Colourful frontier buildings line old-time boardwalks in Dawson City. Saloons, can-can girls and a vintage sternwheeler intertwine the present with 1898 Klondike Gold Rush days when some 30,000 gold-seekers stampeded north. Visit the goldfields, a barren landscape of dreams, followed by a game of croquet at the elegant Commissioner’s residence. Explore a famed poet’s historic log cabin or a European-style theatre and experience a magical northern outpost under the Midnight Sun.
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S.S. Klondike National Historic Site
Steam-powered sternwheelers were the Yukon’s link to the outside world for almost a century. The S.S. Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse honours these vessels, so vital to the settlement of the North.
Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site
Hike a legendary trail through the northern Coast Mountains, from Alaska’s Taiya Inlet to the headwaters of the Yukon River in northern British Columbia.
Kluane National Park
With vast icefields and 17 of Canada’s 20 highest peaks, Kluane offers outstanding alpine scenery, rich First Nations culture and history, and a mix of extreme adventure and accessible outdoor recreation.
Vuntut National Park
Explore untouched northern landscapes and learn the story of the Vuntut Gwitchin people and their relationship to the land and animals of the northern Yukon.