National Historic Site


Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Friends of the Palace Grand (FotPG) has existed for a number of years. Originally under the umbrella of the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS), its aim was to restore live performance to the Palace Grand Theatre Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Ulrike Wohlfarth Levins

What a history-packed day November 3, 2018, will be at our local Yukon Transportation Museum (YTM). The special activities start at 3 p.m. with creating wreaths from ropes that formerly adorned the Canadian National Historic Site in Whitehorse... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I have written a number of columns about Dawson’s habit of recycling building for other purposes. The Old Territorial Courthouse, which has to be passed by everyone entering the town on Front Street, is a prime example of this practice. Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTOS: Dan Davidson

Dawson is a town festooned with signs and plaques telling everyone who cares to pay attention lots of information about the people and places they may be walking or driving by. There are bronze plaques for both buildings and individuals that have... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon Government (YG) finally decided to sign on in a substantive way to the push for UNESCO World Heritage Status for the site designated Tr’ondëk/ Klondike. The press release hasn’t been issued yet as I write these words, but I know, because... Read more

Dawson City


Issue: 2015-02-12 Photo: Dan Davidson

November and most of December were mild in the Klondike this winter. Wondrously, it only took two-and-a-half days to warm up St. Paul's Anglican Church enough to have a comfortable ecumenical Christmas Eve pageant. Read more

Dawson City

The headline on the front page of the July 24, 1997 edition of the Klondike Sun proclaimed, "Berton Proposes Dawson for World Heritage Site Status." Read more

Dawson City

Among the many things worth seeing at the Dawson City Museum this summer are 16 photographs that tell the story of Dredge No 1, which was the victim of an explosion on February 22, 1913... Read more

Dawson City