Creator(s): Government of Yukon
Fort Selkirk is the historic living museum on the Yukon River. For centuries, Fort Selkirk was a trading settlement for the Selkirk Nation and the Coastal Tlingit. When the Klondike Gold Rush hit, the town grew enormously and was almost the capital of the Yukon before Whitehorse. A visit to Fort Selkirk takes you back in history to a time when cultural diversity and cross-cultural collaboration sustained the town until the Alaska Highway limited travel on the Yukon River. Nowadays,this town is a ghost town in the winter and a living museum in the summer. This virtual museum exhibit features the history and spirit of historic Fort Selkirk.