Dawson City is the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush! An incredible community that has preserved its past, Dawson City invites you to turn back the pages of time and experience our rich living history. Meander the wooden boardwalks and visit national historic treasures. Join interpretative programs and amazing special events. Tour the Klondike Gold Fields and try your luck panning for gold. YES! We still have operating gold mines. Participate in unforgettable First Nations tours and Wilderness Adventures. Spend a night on the town in one of the most entertaining communities of the North, home to Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino - Canada’s first legalized gambling hall. Without a doubt, you’ll need a week to see it all!
The town of Dawson City lies within the traditional lands of the Hän people, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. The Hän called the site where the town now stands, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers, "Tr'ochëk" and used it as a seasonal fishing camp.