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Dawson City

Dawson City, Yukon is found within the traditional lands of the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in and today represents the character and adventure of the world-famous Klondike Gold Rush.
In August of 1896, three Yukon "sourdoughs", George Carmack, Dawson Charlie, and Skookum Jim found gold in Rabbit Creek, now called Bonanza Creek, and changed the history of the Yukon forever. Their discovery triggered what was arguably the world's greatest gold rush stampede as nearly 100,000 souls yearned to strike it rich in the Klondike gold fields. By 1898, Dawson City was a modern city of nearly 40,000, situated upon a muddy moose pasture.

Today, gold seekers still visit Dawson City. Some come to mine the Klondike gold fields while others come for the gold in the hearts of those who call Dawson City home. Some come for golden moments in the wild and others for the golden memories that will last a lifetime.

Top 2 Dawson City Tailor Made Holidays

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Classic Yukon and Alaska | Fly drive holiday

This self drive holiday brings together all the highlights of Yukon and coastal and interior Alaska. Highlights includes Denali National Park, Top of the World Highway, Dawson City with its gold rush...

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Best of Yukon and Alaska tour | Escorted holiday in the land of the midnight sun

On this roundtrip escorted tour visiting the highlights of the Yukon and Alaska, you will travel through some of the most spectacular landscapes and national parks Alaska and the Yukon have to offer....

Why should I visit Dawson City?

Why not visit Dawson City yourself where you can enjoy a walk along the dyke looking over the famous Yukon River. Come to stare at the sky and be amazed by a midnight sun in the summer or spectacular northern lights in the winter. Try your luck at historic Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall. Wander the same streets of Dawson City that inspired world famous authors Jack London, Pierre Berton and poet Robert Service.

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