Klondike Institute for Art & Culture
The Klondike Institute for Art & Culture is part of Dawson's thriving arts community. It has an impressive studio building,...
The city of Dawson has started a long-term restoration of this derelict riverfront bank building that dates to the gold rush. Note how...
Dawson Trading Post
Dawson Trading Post rents out canoes and can arrange trips.
Bars at Westminster Hotel
These two legendary bars carry the mostly affectionate monikers 'Snakepit,' 'Armpit' or simply 'Pit.' The places for serious drinkers,...
Busy throughout the day, this fine coffeehouse, bakery and cafe looks out on the Front St action. Grab an outside table.
cnr Queen St & 2nd Ave · interesting places nearby
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This unremarkable bar comes to life at 9pm in summer for what can best be called the 'Sourtoe Schtick.' Tourists line up to drink a shot of booze ($10) that has a pickled human toe floating in it. It's a long-running gag that's delightfully chronicled in Dieter Reinmuth's The Saga of the Sourtoe . (That the toe – it is real – looks much like a bit of beef jerky should give pause to anyone used to late-night Slim Jim jonesing…)