Parks Canada – Dawson City ESCAPE!

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There’s a saying that the Mounties always get their man! Is it true? See if you can solve a murder that the North West Mounted Police investigated more than one hundred years ago.

What is an Escape Room?

It is a game that you play with a few friends. We lock you and your friends into a room – actually into the office of a North West Mounted Police Officer. You and your friends follow the clues, solve the puzzles and “escape” from the room!  We will give you an hour. An hour to figure out the clues, solve the puzzles and ESCAPE. Think you can do it, can you help the NWMP catch the killer? If you do, you will earn the Official North West Mounted Police Certificate of Genius!

For more information visit Parks Canada’s website here.

Dawson City Fire Fighter Museum

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Spend some time in one of Dawson’s hidden historical gems!

Having served the Dawson community since the Gold Rush, the Dawson City Fire Department has used and acquired many different pieces of equipment and vehicles over the years.  The Dawson City Fire Fighter Museum contains an extensive collection of vintage fire engines, apparatus, photographs and other intriguing artifacts.

Come and listen to amazing stories and hear about the incredible people who have–and continue to–protect the Dawson community.

Whether you are a firefighter, want to be one, or just like big red trucks with flashing lights and sirens, we have something for you!

 

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

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Welcome to the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre offers visitors the opportunity to discover the history and culture of the first people of the Klondike.

Take a guided tour of the Hammerstone Gallery or stroll through the Gathering Room and learn of the achievements of our community. Take part in a wide variety of hands-on programs, films, and cultural events. We are proud of our history and want to share it with new comers.

Our Gift Shop carries the largest selection of hand-made beaded footwear in the Yukon and a wide variety of northern and First Nation inspired gifts. Many of our artists are exclusive to our shop. This is the gift shop you have been looking for!

Dänojà Zho is open in the summer season, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Winter season by appointment.  Our tickets are valid for two day admission… come and go as you like to fit your busy Dawson schedule.

Come to know our vibrant First Nation. Our story will be one you will always remember.

Jack London Museum

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Tucked in a quiet corner of Dawson City, this quaint museum is dedicated entirely to the life and writing of White Fang author, Jack London.  Browse through historical archives and photographs, while learning about London’s adventures before, during and after, the Klondike Gold Rush. Explore the museum on your own, or visit during one of our interactive and informative presentations.

As an extra treat, take a peek inside the home where London resided during his days as a Klondike gold seeker, complete with contemporary furnishing and objects fit for a stampeder.  This replica is built from half of the logs of London’s original cabin, which was located on the North Fork of Henderson Creek (the other half resides in London’s hometown of Oakland, California).

Dawson City Museum

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Stroll over to Dawson City’s beautifully restored former Territorial Administrative Building.  Once there, prepare yourself for riveting stories of adventure, survival, mystery and industry. Explore the galleries and exhibits, and follow the growth of the region from its original Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in settlement to the eclectic town that exists today.

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Containing a wide variety of archival images, material, and displays, the Dawson City Museum is a ‘must-see’ attraction for every history lover.  The friendly and informative staff will answer all your questions, while providing a range of programming from interactive exhibits to fascinating gold pour demonstrations.

Be sure to visit the Dawson City Museum website for program times and availability.