Discovery Days Festival
A week of special events celebrating Dawson City including contests, movies, a parade and much more!
In August of 1896, there Yukon sourdoughs - George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim - discovered gold in what is now called Bonanza Creek. Soon after came one of the world's greatest gold rush stampeded; nearly 100,000 people attempting to strike it rich in the Klondike gold fields. Watch the story of the Klondike Gold.
Today, the Yukon celebrates our grand history with a week-long event in Dawson City, known as Discovery Days. From family-friendly events such as crafts, face painting and a sampling of the Diamond Tooth Gerties' Can Can dancers show, to writing competitions, walking tours, an arts festival and a golf tournament, there's barely enough hours in the day to do and see everything!