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. Join the infamous Sourtoe Cocktail Club – be sure to let your lips touch the toe!

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 – Do the 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, Gertie's casino and our infamous Sourtoe Cocktail.

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 Robert Service Cabin, and stroll the riverside dike remembering Klondike characters past and present.

Must See & Do
Places to Stay
Discover Dawson City
Discover Dawson City
Discover Dawson City
Dawson City's hotels and motels are an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. You'll be set for comfort and convenience on a multi-day stay. Or stop in for a welcoming place to spend the night while road-tripping around the territory.
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

You've scratched the surface in a few days, so we hope you'll come back for more Yukon arts and culture. Weave together historic sites, festivals and iconic drives to experience Yukon's summer highlights. Or come back in a different season to discover museums, special events and northern lights with the locals.