Research and outreach

Accessing the Yukon fossil collection

Researchers are encouraged to access the Yukon fossil collection. Please contact the Yukon Palaeontology program to arrange a visit. If you are unable to visit our collection but require samples of specimens for analyses (such as radiocarbon dating, isotopic analyses, ancient DNA and other biomolecules), please let us know.
 

 

Participating in community outreach

Public education about Yukon’s ancient past is an important part of the Yukon Palaeontology program. Our education activities include:

  • public presentations,
  • group tours of the fossil collection
  • school visits.

As well, the Yukon Palaeontology program is pleased to work with Yukon museums and First Nations cultural centres, to develop exhibits on Yukon palaeontology, for example. Specimens or casts from our fossil collections may be available for loan and for exhibits. Contact us to find out more.

Contact information

Name: 
Administrative Assistant
Unit: 
Heritage Resources
Branch: 
Cultural Services
Office location: 
133A Industrial Road
Whitehorse, YT
Department: 
Tourism and Culture
Phone: 
867-667-8589
Toll-free: 
867-667-0408 x8589
Fax: 
867-393-6456
Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 2703 (L-2A)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6