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Top Choice Historic Site in Dawson City

Klondike National Historic Sites

It's easy to relive the gold rush at myriad preserved and restored places. Parks Canada runs walking tours through the day that allow access into various examples of the 26 restored buildings. Take several tours so …
Top Choice Landmark in Dawson City

Dredge No 4

The scarred valleys around Dawson speak to the vast amounts of toil that went into the gold hunt. Most emblematic is Bonanza Creek, where gold was first found and which still yields some today. Dredge No 4, 13km off…
Top Choice Museum in Dawson City

Jack London Interpretive Centre

In 1898 Jack London lived in the Yukon, the setting for his most popular stories, including Call of the Wild and White Fang. At the writer's cabin there are excellent daily interpretive talks. A labor of love by the…
Top Choice Historic Site in Dawson City

Bonanza Creek Discovery Site

Some 1.5km up the valley from Dredge No 4, this national historic site is roughly where gold was first found in 1896. It's a quiet site today with a little water burbling through the rubble. A fascinating 500m-long …
Top Choice Canadian in Dawson City

Klondike Kate's

Two ways to know spring has arrived: the river cracks up and Kate's reopens. Locals in the know prefer the latter. The long and inventive menu has fine sandwiches, pastas and fresh Yukon fish. Look for great special…
Top Choice Greek in Dawson City

Drunken Goat Taverna

Follow your eyes to the flowers, your ears to the Aegean music and your nose to the excellent Greek food, run year-round by the legendary Tony Dovas. A new terrace out back is a fine place to while away an evening.
Top Choice Pub in Dawson City

Bombay Peggy's

There's always a hint of pleasures to come swirling around the tables of Dawson's most inviting bar. Enjoy good beers, wines and mixed drinks inside or out.
Top Choice Cultural in Dawson City

Discovery Days

Celebrates the you-know-what of 1896 with parades and picnics. Events begin days before, including an excellent art show. It's a hoot!
Top Choice Casino in Dawson City

Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall

This popular re-creation of an 1898 saloon is complete with small-time gambling, a honky-tonk piano and dancing girls. The casino helps promote the town and fund culture. Each night there are three different floor s…
Cafe in Dawson City

Alchemy Cafe

Groovy in the best sense of the word, Alchemy combines fantastic vegetarian food with a life-affirming green ethos. The coffees are way cool (in a hot sort of way) and special events include music, talks and, yes, r…