Must-see attractions in Dawson City

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    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 to various…

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    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…

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    Jack London Museum

    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…

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    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…

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    Midnight Dome

    The slide-scarred face of this hill overlooks the town to the north, but to reach the top you must travel south of town about 1km, turn left off the…

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    Crocus Bluff

    Near Dawson's cemeteries, there's a short path out to pretty Crocus Bluff, which has excellent views of Dawson and the Klondike and Yukon Rivers. If…

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    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…

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    Fortymile Gold Workshop/Studio

    Watch as jewelry is made from local refined gold, which is silky and has a rich yellow color, as opposed to the bling you see peddled on late-night TV…

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    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…

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    SS Keno

    The SS Keno was one of a fleet of paddle wheelers that worked the Yukon's rivers for more than half a century. Grounded along the waterfront, the boat…

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    Robert Service Cabin

    The 'Bard of the Yukon,' poet and writer Robert W Service, lived in this typical gold-rush cabin from 1909 to 1912. Each day in season there are dramatic…

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    A 15-minute walk up King St and Mary McCloud Rd near town leads to 10 cemeteries that are literally filled with characters. Among them is Joe Vogler, who…

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    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…

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    CIBC Building

    The city of Dawson has started a long-term restoration of this derelict 1898 riverfront bank building that dates to the gold rush. Note how tin was molded…

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    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, galleries and educational…

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    ODD Gallery

    The exhibition space of the Klondike Institute for Art & Culture, this gallery has regular shows.