We were going to come here this trip so we could drive up to Inuvik in the
Northwest Territories. Because of the many forest fires in the area and the
threat of evacuation of Dawson we decided not to do this part of the trip. To
do so would mean that we would have to leave our coach in Dawson for three days.
We were here in 2000 so have included some pictures from that trip for those who
are interested in Dawson City. To get here we came over the Taylor and Top of the
World highways from Tok. These are not the best of the roads but the scenery is
worth the effort to drive them. The last part of the trip is a ferry ride across
the Yukon River into Dawson. You can also get there from Whitehorse, which is the
way we went when we left.
They have restored many of the buildings back to the time of the Klondike gold
rush of 1898. There are many of the gold processing sites and equipment still
here for the visiter to see.
Left: The Top of the World Highway ends with a ferry ride across the Yukon into
Right: The lineup at the ferry each morning as people leave Dawson and head up
the Top of the World Highway
Many of the old buildings have been restored along with a board walk to connect
them. Some are still as they were, perhaps to be restored in the future.
They have a pretty good follies style stage show. Lots of fun!