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Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre is located in a spectacular setting on Teslin Lake, five kilometres north of the Village of Teslin with a clear view of Tle’nax T’Awei (Lone Sheep Mountain), also known locally as The Three Aces or Dawson Peaks.

Visitors are welcome to share in our Tlingit Culture by visiting our exhibits, spending time with our on-site cultural demonstrators, tasting our homemade bannock and talking to our knowledgeable staff to learn more about our culture. The main building is comprised of the Great Hall, Elders’ Room, Gallery, and gift shop. The Gallery provides a showcase for modern and traditional Tlingit arts and culture. The gift shop offers arts and crafts made by local Tlingit artisans and other unique gift items. At the water’s edge are the canoe shed and a traditional fish camp.

 

Today, Teslin is home to approximately 470 residents who enjoy a prosperous community with modern amenities, as well as the many resources provided by Teslin Lake and the nearby rivers. In late summer, Chinook and Chum salmon travel up the Yukon and then the Teslin Rivers to spawn. Autumn brings many hunters to this area for ducks, geese, and moose. A public boat ramp and launch are situated on the north side of the Nisutlin Bridge, which is the longest bridge along the Alaska Highway.The "Northern Wildlife Gallery" offers visitors a rare look at many species from the remote corners of this vast land. The specimens displayed met an untimely end through natural causes or contact and were donated for taxidermy for this exhibit. The wildlife gallery strives to provide knowledge and understanding that will allow northerners to continue to live in harmony with Yukon wildlife. Admission is free.

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