Once known as the “Paris of the North”, Dawson City blends the legacy of the Klondike Gold Rush and the cultural traditions of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Join Parks Canada’s array of programs for tales of this unique place, while exploring historic buildings and industrious vessels.
Dawson Historical Complex and S.S. Keno National Historic Site
Visit the waterfront and board Tr’ehcho (S.S. Keno), a small but mighty vessel representative of two the cultures intimately connected to the Yukon River. Step inside historical buildings and chat with costumed guides to hear the stories of the quirky characters who have walked the wooden boardwalks of this storied town. In the Commissioner’s Residence, thought-provoking conversations about the impact of the Klondike Gold Rush on the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in take place, offering the opportunity to learn about the full scope of our shared history. Opt to challenge yourself in one of two different escape rooms in some of Dawson’s oldest buildings or find yourself exploring the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and hear about Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in stories and traditions.