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Dawson City – Yukon

Your journey down the Dempster Highway starts here in the City of Dawson in the Yukon. Dawson City is a historic and adventure-filled destination in its own right – the centre of the Klondike Gold Rush from 1896-1899.

Getting to Dawson City can be an adventure itself before you even start down the Dempster Highway – access Dawson City by road from Whitehorse or even Alaska on a scenic journey on the North Klondike Highway (#2) or the Top of the World Highway (#9). Flying is an option from Whitehorse, Old Crow, and Inuvik – but for a truly historic experience, make your way to Dawson City by canoe, kayak or raft down the Yukon River.

Set off on your great Northern adventure up the Dempster Highway towards the Arctic Circle and the end of the road in Tuktoyaktuk.