You know about Dawson City history and want to come see it for yourself. If you are a historical adventurer we can offer you a vibrant living history. Add some great food, accommodations, quality shopping, and an amazing nightlife and you'll be in wide-eyed wonder the entire time.
Dawson City, Yukon is the heart of the world-famous Klondike Gold Rush. In August of 1896, three Yukon "Sourdoughs", George Carmack, Dawson Charlie, and Skookum Jim found gold in Rabbit Creek, now called Bonanza Creek, and changed the history of the Yukon forever. Thirty thousand (some say fifty) pick-and-shovel miners, prospectors, storekeepers, saloon keepers, bankers, gamblers, prostitutes and con men from every corner of the continent poured through snow-choked mountain passes and down the Yukon River to stake their claim to fortune on creeks with names like Eldorado, Bonanza, Last Chance and Too Much Gold.
Most seekers found no gold at all. But the prospect of sudden riches was not all that mattered. For many of those who made the incredible journey, the Klondike represented escape from the humdrum, the adventure of a new frontier.A short film by Graham Wilson does an excellent job of explaining what many of the stampeders faces on this incredible journey.
Today, gold seekers still visit Dawson City. Some come for the gold in the Klondike gold fields while others come for the gold in the hearts of those who call Dawson City home. Some come for golden moments in the wild and others for the golden memories that will last a lifetime.
Why not visit Dawson City yourself where you can enjoy a walk along the dyke looking over the famous Yukon River.
Come to stare at the sky and be amazed by a midnight sun in the summer or spectacular northern lights in the winter.
Try your luck at historic Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall.
Wander the same streets of Dawson City that inspired world famous authors Jack London, Pierre Berton and poet Robert Service.