Dawson City

Dawson City

Dawson City is a second largest city of Yukon with a total population of 1330 people. Until 1953, the city was the capital of the territory. Dawson is located at the mouth of the Klondike River in the Yukon.

Dawson City is marked by the gold rush, many houses in the city have been restored and attract many tourists. The Dawson City Museum documents the history of the gold mines, prospectors and city houses.

Dawson City has been immortalized in the world literature by many writers such as Jack London, Robert Service or Pierre Berton. In Berton’s childhood home, a Writers’ Retreat enables writers in Dawson City to live and work.

One highlight of the year is the Yukon Quest. In this dog sledding race between Whitehorse and Fairbanks, Dawson City is the only place where food can be taken during the race.

Further up-to-date information from Dawson can be found at www.dawsoncity.ca

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