Things to do
Walk straight into 1898 in Dawson City, a living town amid historic gold rush buildings. Hear tales of exhilarating adventures from lively interpreters in period clothes. Imagine 19th century entertainment in an ornate theatre, experience a famed wilderness poet’s life in a log cabin, step on board a vintage sternwheeler. Laze on a stately veranda surrounded by pristine gardens, then venture into the Klondike goldfields that stoked a feverish stampede of fortune-hunters.
Prowl through historic buildings, exploring past and present Dawson City on one of three lively guided town tours or one of two self-guided walking tours, then visit the elegant Commissioner’s Residence and pristine gardens.
Stand at the exact spot where the Klondike’s gold was first glimpsed in 1896, then glance upon a monster machine that chewed through creek beds and brought gold to light in a newer era of mining.
Come on board the historic S.S. Keno National Historic Site and enter an era when legions of sternwheelers were a lifeline on the Yukon’s rivers, carrying supplies and ore, passengers and mail.