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.


Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun - Guided walking tour

It’s all about the gold... but gold can do strange things to those who seek it. As Robert Service eloquently wrote it, “The Northern Lights have seen queer sights” and let’s be clear, Service was talking about Dawson City! With a transition from a patch of moose pasture to a topsy-turvy boomtown in the blink of an eye, anything and everything could, AND DID happen! Find out how much stranger than fiction the truth really is while wandering through the historical core of this amazing town.

Location: Visitor Information Centre on Front Street
Pre-book at the Visitor Information Centre
Program schedule

Self guided

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's 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.