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Da Ku Cultural Center

280 Alaska Highway, Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0, Canada
+1 867-634-3300
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This Da Ku Cultural Centre in connected to the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sabrina L
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Sets the scene in time and place.

Quality exhibits and information panels give visitors a really good grounding on the cultural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard H
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The Da Kų Culture Centre is an innovative cultural facility located in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction) in the southern part of Canada's Yukon Territory. Da Kų (Our House) celebrates the culture and traditions of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) Dän (people). The centre is a teaching, curatorial and interpretive facility, providing programming directed to our Citizens as well as the general public. Da Kų honours our language and stories, our strong connection to the land, and our living culture. Da Kų also connects the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Dän to the wider community of Dakéyi, our southern Yukon and northwestern British Columbia homeland. These links are illustrated by the other agencies housed in our facility - Parks Canada's Kluane National Park Visitor Centre, with its feature exhibits, and Yukon Government's Visitor Information Centre, which showcases pieces from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. No admission is charged for visiting Da Kų. We recommend a couple hours be allowed for visiting the centre.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“cultural center” (12 reviews)
“first nations” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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280 Alaska Highway, Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0, Canada
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+1 867-634-3300
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This Da Ku Cultural Centre in connected to the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre. There is a lot of valuable information on the indigenous people. The artifacts and displays were informative and educational. Staff were friendly, this place was clean and well organized....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quality exhibits and information panels give visitors a really good grounding on the cultural history of the First Nations region which complements the more geological and geographic displays in the adjoining Yukon Visitor Centre.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a brilliant resource this centre is! Extremely good and informative exhibits and films to get to know the history and culture of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and to learn about the beautiful Kluane National Park and local area. The staff on site...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here during the summer solstice celebration. There was free stew, arts and crafts, and a native Canadian exhibit. The center is together with the Kluane NP visitor center, so it’s very convenient. The facility is very new and has a very nice atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cultural center representing the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) is a must visit when in this area. The exhibits are first class and very well presented. Local indigenous people are on hand to explain and guide you through their center. Really enjoyed our...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

What an excellent visitor centre. Lots of exhibits which were explained to us by a lovely local guide. She really brought things to life.

1  Thank Sheila P
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a lovely new facility. Staff was very friendly. Gift shop wasn't open yet. We only did a quick stop in, but if we had more time I would have really enjoyed spending it here!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The Da Ku Cultural Centre was built by the Champagne Aishihik First Nation, which is the indigenous nation whose traditional territory lies in and around the Haines Junction area. The cultural centre is conveniently co-located with the Yukon territory's visitor information centre, and Parks Canada's...More

2  Thank JJToron2
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I was pleasantly surprised when we stopped here. The movie which is playing has such gorgeous scenery that it's worth stopping in just for that. It was very informative and really showed the Park in a way you may not be able to see by...More

1  Thank Sue6340
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful information center and nice facility. You can spend much time inside to know about this National Park and native culture. Video is fantastic.

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