Close your eyes and breathe in crisp Yukon air. Smell spruce sap and the earthy scent of tundra, and listen for the excited howls of husky sled dogs. Open your eyes and drink in Yukon landscapes under dancing aurora borealis. From summer to winter, Yukon’s wilderness plays host to unforgettable outdoor adventures.
Dawson City is a tight-knit town of close to 2,000 people (2012) and Yukon’s second largest community. It’s a colorful place where you can still meet placer miners, dog mushers and other Klondike characters. A lively place bursting with heritage sites and attractions, there is lots to do in Dawson and the city hosts many visitor services, amenities attractions and places to dine.
First Nationcultural experiences and wilderness adventures are an important part of the Klondike experience. Dawson City is a convenient base from which to explore theDempster HighwayTombstone Park, the Arctic Circle and North Yukon, and across the Yukon River to the Top of the World Highway.