The Palace Grand Theatre opened in gala style July 1899. The theatre was a combination of a luxurious European opera house and a boomtown dance hall. It was built by "Arizona Charlie Meadows", a wild west showman who came to Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. The Palace Grand played host to a variety of entertainment, from wild west shows to opera. When the show got slow "Arizona" himself would get on stage and perform shooting tricks for the audience.

Greatest Klondiker Contest - Interactive theatre program 

Parks Canada staff raise the roof of the Palace Grand transforming into characters from the gold rush, regaling you with their adventures to prove why they, and they alone are the greatest of the dreamers and schemers of this particular place and time. Who will be crowned the greatest? You decide!

Location: Palace Grand Theatre
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm (starting June 3)

Program schedule


Watch Yukon Paranormal, Episode 3 - the Palace Grand: Ghosts of the Klondike