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 Museum in Whitehorse

MacBride Museum

The Yukon's attic covers the gold rush, First Nations, intrepid Mounties and more. Old photos vie with old stuffed critters, and daily demonstrations, such as gold-panning, are good fun. Various buildings colorfully…
Top Choice Historic Site in Whitehorse

SS Klondike

Carefully restored, this was one of the largest stern-wheelers used on the Yukon River. Built in 1937, it made its final run upriver to Dawson in 1955 and is now a national historic site.
Park in Dempster Highway

Tombstone Territorial Park

Tombstone Territorial Park, which lies along Dempster Hwy for about 50km, is an easy day trip from Dawson City. Shades of green and charcoal color the wide valleys here and steep ridges are dotted with small glacier…
Museum in Burwash Landing

Kluane Museum

Commune with an enormous, albeit stuffed, moose at the excellent Kluane Museum. Enjoy intriguing wildlife exhibits and displays on natural and aboriginal history.
Area in Whitehorse

Whitehorse Waterfront

One look at the surging Yukon River and you'll want to spend time strolling its bank. The beautiful White Pass & Yukon Route Station has been restored and anchors an area that's in the midst of a revitalization.…
Park in Arctic Parks

Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park

The aboriginal name of Herschel Island-Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park means 'it is island' and indeed it is. Barely rising above the waters of Mackenzie Bay on the Beaufort Sea, the park has a long tradition of human h…