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Discovery Days in Dawson City, Yukon

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A photo tour to many of the events at the annual Discovery Days in Dawson City, Yukon. Discovery Days celebrate the discovery of gold in 1896.

A photo tour to many of the events at the annual Discovery Days in Dawson City, Yukon. Discovery Days celebrate the discovery of gold in 1896.

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  • 1. Photos and information from Linda Aksomitis http://aksomitis.com http://guide2travel.ca
  • 2. Discovery Days  Held annually in August in Dawson City, Yukon Celebrate the August, 1896, discovery of gold in Bonanza Creek by George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim Five days of events and activities
  • 3. Robert Service verse painted on building 
  • 4. Parade The parade is one of the opening events for Discovery Days
  • 5. Musicians lead Parade 
  • 6. Parade of Flags 
  • 7. Royal Canadian MountedPolice Marching in Parade 
  • 8. Floats in the Parade 
  • 9. Riverside Arts Festival The art festival visits various galleries around town, as well as setting up alongside the Yukon River.
  • 10. Special art exhibits 
  • 11. Interactive art activities 
  • 12. Around town There are a number of events around town and just outside of town to celebrate the discovery of gold.
  • 13. Traditional Activities at Danoja Zho Cultural Centre 
  • 14. Gold Fields Extravaganza 
  • 15. Annual Mud Bog 
  • 16. Guided Tours Dawson City has a number of historic sites that offer guided tours with interpreters throughout the summer.
  • 17. S.S. Keno Sternwheeler 
  • 18. Robert Service Cabin 
  • 19. Palace Grand Theatre 
  • 20. Exterior of theatre 
  • 21. Ruby’s Place 
  • 22. Post Office - exterior 
  • 23. Post Office - interior 
  • 24. BNA Bank 
  • 25. Commissioner’s Residence 
  • 26. Klondike Mines Railway Locomotive Shelter 
  • 27. Dawson City Museum in the OldTerritorial Administration Building 
  • 28. More information…  http://travelyukon.com/discovery-days-festival http://guide2travel.ca