Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon
Canada Travel Guide - Yukon

Dawson City

Dawson City is situated in the Yukon in northwestern Canada, and is the place most associated with the world’s greatest gold rush. By 1898 this outpost in the middle of the vast Canadian wilderness had a population of nearly 40,000. The lucky few struck it rich, while the nearly 100,000 that followed were mostly disappointed. Today the population is about 1500.

Visitors enjoy hiking, gold panning, boating on the beautiful Klondike River, or trying their luck in the casino. There are a variety restaurants and lots of entertainment and festivals. Take a round on the golf course under the midnight summer sun, or watch the famous Yukon Quest dogsled race by the Northern Lights.

The city is next to the Klondike River, in a mountainous, sub-artic climate. There is good highway access and flights through Whitehorse arrive from Vancouver and Frankfurt.


 

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Claim #6

Pan for gold in the creek that launched the biggest gold rush the world has ever known.

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(Tourist Attractions)
Diamond Tooth Gertie's

Games of chance and potable spirits surrounded by Dancehall girls and Can-Can shows recreate the atmosphere of a boisterous Goldrush Saloon at the turn of the century.

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(Casino, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Singer, Tourist Attractions)
Dawson City Museum

The Dawson City Museum houses the largest and most important collection in the Yukon.

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(Museum)
Dänojà Zho (Long Ago House) Cultural Centre

The resurgence of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in culture is embodied in an extraordinary new building on the Dawson waterfront .

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(Museum)
Jack London Interpretive Museum

The Jack London Interpretive Museum houses both a replica of the author's cabin and his original, restored food cache.

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(Museum)
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

KIAC’s ODD Gallery featuring juried exhibitions of regional, national and international contemporary art and design.

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(Galleries/ Exhibits/Shows, Public Art Gallery)

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