Recreational Activities

Canoeing

Arguably the best way to experience Dawson!

Whether you’re looking for a short day-trip down the Klondike, or a multi-day adventure down the Yukon, our rivers are sure to impress.

If you’re travelling with your own gear, there are multiple places to launch and dock (both in-and-out of town).  We recommend contacting the Visitor Information Centre if you need some additional advice or direction.

If you’re looking to rent some gear, there are a few option:

Castlerock Canoe

Address: 966 Front Street (rents out of Dawson Trading Post)
Phone: 867-993-3618

Dawson City Hostel

Address: Waterfront, West Dawson (turn left immediately after ferry landing)
Phone: 867-993-6823 (summer only)
Email: dawsoncityhostel@yahoo.ca

To arrange trips from Whitehorse or Carmacks to Dawson, please visit Yukon Wild for more info.
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Curling

Founded in 1900, our natural ice, two-sheet curling club is one of the oldest in the country.

Guests and spectators are always welcome to visit our club and watch live curling games from our heated clubroom and upstairs bar area. League games are played twice a week from mid-November to mid-March, and the once-a-week drop-in sessions are perfect for beginners or visitors.

The Dawson Curling Club holds multiple bonspiels throughout the winter, including the Dawson City International Bonspiel and the Dawson City Commercial Bonspiel.  For more information regarding these tournaments, please visit our Events page.

Interested in trying curling with a group of friends or work colleagues? Our ice sheets and club room area are available for rent!

Contact Info 

Address: Art and Margaret Fry Recreation Centre
Entrance on Fifth Avenue (near Queen)
Phone:867-993-6262
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Cycling

One of the best ways to explore the Dawson wilderness is by experiencing our many bike trails. With scenic routes like the Waterfront Trail, to far-reaching ones like the Ridge Road Trail, we have more than enough terrain to satisfy everyone from beginners and family day-trippers to advanced cyclists who are looking for a challenge.

Individuals interested in mountain biking will find an exciting new trail development on the Midnight Dome, or can use parts of Tombstone Territorial Park as their personal playground.

We recommend bringing your own bike (and gear), but the Dawson City River Hostel has a selection of mountain bikes for rent.

We invite you to visit the Klondike Active Transport and Trails Society (KATTS) to check out existing and upcoming trail development.
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Fitness Centre

Dawson is committed to ensuring that all residents and visitors have an opportunity to participate in programs and activities that promote healthy and active lifestyles.

Workshops, fitness classes, and recreational events are scheduled all year long and include such popular programs as yogazumbabody blast, kickboxing, and badminton.  Visit the City of Dawson’s Recreation Department page for an up-to-date schedule and operating hours.

Interesting in organizing your own recreational event?  Contact Dawson City’s Recreational Department for information on gym and/or park rentals.

Contact Info

Address: 1083 Front Street (near King Street)
Phone: 867-993-7400 x 299
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Golfing

Tee off at the northernmost golf course with natural greens!

Our 9-hole golf course, situated in picturesque Sunnydale (West Dawson), offers a unique experience for beginners and a downright challenge for top-golfers.

The Dawson City Golf Course has a fun and friendly licensed clubhouse, and offers cart and club rentals. They also host several events throughout the summer, including the Midnight Sun Golf Tournament, which occurs annually around solstice celebrations. We invite you to visit our Events page for more information.

If you’re interested in hosting your own tournament or event, the Dawson City Golf Course is the perfect spot for a private parties!

Contact Info

Address: Sunnydale Road (in West Dawson)
Phone: 867-993-2500
Email: dawsongolf@hotmail.ca
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 Hockey

Take to the ice this winter!

Dawson’s ice rink is opened mid-November to mid-March, and residents certainly take advantage of this short season. With recreational leagues for men and women of all skill levels, and a variety of drop-in sessions, there are plenty of opportunities to hit the ice!

Visit our Events page to check out all of the upcoming hockey tournaments, or the City of Dawson’s Recreational page for ice times, league schedule and skate rental (and/or sharpening) fee.

Contact Info

Address: Art and Margaret Fry Arena
Phone: 867-993-7400 x 204
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Running

Our town is the perfect place for runners.  With minimal traffic and only three-paved roads, there are plenty of scenic routes both on and off the trails. For information on the best running trails, contact the Visitor Information Centre of the City of Dawson Recreation page.

As well, Dawson hosts a variety of running events all year long including the International Dome Race.  We invite you to visit our Events page or the Run Dawson Facebook page to view all up-coming races, fun runs, and workshops.

Contact Info

Address: 1083 Front Street (near King Street)
Phone: 867-993-7400 x 299
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Snowshoeing

The easiest way to experience Dawson’s winter wonderland– remember, if you can walk, you can snowshoe!

Follow trails deep into the forest to see snow-covered spruce trees or hike some powder filled back-country trails. Fun for all ages and abilities!  All you need are some warm clothes and a sense of adventure!

If you don’t have snowshoes of your own, you can rent a pair from the City of Dawson’s Recreation Department during regular office hours.

Contact Info

Address: 1083 Front Street (near King Street)
Phone: 867-993-7400 x 299
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Swimming

Come and take a splash with us at Dawson’s indoor pool!

Open May to September, the Dawson City pool has a wide-variety of programming, fun swims and organized lessons.   Swimming is a great way to maintain lifelong fitness and wellness as it is often ranked as one of the best forms of exercise for its aerobic and resistance training benefits.

Visitors can find out the pool schedule and drop-in fees via the City of Dawson’s Recreation Department.

Contact Info

Address: Fifth Avenue (near Turner Street)
Phone: 867-993-7400 x 299
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Skiing

Hit the trails this winter!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery, while staying active and having fun on our many cross-country ski trails.  The Klondike Active Transport and Trails Society (KATTS) maintains several groomed trails on the Midnight Dome, however locals enjoy additional trails in West Dawson and along the riverside.

Cross-country skis are available to rent from the City of Dawson’s Recreation Department on Fridays from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, and 5:00 – 5:30.  Ski rentals are $15 per set plus a $20 deposit, to be refunded upon return.  Rentals include skis, boots, poles and wax.  Cash only!

Looking for a bigger thrill?  Then visit Dawson’s very own ski hill: Moose Mountain!

Moose Mountain may be modest in size, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in delightful terrain.  Come and enjoy our uncrowded slopes and incredible views.

 Contact Info 

Address: 1083 Front Street
Phone: 867-993-7400 x 299
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