About Dawson City
Dawson City is a well preserved, living and breathing cultural and historic oasis tucked away in the middle of the Yukon wilderness. Once referred to as the “Paris of the North”, its name is synonymous with the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. In summer, Dawson is a carnival by day and a circus by night, brimming with art, music, literary, and natural history festivals. It is populated by colorful local characters even Robert Service or Jack London would have a hard time dreaming up. An integrated community, Dawson lies within the traditional territory of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. Safe and friendly, our community of 1800, has all of the modern amenities a discerning traveler would require; yet offers rustic accommodations for a more authentic experience.Dawson City is a must see Northern Icon that should be included in any Yukon/Alaska itinerary because it is, without a doubt, one of the last imaginary places on earth! Diamond Tooth Gerties, Jack London & Dawson City Museums, Robert Service Cabin and Danoja Zho Cultural Center compliment our access to the Yukon and Klondike rivers, the Klondike Goldfields and the Tombstone Territorial Park. Dawson City, Yukon is found within the traditional lands of the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in and today represents the character and adventure of the world-famous Klondike Gold Rush.