John Tizya Centre

The John Tizya Centre is located in Old Crow, the only Yukon community located north of the Arctic Circle.

The Centre has an exciting exhibition area, with displays of the Vuntut Gwitchin’s dynamic culture, the Porcupine Caribou herd, the landscape and oral history. The Centre is a multi-use facility to enhance the educational opportunities for visitors and community members alike with the capacity for multimedia presentations and workshops.

Interpretive & walking tours are also provided by the John Tizya Centre, so come visit us and learn about the Vuntut Gwitchin – “People of the Lakes”. Our community welcomes you.


Across from the Sarah Abel Chitze Administration Building

Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0


Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 4:30 pm 
Closed weekends and holidays


(867) 966-3261 x269


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The Navigation Systems Project

Funded by the Community Development Fund and Vuntut Gwitchin Government, the John Tizya Centre has the objective to conduct trail breaking on traditional routes in the traditional territory. Groups of 4 knowledgeable community members including at least one young person will mark and GPS the trails. This year three trails will be marked. The first two trails have already started: Old Crow to Caribou Bar Creek and David Lord Creek to Little Flats. The photo below is from the Caribou Bar Crew.

The above photo is property of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and reproduction or use must be approved by them.