The Klondike—legendary home of the greatest gold rush in the world! In August of 1896,
three men found gold and triggered a stampede of thousands of prospectors hoping to
find their fortune in the wild North. Dawson City still evokes feelings of a golden era,
and the communities along the North Klondike Highway are a treasure trove of authentic
Yukon culture, First Nation crafts and off-the-beaten-path adventure. For many visitors,
discovering the Klondike is essential to their Yukon experience.
Iconic Gold Rush History
View from the Midnight Dome of Dawson City at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers –