Diamond Tooth Gerties


Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Andree Magee

Now that March has finally arrived, Dawson City is gearing up for it’s annual Thaw di Gras spring carnival. From March 16 through 18, the community will come alive with a variety of events taking place throughout the town. Friday night kicks off... more

Mar. 07, 2018 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The 25th annual Trek Over the Top snowmobile race will arrive in Dawson City on March 8 and return to its starting point in Tok, Alaska, on March 11. The event has been organized on the Dawson end by the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) for the... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Every few years the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon brings either its spring or fall conference to Dawson City. TIA Yukon Executive Director Blake Rogers says that it makes even more sense than usual this year. “This year is a special... more

Sep. 13, 2017 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2017-08-30, Quotation: Doug Sack

If anyone ever tries to tell you the first legal casino in Canadian history – Dawson City's fabled Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall – was a raging success from the moment the doors first opened in June, 1972, perhaps you should clip and save... more

Aug. 30, 2017 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

Once upon a time, long ago, a young truck driver in Whitehorse found himself with five days off work to celebrate the May long weekend and decided to finally visit Dawson City for the first time. It was either 1971 or '72, and he had been... more

Jul. 05, 2017 midnight 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. 01, 2017 midnight Dawson City

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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 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-09-22, Photo: Thierry Guenez

On Saturday, Sept. 24, patrons of Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall in Dawson City are in for a treat as Gertie and her gals put on the final show of the season. Throughout the summer, the casino offers three different stage shows each evening... more

Sep. 22, 2016 midnight Dawson City


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 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Chris Healy

The ladies rule Dawson City this weekend. First up, the Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers presents the North End Knockout on Saturday, August 6. On Sunday, August 7, the best female pokers players in the Yukon gather to play it out for prize... more

Aug. 04, 2016 midnight 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 midnight 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 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. more

Feb. 04, 2016 midnight Yukon Winter


Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: Michael MacLean

After playing harmonica for more than 40 years, George McConkey finally feels he is getting to the venerated status of “old blues guy”. Nicknamed Harmonica George, he started playing when he was young. Through sheer stubbornness, he has never... more

Aug. 06, 2015 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-07-02 Photo: Dan Davidson

It’s 5:00 and I’m sitting at the table in my summer office which, whenever possible, is our veranda. Seven blocks west and about two north the whistle mounted on the S.S. Keno lets loose with a blast that I can hear very clearly from here. more

Jul. 02, 2015 midnight Dawson City 1 Comments

Diamond Tooth Gerties is an iconic Dawson building. It’s the cash cow that finances most of the operations of the Klondike Visitors Association. As of January 27, 2015, it’s even more than that; it’s a Municipal Heritage Site. more

Apr. 16, 2015 midnight Dawson City

The Nutcracker is coming to Dawson City just in time for the holidays. The Northern Lights School of Dance in Whitehorse is staging the traditional ballet on Saturday, December 6, at Diamond Tooth Gerties. Of the five years more

Dec. 03, 2014 midnight Yukon Archives


Sept18 Issue

Sometimes, nostalgia sucks and takes you back to places you don't need to be.There was a time in this old drifter's life, like 1972, when Dawson City, The Heart of the Klondike, had all the answers for a young man who had lost his bag of questions. more

Sep. 18, 2014 midnight Yukon People

As winter approaches and the Yukon River finally begins to fill up with ice, it's pretty clear that there's a lot of music on tap for Dawsonites over the next few months. We normally have the pleasure of the Home Routes musicians on what they call... more

Nov. 21, 2013 midnight Dawson City