What is it about Dawson City? Some come for the history. Some come for the oasis in the wilderness. Others still come here for the gold. Some are not sure why they come, they just know Dawson City is one of those places that everyone should see.
Whatever your reasons, you'll know you've found a special place where your only problem will be how to fit everything in while you're here. We suggest starting with a number of our must see-attractions. These include:
Berton House is the boyhood home of famed Canadian author Pierre Berton now the home of the Berton House Writers Retreat Program.
Pan for Gold on the claim that started the world's greatest Gold Rush.
Explore the past, present and future of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in, who have called this area home for thousands of years.
Dawson City Golf Course
Golf in the Klondike under the "Midnight Sun". Golfers of all ages are welcome. True northern hospitality is guaranteed. Access to the golf course from Dawson includes a free ferry ride across the mighty Yukon River and a 15 min drive with spectacular river and town views along the way! Phone: 867-993-3585; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook page.
Learn what it took to be a Sourdough and research the archives to see if there’s one in your family tree.
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.
While he didn’t strike it rich, he later turned his Klondike adventures into fame and fortune with his legendary short stories and books.
A unique and truly northern art education centre featuring programs, special events and the ODD Gallery.
This National Historic Site of Canada includes among others the Commissioner's residence, the Palace Grand Theatre, the old Post Office, the Discovery Claim, and Dawson City building.
The Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) is an accredited post-secondary institution specializing in the instruction, promotion, and advancement of contemporary visual arts practices from a multiplicity of cultural perspectives.
Established through the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Final Agreement and encompasses 2,200 square kilometers, the park is situated about an hour and half drive north of Dawson City.