Dawson City

Dawson City is an eclectic and vibrant northern community on the banks of the Yukon River. It boasts a mixture of First Nations Heritage and Gold Rush History blended with an active Gold Mining and Tourism Industry as well as a thriving Arts scene. In brief, everything you’re looking for in a northern town!

Dawson’s past is marked by Beringia, an Ice Age period which formed the unique landscape and the treasures they contain, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, who have called this area home for centuries, as well as the Klondike Gold Rush, that put this town on the tongue of stampeders worldwide.

The Klondike gold rush was the catalyst in creating Dawson as we know it today. Much of the architecture harkens back to the heyday of this period and creates a Gold Rush feel for the community. Although the Gold Rush is over, placer mining–the extraction of loose minerals (including gold)–is still one of the main industries in Dawson City, and has had a large influence on tourism and media due to the popularity of shows like Gold Rush and Yukon Gold. Over 200 family owned and operated placer miners still operate in the Klondike region.

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