Activities and experiences

Klondike National Historic Sites

Walk straight into 1898 in Dawson City, a living town amid historic gold rush buildings. Hear tales of exhilarating adventures from lively interpreters in period clothes. Imagine 19th century entertainment in an ornate theatre, experience a famed wilderness poet’s life in a log cabin, step on board a vintage sternwheeler, then venture into the Klondike goldfields that stoked a feverish stampede of fortune-hunters.


​Dawson City: "Paris of the North"

Prowl through historic buildings, exploring past and present Dawson City on a lively guided town tour or a self-guided walking tour, then visit the elegant Commissioner’s Residence and pristine gardens.

​Klondike goldfields: where it all began

Stand at the exact spot where the Klondike’s gold was first glimpsed in 1896, then explore a monster machine that chewed through creek beds and brought gold to light in a newer era of mining.

​S.S. Keno: when rivers were highways

Come on board the historic S.S. Keno National Historic Site and enter an era when legions of sternwheelers were a lifeline on the Yukon’s rivers, carrying supplies and ore, passengers and mail.

More things to do


There are geocaches throughout the town of Dawson City and in the Klondike goldfields!

Red chairs

Red Adirondack chairs are located at the Commissioner's Residence and in the Klondike goldfields.

Program schedule

Explore our schedule of programs that offer varied perspectives from history on a tour of Dawson City's heritage structures.

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