Dawson City Travel Guide

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Dawson City, Northern Canada.
Map of Dawson City

Welcome to Dawson City!

Historic Dawson City, located 538 km (336 mi) north of Whitehorse on the Alaskan Highway, is known widely for its starring role in the Klondike Gold Rush, a prospecting and gold panning frenzy that occurred in the late 1800's. At that time, Dawson City was the capital of the Yukon Territories and also the largest city west of Winnipeg. Over a century later, the city still retains its historical feel—a walk through the town centre reveals only old-fashioned buildings, and the government requires that all new structures follow suit. No trip to Dawson City is complete without visiting Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall, Canada's oldest Casino. History buffs and fans of American classics like White Fang should head to the Jack London Cabin & Interpretive Centre, which was the famed authors home for many years. Fitting to its gold rush past, Dawson City has gold-panning tours that allow tourists to try their hand at wooing that elusive yellow nugget.

Tourist Attractions

Alaska Highway Bridge
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Photos of Dawson City  Alaska Highway Bridge

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