August 15 - August 20, 2021
A week of special events celebrating Dawson City including contests, movies, a parade and much more!
In August of 1896, George Carmack, his wife Kate Carmack, her brother Skookum Jim and their nephew Dawson Charlie discovered gold in what is now called Bonanza Creek. Soon after came one of the world's greatest gold rush stampedes; nearly 100,000 people attempting to strike it rich in the Klondike gold fields.
Today, the Yukon celebrates our grand history with a week-long event in Dawson City, known as Discovery Days. From family-friendly events such as crafts, face painting and a sampling of the Diamond Tooth Gerties' Can Can dancers show, to writing competitions, walking tours, an arts festival and a golf tournament, there's barely enough hours in the day to do and see everything!