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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 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 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 Fusion in Whitehorse

Antoinette's

Antoinette Oliphant runs one of the most creative kitchens in the Yukon. Her eponymous restaurant has an ever-changing, locally sourced menu. Many dishes have a Caribbean flair. There is often live bluesy, loungey m…
Top Choice Canadian in Whitehorse

Klondike Rib & Salmon

It looks touristy and it seems touristy and it is touristy, but the food is excellent at this sprawling casual place with two decks. Besides the namesakes (the salmon kabobs are tops), there are other local faves.
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 Whitehorse

Dirty Northern Public House

There are hints of style at this upscale pub, which has a great draft-beer selection and makes excellent mixed drinks. Grab a booth and chase the booze with a wood-fired pizza. Top local acts perform many nights.