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
Visit the Discovery Claim on famous Bonanza Creek, and take a guided tour of mighty Dredge No 4.
Dawson City’s historic buildings come to life with our engaging interpreters on guided tours.
Work with your team to solve puzzles and escape from the Commissoner's Residence and Lowe's Mortuary!
About Klondike National Historic Sites
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.
Learn about the strategic direction for the management and operation of the Klondike National Historic Sites.
More places to discover with Parks Canada
Steam-powered sternwheelers were the Yukon’s link to the outside world for almost a century. The S.S. Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse honours these vessels, so vital to the settlement of the North.
Hike a legendary trail through the northern Coast Mountains, from Alaska’s Taiya Inlet to the headwaters of the Yukon River in northern British Columbia.
With vast icefields and 17 of Canada’s 20 highest peaks, Kluane offers outstanding alpine scenery, rich First Nations culture and history, and a mix of extreme adventure and accessible outdoor recreation.
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