Robert Service Cabin

Dawson City

Park Amenities:
Interpretive Centre
Interpretive Signs

The Robert Service Cabin is a historical attraction located in the community of Dawson City, Yukon Territories, Canada. The restored cabin was the home to Robert Service from 1909 to 1912. He was a famous poet and writer who lived in the Yukon Territories.

Robert Service wrote, "The Cremation of Sam McGee", "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and the "Ballad of Blasphemous Bill." These are just a few of his famous poetic stories stemming from his days in the Yukon. He also wrote the novel, " The Trail of Ninety-Eight".

Robert Service started his working life in the Yukon as a bank teller. In the mornings he would rise, extra early, so he could spend time working on his stories before he was required to show up at work as a bank teller in Dawson City.

Robert Service left the Yukon in 1912 and moved to France where he became a journalists and an ambulance driver during the war. He continued to write more poems and novels too.

Today.. the Robert Service Cabin has been restored as a heritage site. It is a popular self guided attraction in the heart of Dawson City. Inside the log cabin there are historic artifacts from his time in the Yukon like a writing desk, writing materials, tools, oil lamps, wood stove, telephone and his bed.

The cabin is open for viewing between May and September. There are actors dressed in traditional Klondike Gold Rush attire. The actors play their parts well and are eager to share the story of Robert Service with you. Or as they like to call him, "The Bard of the Yukon".

Explore and visit the Robert Service Cabin, Heritage Site Dawson City, Yukon Territories, Canada



Robert Service Cabin
Hanson Street
Dawson City

How To Get ToRobert Service Cabin

Travel to the community of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. In Dawson City travel along the Klondike Highway to 8th Avenue. Continue along 8th Avenue to Hanson Street. The cabin is located at the corner of 8th Avenue and Hanson Street. Park and go.
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