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.
20k gold & mammoth ivory jewellery by Leslie Chapman of Fortymile Gold Workshop
Pan for gold in the creek that launched the biggest gold rush the world has ever known.
Games of chance and potable spirits surrounded by Dancehall girls and Can-Can shows recreate the atmosphere of a boisterous Goldrush...
The Dawson City Museum houses the largest and most important collection in the Yukon.
The resurgence of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in culture is embodied in an extraordinary new building on the Dawson...
The Jack London Interpretive Museum houses both a replica of the author's cabin and his original, restored food cache.
KIAC’s ODD Gallery featuring juried exhibitions of regional, national and international contemporary art and design.