Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. Investments in preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of our national historic sites will protect our heritage and strengthen their appeal as destinations to celebrate our nation's achievements.

Dawson Daily News and Ruby’s Place

The Dawson Daily News, part of the Klondike National Historic Sites, on Third Avenue in Dawson City, Yukon

In 2020, these iconic Dawson heritage buildings will undergo roof and foundation repairs, along with site drainage upgrades and the removal of hazardous materials.

Construction activities are scheduled to occur from spring to November 2020. Residents can expect to see construction fencing around the buildings. Detours will be provided if access is affected for boardwalks or traffic lanes adjacent to the buildings. Members of the public in the area are advised to exercise caution, respect all on-site signage, and to follow instructions from Parks Canada’s staff or contractors.

This work is part of the Government of Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment Program to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets within national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas. Through infrastructure investments, Parks Canada is protecting and conserving our national treasures, while supporting local economies.