Dawson City "Paris of the North"
Lean against the Red Feather Saloon’s long bar imagining the ramped-up ruckus when miners came to town. The Bank of British North America’s polished tellers’ wickets frozen in time and the ornate woodwork throughout the Old Post Office offer glimpses into a wealthy boomtown.
Dawson City’s historic buildings come to life with fun and engaging interpreters on guided tours. Self-guided tours of Dawson’s downtown are also available.
Our interpretive programs are done for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2022!
Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site - Walking tour booklet
A new town site-guide can accompany you on your guided walking tour of Dawson or just as a classy souvenir of Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site. It will provide you with historic images, additional information and additional sites within the Historical Complex.
Available at the Visitor Information Centre on Front St. from 9 am to 8 pm daily during the operational season.
Dawson City - Self-guided audio walking tour
For in-depth information about the wealth of historic buildings in the Dawson town core, taken at your own pace, this is the tour for you. A audio player leads you through town to hear stories and details about almost all of the Dawson Historical Complex buildings. This tour is available in English, French and German.
Location: Visitor Information Centre on Front Street
Xplorer booklets for kids – Dawson City
Do your children like a challenge? Are they budding artists, dreamers or promising journalists? Then they are a perfect candidate to become a Parks Canada Xplorer. The Dawson City Xplorer Booklet will take you through the Dawson Historic Complex and the S.S. Keno National Historic Sites.
Pick up a booklet at the Visitor Information Centre on Front Street in Dawson City. When five activities are completed, return it to the Parks Canada desk at the Visitor Information Centre to collect a prize and their official Xplorers certificate.
Did you know that there are geocaches placed by Parks Canada within the town of Dawson City? Each cache contains information about locations and people commemorated in the Klondike, as well as a secret question.
If you bring the correct answers to FOUR of the secret questions, you can receive a small token from the Parks Canada desk at the Visitor Information Centre.