Our restaurant is housed in the two oldest buildings still in use in the Yukon‟s Capital. The dining room was originally opened as a tent frame bakery called, MacMillan‟s Bakery around 1900.
In 1929 the building was purchased by T.C. Richards and Willard Phelps. They called it “Klondike Airways” (as seen on the North side of the building) and it became a mail and freight business. Although the partners hoped some day to buy a plane as a means of transporting freight and mail, they never did. Using snowmobiles and caterpillars, the company carried about 110 000 lbs of mail to Dawson City each year. Before 1921 only first class mail was delivered in the winter. The rest of the mail waited in Whitehorse for the ice to break up and the steamers to sail. This usually happened sometime in May.
In the 1930's, the building was used by Jack French as a carpentry shop; and coffins were constructed for a mortuary in downtown Whitehorse.... Thankfully that
business “died”... and today we have this quaint little
“Northern Klondike Theme Restaurant.”
A place for you to come on in, relax and take a step back in time
Our specialties are Northern Foods, such as Fresh Northern Ocean Fish, smoked meats, wild game meats, home-made breads and desserts. We use only the freshest and highest quality of ingredients available. . We prepare every item on the menu as if we are serving it to our own family.
Our restaurant is small, but our reputation is TALL... We hope you enjoy your experience here at
Klondike Rib & Salmon
...and with our minus 40- it is no wonder this "kute little wall tent" buttons up in the Fall--and goes into hibernation each year until Mother's Day!