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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson’s impishly named Thaw di Gras carnival is still thought of as a spring carnival, even though a good March weekend will still be in the minus teens and a bad one may be in the minus 20s with wind chill. Whatever the weather may bring, much... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Trekkers are coming again, and this year’s Trek Over the Top from Tok Alaska to Dawson City, will have a substantial increase in numbers over the last two years. Paul Robitaille, marketing and events manager with the Klondike Visitors... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Klondike Visitor Association

Dawson City finds itself with a brand new lease on winter sports life this year – artificial ice has come to town. Considering how much ice there is in the north, the need for artificial ice sounds odd, but for those who partake in hockey and... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Klondike Visitors Association

Have you always wanted to get on stage and strut your stuff? If so, then CFYT Talent Night is for you. Taking place on September 30 at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall in Dawson City, Talent Night welcomes all types of performers on stage. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

“Play ball!” These words will be ringing out in Dawson City this Labour Day weekend. From Sept. 2 to 5, teams from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska will converge on two ball diamonds to compete in the Labour Day Slo-Pitch Classic... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Nowadays, most people run away from the idea of using an outhouse. The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) in Dawson City would rather you put that running to good use and join them in this year’s Great Klondike Outhouse Race, taking place... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Tarie Castellarin

Whether you have a green thumb or not, you’re invited to the Horticultural Exhibition in Dawson City on Aug. 13. Tarie Castellarin and Helen Dewell have been involved in organizing the exhibition since 2013. The event itself dates back to the... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each year the Klondike Visitors Association works with the Writers’ Trust of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Dawson Community Library to put on the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour during the week before Discovery Days. more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild is not a particularly long book. A mere 70 pages, perhaps a few more in a version with illustrations, it is often published between the same covers as its thematic opposite, White Fang, often along with some of... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Evelyn Pollock

Panning for gold the old-fashioned way is an art and a science, though you don’t have to be an expert in either to take part in the annual Yukon Gold Panning Championships, held on Saturday, July 1 in Dawson City. more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

One of the stops along Dawson’s 8th Avenue Writers’ Block is Jack London Square, home of a part of Jack London’s Klondike cabin and the Jack London Museum, in a setting modeled after a painting by Jim Robb. This year marks the 100th anniversary of... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

When a group of Dawsonites dressed up in Gold Rush garb to meet a Canadian Pacific Airlines riverboat in 1962, they had no idea that this simple one-off publicity stunt would put down roots and that the fledgling Klondike Tourist Bureau would... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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June 12

The Klondike Visitors’ Association (originally the Klondike Travel Bureau) pre-dates the formation of the Yukon’s Department of Tourism (originally the Yukon Tourist Bureau) by over a decade. more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

Thaw Di Gras, Dawson's annual spring carnival weekend, kicks off on March 14. The mostly family oriented weekend event is a lot of fun for locals – and draws in visitors, too. It includes a lip sync event for youth and another for adults, cat and... more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

The 21st running of the Trek Over the Top snowmobile run from Tok, Alaska, to Dawson City and back will take place from March 6 to 9. It's a 200-mile (382 km) trip each way, over the spectacular scenery provided by the Top of the World Highway. more

Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

What is Dawson City's answer to the winter blues? The Thaw Di Gras spring carnival, a three-day event from March 15-17. The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) organizes and schedules the action-packed weekend and they also host some of the many eve more

Mar 7, 2013 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Employees at Klondike Visitors Association were surprised to find that a Jim Robb original hung on the wall for the centre. Early in summer, a call from Doug Thomas (also known as Gold Nougie Dougie), revealed to them that a painting of the Palace... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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