Yukon School of Visual Art

Dawson City

Dawson City sits at the confluence of two world famous rivers, the Yukon and the Klondike, not far from where gold was discovered in 1896. A vibrant community, it continues to revel in the tales of the bye-gone Klondike Gold Rush and remains home to many miners still to this day. At the same time a thriving, contemporary culture has developed here, blending the creative arts, first nations culture, history, the surrounding wilderness and the unique people that choose to make their home in the north.

Dawson City is a town of approximately 8 streets by 12 streets. One can easily walk everywhere and the historic essence of days gone by is preserved in the unpaved streets and wooden boardwalks. You won’t find one traffic light in Dawson City.

The community is always bustling in one corner or another, with many special interest groups keeping folks active and involved throughout the year. Key organizations include the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS), the Klondike Institue of Arts and Culture (KIAC), The Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF), and the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA).