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.

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Hours of operation

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

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Contact us

Box 390
Dawson City YT  Y0B 1G0 

Telephone: 867-993-7200

Email: dawson.info@pc.gc.ca


Klondike National Historic Sites - Where the Past is Present (Video)

 

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.