Virtual Guidebook to the Northern Yukon Territory
Dawson City - Center of Town
the Klondike mining district, on the Yukon River Yukon Territory, Canada




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The Downtown Hotel is the home of the infamous "sour toe cocktail", a mummified human toe in your drink

(August 29, 2010)


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The Dawson Daily News building, a treasure trove of historic materials about Gold Rush days in the Yukon

(August 29, 2010)


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Remote as it is, Dawson City draws a huge amount of tourism, mostly arriving by bus, and many direct from cruise ships

(August 29, 2010)


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An authentic old establishment, Klondike Kate's is now a restaurant (my recommendation on where to eat in Dawson)

(August 29, 2010)


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In addition to the restaurant Klondike Kate's has environmentally friendly cabins for rent

(August 29, 2010)


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Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall, a casino and nightclub, has generated much of the revenue used to renovate historic buildings in Dawson

(August 29, 2010)


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Gambling revenues have been put to good use in the public buildings of Dawson, such as this school and library, modern buildings that harmonize with the surrounding historical structures

(August 29, 2010)


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The Gold Rush Campground and RV Park, in the middle of town

(August 29, 2010)


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New buildings in Dawson must harmonize with the old ones, but the style of the Westmark Inn seems more mocking than sincere

(August 29, 2010)


Next Locality: Dawson City - Edge of Town