Where the Klondike and Yukon Rivers meet, Dawson City became a boomtown of fortune-seekers in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1900 the muddy tent city had transformed into a prosperous outpost. While newcomers opened Canada’s North, they brought great changes to local First Nations.
Many old buildings fell into ruin, but dozens - like the 1899 Palace Grand Theatre - were restored or rebuilt as part of the current community. The historic town site and surrounding landmarks are part of the Klondike National Historic Sites which include the Dawson Historical Complex, the S.S. Keno sternwheeler, Dredge No.4, the Former Territorial Court House, and Bonanza Creek’s Discovery Claim - site of the original gold find.
Swing through a saloon’s bat-wing doors; sleep in a brothel-turned-boutique-hotel. Join interpreters in period costume on entertaining town tours or time travel on your own through a rollicking chapter of northern Canada’s past.