Yukon Archives re-opening

Starting June 23, Yukon Archives is gradually re-opening. Reference services are available by appointment. Staff can help by phone and email to prepare materials and arrange for in-person research.

Contact us: Yukon Archives hours and location

Search Yukon Archives collections

  • Yukon Archives Descriptive Database
  • Yukon Archives image database
  • Yukon Archives library catalogue
  • Research your family history
  • Research guides
  1. Yukon Archives Descriptive Database

    The Yukon Archives Descriptive Database is an online guide to our archival holdings.

    Search the Yukon Archives Descriptive Database


    It has descriptions of many, but not all, of our records. For example, it doesn't include published material from the Yukon Archives library. It does provide access to a small number of digital archival records.

    We add new information on a regular basis. If you can't find a record, you may have to visit Yukon Archives to consult our paper-based inventories.

    If you have questions, email: yukon.archives@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-8061, or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8061.

  2. Yukon Archives image database

    Our image database has over 3000 image records from 7 collections.

    You can search by keyword or browse by subject.

    Search the image database

  3. Yukon Archives library catalogue

    On April 1, 2020, the Yukon Archives Library catalogue will no longer be hosted by the Yukon Public Library. Instead, you can search our catalogue directly:

    Search the Yukon Archives Library catalogue

    We have a large collection of books and serials about Yukon and its surrounding regions. These materials cover subjects including:

    • Yukon and northern history;
    • environment;
    • ethnography;
    • science and nature; and
    • exploration.

    You're welcome to read these materials in our research room, but you cannot borrow them for use off-site.

    You can also find electronic versions of some current and historical publications in the catalogue.

  4. Research your family history

    Use Yukon Genealogy to research your family history. It gives you access to resources related to Yukon genealogical research.

    Go to the Yukon Genealogy website


    We compiled this resource with the Dawson City Museum and Historical Society Archives.

    Search results are listed by institution.

  5. Research guides

    Research guides can help you find relevant records for your search. Finding aids contain detailed information about specific collections. Bibliographies list relevant Yukon Archives materials for specific subjects.

    Private records, bibliographies and other search aids

    Municipal government records

    Federal and territorial government records

    Other public office records