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Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race

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Join us as we cheer on world-class mushers as they honour a local legend – Percy “The Ironman” DeWolfe.

The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race is a 210 mile (338 km) international dog sled race, running from Dawson City, Yukon to Eagle, Alaska and back!  The race follows the Yukon River along the same historic mail once travelled by Percy DeWolfe.   

The history of this event dates back to 1898, when a young man from Nova Scotia arrived in Dawson City.  After over a decade of trying to “make it” as a Northern fisherman, DeWolfe got the contract to carry the mail to Eagle.  He carried the mail regardless of the weather (sometimes battling -50 temperatures and treacherous weather), often putting the mail’s arrival before his own safety.  

Now, each year in March (since 1977), we run this race to commemorate his dedication and commitment! 

Dawson City 118th International Bonspiel

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The oldest continuously running event in the Yukon invites you to hit the ice throw some stones, sweep some ice and share some laughs!

This Northern Mixed tournament (at least one member of the opposite sex) welcomes teams of 4 from near and far to Dawson City to enjoy great prizes, a homemade banquet dinner and northern hospitality.

To sign up, purchase your registration below, or fill out this form and email to, and for more information contact the Klondike Visitors Association, 867-993-5575 or

(s)hiver Winter Arts Festival

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The third annual (S)hiver Winter art festival will be taking place on January 28-29, 2017 in Dawson City, Yukon.  (S)hiver is a free community based event that celebrates art and culture while embracing the dark winter months.  The festival provides a platform to showcase work from up and coming artists alongside work from established professionals and seeks to nurture the gift of creativity in all its forms.

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