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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

During the week that leads to the Discovery Days weekend, the Klondike Visitors Association, Parks Canada and the Writers’ Trust of Canada celebrate the writers who have made Dawson City world famous. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Bruce McArthur

“We’re dedicated to keeping the Yukon weird,” says Paul Robitaille, the marketing and events manager at the Klondike Visitors Association. He likens the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race to Jim Robb’s notion of the “Colourful Five Per Cent.” more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

Canada Day will be exceptionally busy in Dawson this year. Combining our nation’s birthday with a roster of events that normally occur on the first Saturday after that celebration will make for a packed schedule. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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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: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Dan Sokolowski

Traditions run long in Dawson City. Take the upcoming international curling bonspiel, for example. This is the 118th bonspiel, making it the oldest continuously running event in the Yukon. Taking place from Feb. 3 to 5 and hosted by the Dawson... more

Feb 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: 2016-11-02, 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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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: 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: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

With late February temperatures maxing out at +4 in Dawson, it’s hard to say just what this year’s Thaw di Gras, Spring Carnival will be looking at for weather, but the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) has once again encouraged a wide variety... more

Mar 17, 2016 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