Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
August 11, 2016

Yukon Walking Tour app launched

WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has launched its new Yukon Walking Tour mobile application. Visitors to Carcross, Haines Junction and Watson Lake can download the app to their mobile device to learn about each community’s historic buildings and social history.

“The Yukon Walking Tour app is a great tool available to both visitors and locals to discover more about the history, cultures, geography and natural features of places they explore,” Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor said. “The app keeps Yukon’s past in the present and promotes enjoyment of our historic sites.”

Building upon the popularity of the Carcross app that was released last summer, the Department of Tourism and Culture developed the Yukon Walking Tour app to also include the communities of Watson Lake and Haines Juction. More community tours will be added as more digital interpretive guides become available.

The Yukon Walking Tour app is available free of charge on iTunes and Google Play. Once downloaded, the app works on a mobile device without the need for internet access. A map guides the user through each community, stopping at each numbered site to allow time to learn about the historically significant places.

“The Yukon government is pleased to offer these digital interpretive guides which complement the community walking tours already available in print, in English and French,” Taylor said.

All Yukon Visitor Information Centres are equipped with Wi-Fi to allow visitors the opportunity to download these applications without roaming carrier charges.

Learn more: 
Historic Sites 
Discover Yukon’s History 
iTunes and Google Play [link to Carcross walking tour app]

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Contact:
Michael Edwards
Cabinet Communications
867-667-7910
michael.edwards@gov.yk.ca

Catherine Wood
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-667-8366
catherine.wood@gov.yk.ca


News Release #16-285