Dawson City, Yukon is the heart 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 for the gold in 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.
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 Gerties Gambling Hall. Wander the same streets of Dawson City that inspired world famous authors Jack London, Pierre Berton and poet Robert Service. We really have it all in Dawson City: great food, great accommodations, quality shopping, and an amazing night-life.
Our river may have calmed down a bit since 1898, but our city sure got lively with many events and attractions. We are pleased to welcome you and wish you a golden stay.
For more information on Dawson City, visit the "Dawson City" website at: www.dawsoncity.ca