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First Nations Culture

Regional History

Spectacular Scenery

Located in the heart of the Klondike, Dawson City is a vibrant little town renowned for its artistic flair and its welcoming, friendly spirit. Along with a compelling history, Dawson’s great shops, unique attractions, tantalizing restaurants, lively nightlife and surrounding natural beauty make it an ideal destination to host your next meeting, convention or corporate event.

Are you planning a wedding and want that ultra special venue? Or maybe you’re part of a group seeking the perfect location to unplug and reconnect with likeminded people? Perhaps you’re looking for a place to escape the urban bustle so you can focus on team-building and strategic plans?

Whatever your reason, check out the unique features, services, amenities and attractions that make Dawson an exciting and memorable destination:

  • Pedestrian Friendly – most of Dawson’s major attractions are centrally located and within a short walking distance from each other. This makes getting around town easy and enjoyable.
  • Regional History – A National Historic Site, the Dawson Historical Complex encompasses much of the town. Glimpse into the glorious past of the gold rush era, and be a part of its remarkable living history.
  • First Nations Culture – Dawson City is home to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people. Their rich and vibrant culture remains an integral part of the community.
  • Unique Venues – Dawson City boasts some of the most unique and affordable venues. Host your wedding reception in the beautiful historic Palace Grand Theatre or your corporate meeting against the backdrop of the local curling club.
  • Spectacular Scenery – With enchanting vistas around every turn, Dawson City is truly a remarkable wonderland of sights.
  • Festive Events – From the Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival to Discovery Day Celebrations, there is always an exciting community event happening in Dawson City.
Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre

The Art and Margaret Fry Recreation Centre contains an arena and offers a large space to accomodate trade shows in summer, or a unique venue to host teambuilding events or tournaments on the ice during the winter. Centrally located in downtown Dawson, there are a multitude of ways to rent out this space including:

Concession Seating Area: $40/day
Ice Rental (winter only): $120/hour
Kitchen (including propane): $156/day, non profit: $105/day
Arena Dry Floor+ bathrooms: $550/day, non profit: $400/day
Arena Changeroom: $40/day

 

Area Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
Concession Seating Year Round
Ice Rental Winter
Kitchen Year Round
Arena Dry Ice Floor Spring/Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue $=Extra cost

Booking Contact:
City of Dawson Recreation Department
Marina Osmond 
(867) 993-7400 ext. 299
Recreation@cityofdawson.ca

Commissioner’s Residence

Completed in 1901, the Commissioner’s Residence was a symbol of prosperity and permanence in the community. The Residence has been restored to the era of Commissioner George Black and his wife Martha (1912-1916) and is now a Parks Canada property.  There are 2 separate spaces available to rent:

Fort Herchmer; which was 40 acres of dominion government land reserved for the establishment of a new post for the Northwest Mounted Police. This historic green space is perfect for a luncheon, a corporate event, a wedding reception or an outdoor concert. It can be adapted to a multitude of events, and can offer seating for up to 125 people. (Larger events possible.  Please contact)

The Verandah + grounds inside the fence of the residence offers comfortable seating for 125 people (250 if there is no food/drink). Elegant and stately, the verandah offers a charming and cozy setting for a small reception or an impressive architecture for a wedding ceremony. Surrounded by deciduous trees, the lawn and Martha’s lovely flower garden offer a quiet and spacious setting for outdoor wedding receptions, culinary events or meetings.

Please note that the actual residence is not available for event rentals.

Price per day: $343.40
The grounds of the Commissioner’s Residence is available for small wedding ceremonies (3-10 ppl) for a $50 fee, provided there is no setup needed or cancelling of Parks programming required.

 

Area Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
Ft. Herchmer* 125 $ $ $ Summer
Verandah* 125/250 $ $ $ Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue $=Extra cost

Booking Contact
Parks Canada
Teresa Conkin
(867) 993-7231
Teresa.Conkin@pc.gc.ca

Crocus Field & Concession

Situated just at the south edge of town, the Crocus Field has both a ball diamond and a soccer field and is a great setting for family fun, with or without actually playing sports! With ample parking and a concession & washrooms building, this site is ideal for casual outdoor enjoyment.

Price per day: $120, with concession add $110

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
250 Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
City of Dawson Recreation Department
Marina Osmond 
(867) 993-7400 ext. 299
Recreation@cityofdawson.ca

 

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

Dänojà Zho is a year round, fully accessible cultural facility. Dänojà Zho is an excellent location for hosting small meetings, open house/information events, small community functions, lectures and slide shows, concerts and performing arts presentations.

The 90-seat Theatre (with lap desks) provides a perfect location for both audio/visual presentations and live performances.

The Gathering Room is illuminated by floor to ceiling windows and an unobstructed view of the Yukon River. This room is suitable for small meetings and public announcements.

Services include sound and light systems, audio / visual equipment,  coffee station/kitchenette and terraced amphitheatre style landscaping. There is ample parking and the Centre is an easy walking distance from all hotels, and visitor attractions.

Dänojà Zho is an alcohol free venue.

Price per day: $250 plus GST

 

Area  Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
Theatre 90  ✓  ✓  Some  ✓  P, S, PA, M  ✓ Limited. Outside catering only  Alcohol Free Fall/Winter/Spring
Gathering Room 12 Some P, S, PA, M Limited. Outside catering only Alcohol Free Fall/Winter/Spring

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre
Glenda Bolt
(867) 993-7100 ext. 500
Glenda.Bolt@trondek.ca

 

Dawson City Golf Course

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. The clubhouse is rustic but the setting (complete with campfire site, beautiful tall spruce framing views of the fairways) is lovely and ideal for casual, fun events.

Price per day: Call

 

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
60  ✓  ✓  ✓ Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Dawson Golf Association
(867) 993-2500 (May- September)
DawsonCityGolfCourse@gmail.com

 

Dawson City Museum

Step inside Dawson City’s beautifully restored former Territorial Administrative Building. Designed by architect Thomas W. Fuller, the building was constructed in 1901. The museum offers three different options for hosting your events: the theatre, the gift shop gathering space and the courtroom.

Price per day:
Courtroom:  $75

Theatre & Gift Shop: $200

*Please note that the museum is closed for renovations until further notice*

 

Room Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
Courtroom 75  ✓ P, S, PA  ✓ Year-Round
Theatre & Gift Shop 50  ✓ P, S, PA  ✓ Year-Round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Dawson City Museum
Alex Somerville
(867) 993-5291
ASomerville@dawsonmuseum.ca

 

Dawson Curling Club

The Curling Club offers a relaxed atmosphere with floor to ceiling windows over looking the ice. The lounge is approximately 20’ x 30’ in size, and offers a large commercial kitchen and bar for events. There’s even an old-timey snooker table!

Price per day: $75, with kitchen add $50

 

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
60  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓ Year-round (no ice in summer)

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Dawson Curling Club
Akio Saito
(867) 993-5398
ASaito@northwestel.net + CurlDawson@gmail.com

 

Diamond Tooth Gerties

The only gambling hall North of 60, the historic Arctic Brotherhood hall features nightly gold-rush era inspired entertainment and games of chance all summer long, but during the shoulder seasons this venue can host large groups for unique events. With slot machines for backdrop and club table seating, this venue provides frontier character with a beautiful bar and upper level gallery seating for a view of whatever show is happening on stage.

Capacity is 300 for regular seating. Dinner seating capacity is 175.

Price per day: $500, non-profit: $250

 

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
175/300  ✓  ✓  ✓ P, S, PA, M, SpSb, SL Spring/Fall/Winter

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Diamond Tooth Gerties
Viki Paulins
(867) 993-5575 ext. 203
VPaulins@dawson.net

 

Downtown Hotel Conference Room

Approximately 20′ x 40’ in size, the conference room offers full services for your events. Let us know what you’re planning, and we’ll make it happen.

Price per day: $200, half-day: $150

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet In-house cater Bar Setup/down assistance Season
50  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓ P, S  ✓  $ Year-round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Downtown Hotel
Stephen Lancaster
(867) 993-5346
Info@downtownhotel.ca

 

Front Street Gazebo & Picnic Shelter

The gazebo located in the park along Front Street offers a quaint yet central setting for an outdoor meeting or ceremony. The natural ampitheatre seating makes it ideal for music or other performances.

Nearby, the picnic shelter is a covered space providing shade for those hot sunny days.  Perfect for hosting small family gatherings, pop up markets or outdoor meetings.

Each space is rented individually.

Price per day: $52, non-profit: $47

Area Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
Gazebo* 20 Summer
Picnic Shelter* 40 Year Round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
City of Dawson Recreation Department
Marina Osmond 
(867) 993-7400 ext. 299
Recreation@cityofdawson.ca

 

KIAC Ballroom

The Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture (KIAC) is a community-based arts centre housed in the historic Oddfellows Hall. The KIAC Ballroom offers approximately 2000 s.f. of elegant space, featuring 15’ high ceilings and chandeliers, beautiful hardwood floors, and a small but functional kitchen.

Price per day: $350, non-profit: $175

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
120  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  P, S, PA, M, SpSb, SL  ✓  ✓ Year-Round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Klondike Institute of Art & Culture
Karen DuBois
(867) 993-5005
kdubois@kiac.ca

 

Klondike Spirit Paddlewheeler

Enjoy a nostalgic journey aboard the only operating paddlewheeler in the Yukon. Sit back and relax while we take you through the beautiful landscape along the Yukon River. Want to celebrate a wedding in a unique way? Interested in organizing a party to remember? The Klondike Spirit is available for all kinds of special events! We can provide food service for your event and will do our best to meet any special requests. You just have to contact us, we are eager to help create what you have in mind!

Price per day: River cruise charters are $1500 for the first hour, and $600 per half hour after that.
The Spirit can be made available as a venue sitting at dock, but there is no set price for this.

 

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V In-house cater Bar Setup/down assistance Season
50  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  PA  $  ✓ Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Klondike Spirit
(867) 993-6584
reservations@klondikespirit.com

 

Minto Park

Minto Park is centrally located and consists of a ball diamond with a concession building that includes washrooms, a program room and kitchen.  Great for any type of large outdoor event including festivals and sporting events.

Price per day:
Ball Diamond: $120
Concession*: $150
*program room and kitchen can be rented as separate venues

 

Area Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
Ball Diamond* Year-round
Concession Year- round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
City of Dawson Recreation Department
Marina Osmond 
(867) 993-7400 ext. 299
Recreation@cityofdawson.ca

 

Palace Grand Theatre

Arizona Charlie Meadows built the Palace Grand in 1899, a lavish theatre in the wilderness. After declining into disrepair it was carefully replicated in the 1960s. Now the Palace Grand serves as a gorgeous, multifunctional venue. Whether you are planning a reception, a ball, a conference, a play, a rock concert or a recital, the Palace Grand Theatre offers a vibrant space to suit your needs.

Palace Grand Theatre capacity is 300 for theatre-style seating. Dinner seating capacity is 150.

Price per day: $343.40
Per hour: $50

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
150/300  $  ✓ M,SpSb,SL Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Parks Canada
Teresa Conkin
(867) 993-7231
Teresa.Conkin@pc.gc.ca

 

Red Feather Saloon

A replica of the 1902 bar of the same name, the Red Feather Saloon is a lovely, central space for a small gathering. It has been used as a break-out room space, or for small, intimate gatherings.  It has also been used a number of times for photo shoots, and some film shoots.

Please note that there are no washrooms or running water, so it is not generally suitable for any event involving food and drink. That said some conferences use it as a break out room with snacks, and make arrangements for washrooms with neighboring establishments (or bring in porta potties for out back.)

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
30  ✓  ✓ ✓  Summer

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Parks Canada
Teresa Conkin
(867) 993-7231
Teresa.Conkin@pc.gc.ca

 

St. Mary’s Church Hall

In St. Mary’s the church sanctuary is upstairs and the downstairs space- which used to serve as a schoolhouse; is now available as an area for gatherings. The approximately 20’ x 35’ hall features simple but lovely details and the walls are decorated with historic photographs.

Price per day: $150, with kitchen add $50

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
50  ✓  ✓  ✓  $ Spring/Summmer/Fall

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Diocese of Whitehorse
Yolande Cherepak
(867) 667-2052
ExecutiveAssistant@whitehorsediocese.ca

 

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hall

The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Community Hall is a large (approximately 30’ x 40’) space featuring a mural depicting a winter scene at Moosehide village, a stage and a commercial kitchen.

Price per day: $250, half-day: $150
Kitchen: $150
Conference Room: $100

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen In-house cater Bar Season
150  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  P, S, PA, M  ✓  ✓ $ Alcohol Free Year-round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
(867) 993-7100
Reception@trondek.ca

 

YOOP Hall

The Yukon Order of Pioneers was organized on December 1st, 1894 at 40 Mile, YT, Canada, before any law organization existed in the Yukon Valley. As a substitute the first Pioneers adopted this rule which became the Motto of the Order: “Do unto others as you would be done by”.

Price per day: $400, half-day: $200
Non profit rate available, please call

 

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
100  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓  ✓ Spring/Summer/Fall

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
YOOP Hall
Krista Schmidt
(289) 356-6193
krsschmidt@hotmail.com

 

Yukon University Classrooms

This facility constructed in 2011 is a hub of activity, meeting the educational and training needs of Dawson City. The college offers three spaces for rent: an open gathering space downstairs, and two classrooms upstairs.

Price per day: $150

 

Capacity Tables Chairs Dishes Table Cloths A/V Internet Kitchen Bar Season
30  ✓  ✓  P, S  ✓ Year-round

A/V Equipment Abbreviations: P=Projector S=Screen PA= PA system M=Mics SpSb=Speakers/Sound board SL=Stage Lighting *=Outdoor Venue

Booking Contact:
Yukon University
Lue Maxwell
(867) 993-8800
lmaxwell@yukoncollege.yk.ca

 

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