British born Robert William Service, often referred to as the "the Bard of the Yukon", was one of the most commercially successful poets of the century. Arriving in the Yukon as a bank clerk in 1905, he turned the vivid tales told to him by veterans of the great gold rush into such classic poems as “The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee." Service arrived in Dawson City in 1908, and continued to write about his northern adventures until his departure from Dawson, and the Yukon, in 1912."


Cabin viewing

Robert Service cabin interior detail

Robert W. Service, the "Bard of the Yukon" lived in a cozy two-room cabin nestled amidst the willows and alders. It is a must-see—a spot to contemplate an intriguing life through the man’s own poetry and unexpected life story.

Location: Robert Service Cabin
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm daily

Hike through History - Guided hike

200 years in 1250 steps! This hour long hike with a Heritage Interpreter follows the 9th Ave. trail to the viewpoint at Crocus Bluff. The hike is of moderate difficulty, sturdy footwear recommended.

Pre-book (required): Visitor Information Centre on Front Street. 15 people maximum  

Location: Robert Service Cabin
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm daily