What is it about Dawson City? Some come for the history, some for adventures, others still come here for the gold. Some are not sure why they come, they just know Dawson City is one of those places that everyone should see. Whatever your reasons are, we suggest starting with a number of our must see-attractions. Dawson City is the heart of the 1898‘s Klondike Gold Rush! An incredible community that has preserved its past, Dawson City invites you to turn back the time and experience our rich living history. Meander the wooden boardwalks and visit national historic treasures. Join interpretative programs and amazing special events. Tour the Klondike Gold Fields and try your luck panning for gold. YES! We still have operating gold mines. Participate in unforgettable First Nations tours and Wilderness Adventures. Spend a night on the town in one of the most entertaining communities of the North, home to Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino - Canada’s first legalized gambling hall. Without a doubt, you’ll need a week to see it all! Welcome to Canada‘s Yukon Territory
Fairbanks - Dawson City
Depart from Fairbanks around 5:20 pm and arrive in Dawson City 7:35 pm (Yukon Time + 1 Hour). The Midnight Dome is the hill that overlooks Dawson City and the gold creeks. Join us for a drive to the top of the Dome to walk around it, viewing the historic landscape. A midnight celebration is held on the Dome by locals on June 21st, when the sun pops behind the tops of the Ogilvie Mountains for just a few seconds. It's a thrilling sight which is available on several evenings each June. The old original RCMP cemetery is along this road. Later, stop by the Downtown Hotel for one of the most unique libations known to the world, the Sourtoe Cocktail. Then it’s off to check out some of the local watering holes, like The Eldorado Hotel, mentioned in Jack London’s “Call of the Wild”, or stop by the Westminster Hotel for some boot stompin’ honky tonk. Finally visit Bombay Peggy’s Pub - a refurbished (but non operational) brothel that served the Klondike Kings during the Height of the gold rush. Overnight Dawson City
A day for sightseeing activities. You have the option Visit Jack London Interpretive Center: a setting for the most popular stories "White Fang" and "Call of the Wild". Diamond Thooth Gerties: a re-creation of the 1898 saloon with a Can-Can Girl show. The Robert Service Cabin, Dawson City Museum, the paddle wheeler SS Keno, Grand Palace Theater, the Commissioners Residence and many other points of interest. Check out the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre - a gateway to Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in heritage. This centre is a meeting place for cultural activities, performances and special events that celebrate our traditions and how we live today. Each summer the Gathering Room hosts a new exhibition that reflects our vibrant and rich culture. Visitors can share in our pride by participating in our river walk tours, topical displays, art shows and a wide variety of film presentations. Overnight: Dawson City
Dawson City - Fairbanks
Optional sightseeing tours: Gold Dredge #4: This huge dredge is 13 Km (8 Miles) south of Dawson City on Bonanza Creek Road (off the Klondike Hwy.) These dredges floated in their own ponds, scooping up creek gravel and gold. This is the largest wooden-hulled dredge ever built. Claim # 6 This gold claim is No. 6 above Discovery on historic Eldorado Creek. It was first staked by F. Ladouceur in October, 1896, not long after George Carmack made his famous discovery about a half-mile downstream. It has been owned by a variety of miners and mining companies, including the Yukon Gold Company. The Klondike Visitors Association owns the claim, and visitors are welcome to pan for free and can keep the gold that they find. Panning is restricted to hand tools only. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Dawson City around 4:40 pm. You'll arrive in Fairbanks at 4:55 pm. (Yukon Time - 1 Hour) Individual program extensions are available.
Dawson City was the largest city north of Seattle and west of Winnipeg.
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