mile 914 of the Alaska Highway, reconstructed with help from ice age fossils. You can learn about woolly mammoths, saigas, and, surprise!, native camels.
Sure you can hit South Beach on your next vacation. But Beringia makes a much better story, huh? Open May through September, or by appointment.