In recognition of World Heritage Day 2015

I rise on behalf of the Liberal caucus to also pay tribute to World Heritage Day. April 18 marks World Heritage Day, a day to celebrate significant cultural and historical places around the world. Here in the Yukon, we are fortunate enough to have some incredible treasures.

Whether it’s the natural beauty of our mountains or some of the historic relics that sit along our rivers and valleys, Yukon’s heritage is constantly around us. Yukon is fortunate to have a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kluane National Park. Of course, the Klondike region is on the consideration list.

Speaking of the Klondike, I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't mention all of the amazing institutions that tell the story of our special corner of the world. Whether it be the story of Dawson and the gold rush found at the Dawson City Museum or the traditions that pre-date the stampeders at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre or the many tours of historic sites maintained by Parks Canada, Dawson, Klondike and Tr’ondëk — major pillars of Yukon heritage.