Dawson City lies in the west of the Yukon Territory, roughly 100 km (60 mi.) from the Canadian frontier at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers.

Palace Grand Theatre

One of the most impressive reminders of the past in Dawson City is Palace Grand Theatre on King Street, built in 1899 by American showman, Arizona Charlie Meadows and restored in 1962 by order of the Canadian Government. During the day visitors can inspect the theatre.
Address: Box 390, Dawson City, YK Y0B1G0, Canada

Diamond Tooth Gertie's

The building known as Diamond Tooth Gerties in Dawson City was built in 1910 by the Arctic Brotherhood and became the center of Dawson's most important social gatherings. Faithfully restored, it owes its name to a famous dance-hall queen, Gertie Lovejoy, who received her nickname (Diamond Tooth Gerties) from having a diamond inserted between her two front teeth.
Address: 4th and Queen Street, Dawson City, YK Y0B1G0, Canada

Midnight Dome

A favorite outing, usually combined with a visit to the theatre, is the trip to the hill known as Midnight Dome, about 7 km (5 mi.) south-east of the town, from where a fantastic panoramic view of Dawson City and the Yukon River, the Klondike Valley and the surrounding Ogilvie Mountains can be enjoyed. Many of the gold-seekers found their last resting-place in the cemetery on the side of the hill.

Front Street

Along Front Street in Dawson City several buildings dating from the time of the gold-rush are still standing. The most notable are the Federal Building, once the seat of government before it was moved to Whitehorse, the Old Post Office of 1901, Madame Tremblay's shop complete with articles of clothing like those worn by the gold-seekers, the Canadian Bank of Commerce, where gold was once melted down, and the 1922 paddle-steamer S.S. "Keno" - now a museum - the last of over 200 "sternwheelers" which plied on the Yukon between Dawson City and Whitehorse until the end of the 1850s.

Robert Service's Cabin

On 8th Avenue in Dawson City stands the log-cabin built in 1898 and rented by Robert Service, known as the "Bard of the Yukon" and who around the turn of the century composed numerous poems and ballads, including "The Cremation of Sam McGee" and "The Shooting of Dan McGrew".
The Robert Service Cabin is part of the Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada and has been restored in period.
Address: Box 390, Dawson City, YK Y0B1G0, Canada

Jack London's House (Jack London Interpretive Centre)

In the wooden cabin where the American writer Jack London (actually John Griffith London, 1876-1916) lived in 1897 readings are given daily from his novels, such as "Call of the Wild" (1903), "The Sea Wolf" (1904) and "The Lure of Gold" (1910).
The Jack London Interpretive Centre contains a replica of his cabin along with photos and other memorabilia.

Dawson City Museum

Dawson City Museum gives an insight into the town's history as well as that of the Klondike from the start of the gold-rush to the present day. A slide show about Dempster Highway gives a good impression of the only highway in Canada to cross the polar circle.
Address: Box 303, Dawson City, YK Y0B1G0, Canada

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