Duration: 3 Days
Getting Started
Season: Summer

Revel in the summertime vibe of one of the North's most treasured towns. Hear Klondike Gold Rush stories that have enchanted visitors for a century: riches made and lost, golden dreams and heartbreak. Tour the goldfields and visit the area's national historic sites. Meet local characters and shop for a souvenir nugget. Don't miss Dawson's renowned entertainment – cancan dancers, bars and vibrant festivals.  

Day 1 – Welcome to the Klondike

From Whitehorse, drive or fly to historic Dawson City for some Klondike hospitality. Check into your hotel, inn or B&B, and then explore the gold-dusted streets of Dawson City. Start at the visitor centre and join a Parks Canada walking tour. That evening drive to the Midnight Dome to survey the scene along the Klondike and Yukon rivers.

Day 2 – Day & Night in Dawson

Join scheduled sightseeing and outdoor activity tours, or explore on your own. Visit Dawson City Museum, the Commissioner's Residence and Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Take a boat ride on the Yukon River. Conserve your energy for a memorable night of Dawson antics at local watering holes and Diamond Tooth Gertie's casino, and joining the infamous Sour Toe Cocktail Club.

Day 3 – Strike it Rich in the Klondike

Stroll the wooden boardwalks to find a special memento of your Klondike getaway. Keep an eye out for unique creations using placer gold, furs and mammoth ivory. Make time to visit the cabin of Robert Service, the “bard of the Yukon,” and hear live readings and recitations of his poetry. Spend the evening enjoying the energizing midnight sun.  

Must See & Do
Places to Stay
Discover Dawson City
Discover Dawson City
Discover Dawson City
Choose a hotel or B&B with lots of gold rush charm, or stay at a campground or RV park close to town. You’ll find a varied selection of options. Browse the accommodations listings and select your spot.
Don't Forget
Discover Dawson City
Dawson City is a convenient base from which to explore the Dempster Highway to Tombstone Park, the Arctic Circle and North Yukon.
Discover Your Yukon

History, scenery, culture, adventure – easier to reach than you might think! Major commercial airlines connect Whitehorse with Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Kelowna, and Yellowknife. Car, camper and RV rentals are available in Whitehorse.