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 daily interpretive talks. A labor of love by the late hist…
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.
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 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 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 …
Historic Building in Dawson City

Commissioner's Residence

Built in 1901 to house the territorial commissioner, this proud building was designed to give potential civic investors confidence in the city. The building was the longtime home of Martha Black, who came to the Yuk…
Notable Building in Dawson City

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

Inside this impressive riverfront wood building there are displays and interpretative talks on the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in (River People) First Nations. The collection includes traditional artifacts and a re-creation of a…
Museum in Dawson City

Dawson City Museum

Make your own discoveries among the 25,000 gold rush artifacts at this museum. Engaging exhibits walk you through the grim lives of the miners. The museum is housed in the landmark 1901 Old Territorial Administratio…
Museum in Dawson City

Harrington's Store

This restored old shop has historic photos from Dawson's heyday.