Dawson City, the second largest city in the Yukon, was the capital until 1952. The Gold Rush of 1896 caused over 100,000 people to flock to the region, and Dawson City became the largest city in North America west of Winnipeg and north of Seattle. These 'glory days' were prosperous; everything in Dawson City at the end of the nineteenth century cost a fortune. The economy boomed, tourists and businesses soared in numbers, and Dawson City, Yukon, was at the top of everyone's list of travel destinations.

Unfortunately, once the novelty wore off, the population dwindled. Today, the city is quite small, and relies heavily on tourism, with its preserved wooden sidewalks, unpaved roads and Western facades. Get inside this fascinating gold rush story through tours of the attractions and museums. Literary buffs know that Dawson City is also the hometown of the famous poet Robert Service, author of 'The Cremation of Sam McGee'. His cabin on 8th Avenue hosts public readings of his poems daily by a professional actor, a must-see event. Conveniently, the cabin of Jack Landon (author of White Fang, The Call of the Wild, and other tales of the far north) has been reconstructed next door.

A visit to Dawson City will intrigue you and bring you back to the glory days of the gold rush - just ask its residents, who still enjoy staying up late, partying, and telling tall tales to strangers who will listen.

Unwind in Dawson City's premier hotel, the Westmark Inn Dawson City, offering travellers spacious and comfortable accommodations with warm northern hospitality in the middle of the Yukon Territory. The hotel features 177 turn-of-the-century rooms in the heart of downtown as well as a restaurant, lounge and outdoor deck.

Distances to…
Downtown Dawson City: 1.6km

Westmark Inn Dawson City Westmark Inn Dawson City
5th street and Harper street
Dawson City

This non-smoking Dawson City hotel has a restaurant and a lobby with a TV. There is a common area with a kitchen for guests to use. Rooms at this hotel are spacious with carpeted floors, wooden furnishings, and cable TV. Each room also comes with a radio, telephone, and a hairdryer. The on-site restaurant offers European, North American and Mediterranean-influenced dishes.

Distances to…
Downtown Dawson City: 2.2km

Aurora Inn - Dawson City Aurora Inn - Dawson City
5th Avenue and Harper Street
Dawson City
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Experience a unique accommodations spot while visiting the Klondike. Tucked away in the north end of Dawson City, our visitors stay in one of 7 comfortable clean guest rooms in authentic Gold Rush era buildings. Kitchenettes, private bath, cable TV, Internet access and outdoor sitting areas. We offer a rustic atmosphere and an exclusive riverfront location within walking distance to town.

Distances to…
Downtown Dawson City: 1.1km

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