- 3 Days
Revel in the summertime vibe of one of the North's most treasured towns. Hear Klondike Gold Rush stories that have enchanted visitors for a century: riches made and lost, golden dreams and heartbreak. Tour the goldfields and visit the area's national historic sites. Meet local characters and shop for a souvenir nugget. Don't miss Dawson's renowned entertainment – cancan dancers, bars and vibrant festivals. Join the infamous Sourtoe Cocktail Club – be sure to let your lips touch the toe!
Day 1 – Welcome to the Klondike
From Whitehorse, drive or fly to historic Dawson City for some Klondike hospitality. Check into your hotel, inn or B&B, and then explore the gold-dusted streets of Dawson City. Start at the visitor centre and join a Parks Canada walking tour. That evening drive to the Midnight Dome to survey the scene along the Klondike and Yukon rivers.
Day 3 – Strike it Rich in the Klondike
Stroll the wooden boardwalks to find a special memento of your Klondike getaway. Keep an eye out for unique creations using placer gold, furs and mammoth ivory. Make time to visit Robert Service Cabin, and stroll the riverside dike remembering Klondike characters past and present.
Dawson City's hotels and motels are an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. You'll be set for comfort and convenience on a multi-day stay. Or stop in for a welcoming place to spend the night while road-tripping around the territory.
Dawson City is a convenient base from which to explore the Dempster Highway to Tombstone Park, the Arctic Circle and North Yukon.