The Klondike Experience

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In the summer time, The Klondike Experience operates HUSKY BUS, Yukon’s best choice for
public ground transportation between Whitehorse and Dawson City. We offer Yukoners and
Tourists regular, reliable passenger transportation and parcel service between Dawson City and
Whitehorse, and everywhere along the Klondike Highway. We specialize in transportation of
canoes, kayaks, and world adventurers!

We also offers daily tours of Dawson City and the surrounding area. Get aboard one of our 21
passenger mini-coaches or, for larger groups, let one of our expert guides step-on to your
coach. If you are looking for multi-day tours of the Yukon we offer that as well, just ask!
Looking for biking, hiking, or something exciting? We offer mountain bike rentals, guided hikes,
hiker drop-offs and logistics support, canoe transportation and outfitting, and private charters to
just about anywhere in Yukon and Alaska.

In the winter time, The Klondike Experience is your best bet for Aurora Borealis Viewing,
snowshoe adventures, dogsledding, and sightseeing in Dawson City! We offer multi-day
packages including air transportation, hotels, and meals. For the do-it-yourselfer, we offer à la
carte tour experiences and transportation help to get you going on your next adventure.

www.klondikeexperience.com

Tombstone Territorial Park

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The enchanting Tombstone Territorial Park is 2,200 squared kilometers of pristine wilderness.  With picturesque rugged peaks, permafrost landforms, and a wide array of unique flora and fauna.  The park is a legacy of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in land claim agreement and lies within their traditional territory.  Come for a day hike or a multi-day backcountry adventure!

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre will provide you with everything you need from trail maps to camping permits. Drop in for a cup of ‘Mountain Wild’ tea by the fire, visit the library, take part in an interpretive program or special event and enjoy the informative displays.

Driving Here

From downtown Dawson, take the North Klondike Highway for approximately 40 minutes.  Turn left onto the unpaved Dempster Highway and continue your drive for another hour, until you reach the Tombstone Interpretive Centre (located on the left).

Staying Safe

Tombstone Territorial Park is a remote park with few established trails. Even for day hikes, prepare for rough terrain, drastic weather changes, and animal encounters.  We strongly advise you to check-in with the Tombstone Interpretive Centre before venturing out into the park.

Events and Programs

Tombstone hosts daily programming and special events throughout the summer. Check out their up to date schedule here: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/camping-parks/Tombstone-Events.php

 

Dawson City Golf Course

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This northernmost golf course with greens is Dawson locals’ best kept secret.  Hidden within the picturesque Sunnydale slopes, the Dawson City Golf Course offers the perfect escape from the ‘bustle’ of downtown.  Play a round, hit a few balls at the driving range, or simply enjoy the incredible wildlife viewing opportunities from our clubhouse patio.

Amenities:

  • Driving Range
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Golf Club Rental
  • Licensed Facilities

Driving Here:

Get on the George Black Ferry, cross the Yukon River and get onto the Top of the World Highway.  Continue following this road for approximately 10 minutes until you see a clearly marked sign directing you to the golf course. Drive another 5 minutes to arrive at your destination.

Midnight Dome

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No trip to Dawson is complete without capturing a photograph of yourself atop the Midnight Dome. Drive or hike to this incredible vantage point and take in a panoramic view of the region.  Marvel in the beauty of the Yukon River and Klondike Valleys, and spy on the Ogilvie Mountain Range in the distance.

Driving Here:

Just outside of town, turn onto the Dome Road.  Follow the winding road for approximately 10-15 minutes, which will bring you right to the top.  Access to the viewpoint may be restricted due to weather and conditions.

Hiking Here:

Find the (unmarked) trailhead off of the Ninth Avenue Trail and King Street.  There are several ways to climb the mountain, ranging from moderate to difficult, so plan your trip accordingly.  Decide your access point using this map or by speaking to one of the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre.

The total elevation gain is approximately 1700 feet and the round-trip distance is somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 miles, depending on your starting point.

Dredge No. 4

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Dredge No. 4 stands 18 meters high amid the rough and rugged Klondike Gold Fields on Claim #17.  Leisurely walk around the site and learn about what it took to build, operate and maintain this massive machine.

Before your trip to Dredge No. 4, stop by the Visitor Information Centre or download the smartphone Explora – Dredge No. 4 and the Goldfields app.  On location, a variety of interpretive panels give insight into the rise, fall, and legacy of this engineering marvel.

Exploring the interior of Dredge No. 4 is restricted to the unaccompanied public.  However, guided tours are provided by Goldbottom Mine Tours.

Discovery Claim

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Transport yourself back to August 17, 1896 and discover the very spot where Skookum Jim, Dawson Charlie and George and Kate Carmack stumbled upon gold!

This legally defined mining claim measures 500 by 2000 feet and is located on Bonanza Creek (formerly Rabbit Creek), a tributary of the Klondike River.  Take a stroll along the ‘Discovery Trail’ and find out what spawned one of the greatest migrations of the nineteenth century. History buffs will be impressed with the evidence of various methods of mining, while photography lovers will revel in the unique light that reaches the valley.

Getting Here:

Drive approximately 15 minutes down Bonanza Creek Road (about 20 miles from downtown Dawson).  The claim will be located to your left, with clear signage and parking.  Before venturing out, drop by the Visitor Information Centre to inquire about road conditions and to pick up the Parks Canada Discovery Claim Fact Sheet.