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.

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Discovery Days in Dawson City, Yukon

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

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