Parks Canada: Walking Tours

May – September

1102 Front Street, Dawson City, Y0B 1G0


Parks Canada offers programming from May to September.  For the most up to date information on our programs please visit the Parks Canada website.

Dawson Then and Now

Join two of our informative guides on this popular walking tour that compares the Dawson of 1898 to the Dawson of today. Trek through back alleys, historic buildings and see Dawson City the way locals do… and did. Hear incredible tales about the people that roamed the streets during the Gold Rush, and don’t be surprised when you bump into a few colourful characters along the way. This tour leaves from the Visitor Information Centre every morning, so whether you’re here for a day, week, month or more, ‘Dawson Then and Now’ is a definite must-do!


Strange Things Done

Whatever stories you’ve heard about the Klondike Gold Rush? The truth is stranger and more wonderful, guaranteed! On this popular walking tour, a costumed guide will take you through buildings which have been meticulously refurbished to the Klondike era, and let you in on the most bizarre and unexpected happenings of the period. How do you suppose criminals were punished? What kinds of jobs did women do? (No, they weren’t all prostitutes!) How did you get your mail in a “city” of 30,000 with no government services and no shipping in-or-out for 8 months of the year?  Get the answer to all these questions and more!


Self-Guided Walking Tour

This hour and a half tour through the core of Dawson City offers a wealth of information about how Dawson grew from a moose pasture to a boom town and beyond. Hear stories about the people who came to here as well as the historic buildings that still line the streets of Dawson. This tour can be rented from the Visitor Information Centre and is offered in English, Français and Deutsch.

    Please bring your own headphones if possible, respect and follow the guidelines in place for physical distancing, and if you feel unwell, please stay home.


Visite Guidée des Sites Historiques Nationaux du Klondike – Randonnée Guidée

Découvrez l’histoire de Dawson City au temps de la ruée vers l’or, à travers les lieux et bâtiments que les habitants ont occupés pendant ces quelques années intenses. Cette visite à pied vous permettra d’expérimente plus qu’un retour dans le temps. Elle donne un aperçu de l’histoire de la ville du point de vue de ceux qui l’ont vécue: vie estivale ou hivernale, Première nation ou nouveau venu, mineur ou mineur des mineurs, artiste du spectacle ou impresario. Comment les francophones ont laissé leur marque dans cette histoire encore vivante? Découvrez cela et encore plus au cours de cette promenade de 90 minutes au cœur du noyau historique de Dawson City.


Parks Canada: Walking Tours

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