Commissioner's Residence

Dawson City

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 Yukon in 1898, owned a lumberyard and was elected to the Canadian Parliament at age 70. (Martha Black by Flo Whyard is a great book about this remarkable woman.)

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Dawson City attractions

1. Dawson City Museum

0.15 MILES

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…

2. ODD Gallery

0.26 MILES

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

4. Klondike Institute for Art & Culture

0.26 MILES

The Klondike Institute for Art & Culture is part of Dawson's thriving arts community. It has an impressive studio building, galleries and educational…

5. Jack London Museum

0.27 MILES

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…

6. Robert Service Cabin

0.29 MILES

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…

7. CIBC Building

0.38 MILES

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…

8. SS Keno

0.44 MILES

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…