Ultimate Friends Weekend in Dawson
Ready for an epic weekend getaway in Dawson City? Grab your best pals and hit the town for the time of your lives!
A great way to get oriented to Dawson City is by taking one of several informative and entertaining tours offered in town. Learn about Dawson City’s fascinating gold rush history on a walking tour with Parks Canada and see inside some of the historic buildings. The Klondike’s history goes back further than that though! Take a tour of the Hammerstone Gallery at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre to learn about the rich history of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in.
Take the ferry across river and tee off at the Dawson City Golf Course, a beautiful 9-hole course with views of the rolling hillsides surrounding the valley. And with endless summer daylight, you can golf under the midnight sun! The, relax with a cold one in the clubhouse before heading back to town.
What better way to spend an afternoon with friends than on the water? There are a few ways you can get out and enjoy the rivers around Dawson! Rent some canoes from Klondike River Adventure Tours, or kick back and float on one of their guided raft tours. If you’re looking for something truly special, take a ride with Fishwheel Charters to Dog Island, where you’ll learn about First Nations history and life on the river. Or you could travel like the stampeders did, and take a trip on the Klondike Spirit, a paddlewheeler similar to the ones that once plied the rivers throughout the territory.
Commemorate your weekend in Dawson with an old-timey group portrait at Peabody’s Photo Parlour! With a huge selection of gold rush era costumes and props, you’re guaranteed to leave with a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
If you’re looking for bragging rights, you should probably hit the Sourdough Saloon at the Downtown and join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club! Will you be brave enough to kiss that gnarly toe? There’s only one way to find out!
For some evening entertainment, Dawson City has a wealth of options! Take in the show at Diamond Tooth Gerties, and maybe win a few bucks at blackjack while you’re there. Most of the bars around town offer live music throughout the summer, so be sure to stop by The Westminster Hotel, Bombay Peggy’s, or the Downtown to see what’s happening.
In Dawson City, the good times await. The only thing missing is you! Cheers!