Land of the Midnight Sun
There are strange things done in the midnight sun…
Summer in Dawson City is unlike any other- as daylight stretches on to midnight, getting lost in time becomes a truly magical experience. A day trip can easily extend into the wee hours as the eternal sunshine fuels your energy. Nightlife takes on a whole new meaning when darkness doesn’t fall- who needs sleep anyway? Life is brighter up here during the summer months, both literally and figuratively.
We invite you to experience the invigoration that the midnight sun provides, and perhaps as Robert Service says- observe some strange things done!
From the end of April until the middle of August, you will notice our longer days- and we have enough activities to fill them all!
Mid-May to mid-July would be the ultimate time to experience 24 hours of light, with the Summer Solstice always occurring around June 20 or 21, dependent on when the sun will reach the highest and northernmost point in the sky.
Honour this special day Dawson City style by heading up to a mountain top such as the Midnight Dome to watch the sun circle right around the peak and never set.
Golf Under the Midnight Sun
Evening round of golf? Why not!
The Dawson City Golf Course is a hidden gem located across the Yukon river and offers a beautiful 9 hole course and driving range. Take advantage of the daylight and make it a full 18 holes, after all how many times will you be able to play well into the evening?
After you play, relax on the clubhouse patio with some of the stunning views in Dawson while sipping on your new favourite local brew!
Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a territory wide holiday that happens on June 21, to coincide with summer solstice and its important symbolism to many Indigenous peoples.
You can count on the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre to celebrate by highlighting the vibrant culture of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, who have lived on this land for millennia and have customs dating back well before gold was ever relevant.
Traditional Hän singers, stories, food, dancing and artwork all come together to make this a special celebration that everyone is welcome to.
Choose Your Adventure
More daylight hours means more time for fun!
Embark on a midnight hike, a late afternoon canoe trip or an evening drive.
Campfire chats, fishing conquests and city strolls just feel different during the bright, late hour.
Take advantage of the sun that doesn’t set and make all your outdoor adventuring dreams become reality!