Few places in Canada have captured travelers’ imaginations like Dawson City. Home to the Yukon gold rush, it remains a throwback to the past. Over 100,000 people flocked here at its height in popularity, hoping to tap into one of the largest and wealthiest gold mines in history.
More and more visitors head here each year. Some come for a slice of history along wooden boardwalks and Gold Rush era wooden boardwalks.
Others… not so much. Backpackers come for extended outdoor trips through the Yukon while road warriors use Dawson City as a base for driving along the Dempster or Top of the World highways into Alaska.
Regardless of why you’ve come to Dawson City, there’s no denying this town is the real deal. Rough and ready bars filled with hardened locals line the main thoroughfares, while blisteringly cold winters – which can get as cold as -76°F (-60°C) – ensure Dawson City will maintain its frontier feel for generations to come. Continue