The Sourdough Challenge
Since the time of the gold rush, there’s been a saying that you’re not a true “sourdough” until you’ve spent a full winter here, seeing the river freeze and then break up again in spring. While you might not be able to stick around that long, we’ve got a shortcut for you! Pick up your Sourdough Challenge checklist at the Visitor Information Centre, complete 5 tasks from the list, then turn it in to receive you official Unofficial Sourdough Certificate!
Find some gold!
You can try your hand at panning at Free Claim #6 on Bonanza Creek Road, or visit one of our local shops!
Learn to say “Hello” in Han
A visit to the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre will help you cross this one off the list!
Check out one of our many fabulous eateries, pubs and shops. Or hit the Farmer’s and Artist’s Market on Saturdays—it doesn’t get more local than that!
Attend one of our exciting events!
We’ve got so many to choose from! From the International Short Film Fest to Music Fest to the Riverside Arts Festival, there’s sure to be something for you!
Dare to kiss the Sourtoe Cocktail
Join the club of thousands who have taken a shot with this gnarly, mummified human toe!
Take your picture atop the Midnight Dome
Hike or drive to the top. The view is gorgeous any time of year!
Hit a “Jackpot” at Gerties
There are lots of ways to win big! You can gamble, take in a cancan show, or simply have a blast with friends!
Find 10 Heritage Sites or Buildings
There are over 40 around town! Better yet, take a tour with Parks Canada and you can see inside them, too!
Recite a quote on Authors on Eighth
You can find the homes of four famous Klondike authors on Eighth Avenue: the Berton House, former home of Laura and Pierre Berton, Robert Service’s cabin, and the Jack London Museum.