Klondike National Historic Sites

Colourful frontier buildings line old-time boardwalks in Dawson City, and a vintage sternwheeler intertwines the present with the Klondike Gold Rush days, when some 50,000 gold-seekers stampeded north. Visit the goldfields, a barren landscape of dreams, and the elegant Commissioner’s residence. Explore a famed poet’s historic log cabin and a gold rush theatre, and experience a magical northern town in the heart of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory.

Featured things to do

Aerial view of Dredge No 4

Explore the Klondike Goldfields

Visit the Discovery Claim on famous Bonanza Creek, and take a guided tour of mighty Dredge No 4.

Guides in historic costume lean on bar

Discover Dawson

Dawson City’s historic buildings come to life with our engaging interpreters on guided tours.

 Inside view of Lowe's Mortuary Escape Room

Dawson City ESCAPE!

Work with your team to solve puzzles and escape from the Commissoner's Residence and Lowe's Mortuary!

Visiting the Klondike National Historic Sites

Activities and experiences

Things to do, programs, activities and points of interest at Klondike National Historic Sites.

Plan your visit

Facilities and services, fees, tourism links.

About Klondike National Historic Sites

Culture and history

Learn about the discovery of gold and how it forever impacted the landscape and people of the Klondike and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory.

Stewardship and management

Learn about the strategic direction for the management and operation of the Klondike National Historic Sites.

How to get here

Contact us

Box 390
Dawson City YT  Y0B 1G0 

1-833-507-0980 (toll free)


Hours of operation

Visitor Information Centre

Located at the corner of Front and King Streets

Every day
9 am to 5 pm
May 19 to September 21, 2024


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