Colourful frontier buildings line old-time boardwalks in Dawson City. Saloons, can-can girls and a vintage sternwheeler intertwine the present with 1898 Klondike Gold Rush days when some 50,000 gold-seekers stampeded north. Visit the goldfields, a barren landscape of dreams, followed by a game of croquet at the elegant Commissioner’s residence. Explore a famed poet’s historic log cabin or a European-style theatre and experience a magical northern outpost under the Midnight Sun.

Featured things to do

Dawson City ESCAPE!

Challenge yourself and your friends! Get locked in a room at the Commissioner’s Residence. Can you solve the murder to get out? What makes this Escape room different from all others? Everything in the room is TRUE!

Robert Service, bard of the Yukon

Step into the poet’s rustic, two-room log cabin with his desk and a wood stove, a period-costumed interpreter sharing Service’s colourful rhymes on a bench outside.

The Commissioner's Residence

Built in 1901 by Thomas Fuller, the Commissioner's Residence represents the strong government presence that followed the Gold Rush, and showed the world that Dawson City was here to stay.

Getting here

Klondike National Historic Sites are located in and around Dawson City, Yukon.  

Plan your visit

Hours of operation

Site is open all year-round
Visitor services are available from May to September

Complete schedule

Contact us

Box 390
Dawson City YT  Y0B 1G0 

Telephone: 867-993-7200


Sites nearby

  • S.S. Klondike National Historic Site

    Steam-powered sternwheelers were the Yukon’s link to the outside world for almost a century. The S.S. Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse honours these vessels, so vital to the settlement of the North.

  • Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

    Hike a legendary trail through the northern Coast Mountains, from Alaska’s Taiya Inlet to the headwaters of the Yukon River in northern British Columbia. 

  • Kluane National Park and Reserve

    With vast icefields and 17 of Canada’s 20 highest peaks, Kluane offers outstanding alpine scenery, rich First Nations culture and history, and a mix of extreme adventure and accessible outdoor recreation.  

  • Vuntut National Park

    Explore untouched northern landscapes and learn the story of the Vuntut Gwitchin people and their relationship to the land and animals of the northern Yukon.