The Klondike region of the Yukon Territories, Canada is home to the communities of Dawson City, Carmacks and Pelly Crossing. Carmacks is a small village located on the banks of the Stewart and Yukon Rivers, while Dawson City is near the Yukon, Klondike and Bonanza Rivers.
Dawson City is located at the northern terminus of the Klondike Highway. From Dawson City, a short ferry or ice bridge (depending on the season) leads travelers to the Top of the World Highway which connects to Alaska, USA.
Travel to Dawson City, Yukon and you will find a community surrounded by mountains, mining history, heritage buildings and historic rivers. Many of the buildings are reminiscent of the Yukon Gold Rush days and , in fact, some of the structures date back to the early 1900s and are designated heritage buildings.
Carmacks and Pelly Crossing, are home to the Northern Tutchone First Nations people. The Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation people live in Carmacks. The Selkirk First Nations people live in Pelly Crossing. Each community has First Nation attractions detailing their history, culture and traditions.
Both communities, Dawson City & Carmacks, were prominent during the Yukon Gold Rush era. Dawson City was the base for entertainment and, at times, a hub for lawlessness. Carmacks, during the same period was a fueling station servicing the sternwheelers which traveled up and down the Yukon River.
Today... the main destination in the Klondike region is the community of Dawson City. It is the main service and entertainment hub of the region with accommodations, attractions, heritage sites, entertainment, pubs, gas stations, industry and more. Travelers arriving in the community are treated to history, heritage and a taste of what life was like during the Yukon Gold Rush days.
The many rivers and nearby mountains provide an ideal landscape for year round adventures. In the summer months some of the activities enjoyed include canoeing, fishing, boating, kayaking, birdwatching, horseback riding, swimming, mountain biking, picnicking, camping, hiking and hunting.
During the months of falling snow and frozen lakes there are winter activities to enjoy. In the winter months the snow covered roads, trails, mountain valleys and lakes become snowmobile, dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross country routes and ice fishing destinations.
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