Things to do
Walk straight into 1898 in Dawson City, a living town amid historic gold rush buildings. Hear tales of exhilarating adventures from lively interpreters in period clothes. Imagine 19th century entertainment in an ornate theatre, experience a famed wilderness poet’s life in a log cabin, step on board a vintage sternwheeler. Laze on a stately veranda surrounded by pristine gardens, then venture into the Klondike goldfields that stoked a feverish stampede of fortune-hunters.
Where the Past is Present (Video)
Prowl through historic buildings, exploring past and present Dawson City on a lively guided town tour or a self-guided walking tour, then visit the elegant Commissioner’s Residence and pristine gardens.
When you hear “Klondike” do you think of hardship, golden opportunity, or land? Relationships with this particular land changed drastically during the gold rush. Hike with a guide to a spectacular viewpoint to gain a unique historical perspective.
Stand at the exact spot where the Klondike’s gold was first glimpsed in 1896, then glance upon a monster machine that chewed through creek beds and brought gold to light in a newer era of mining.