The early pioneers came to Dawson City in search of gold in the ground. Today’s visitors look up into the night sky for a stunning natural treasure.
Great swirls of green, fringed with purple, career through the night sky. Looming almost menacingly towards you before twisting away in a great plume over the giant fir trees on the horizon. It’s a phenomenon, literally, and it must have been just as impressive to the tough frontiersmen who first visited the Yukon and precipitated the infamous Klondike Gold Rush.
Visit the Aurora Inn during your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Canada and you’ll find the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – are no less impressive nowadays. Dawson City, on the other hand, is considerably more civilised. The Aurora Inn stands on 5th Avenue and Harper Street – giving you easy access to the city’s shops, restaurants, Dawson Historical Complex and various cultural and historic gold mining attractions.
Aurora Inn, at a glance
- Traditional-looking wooden clapboard inn on the corner of 5th Avenue and Harper Street
- Easy walking distance to downtown Dawson City
- Choice of cosy guest rooms and suites featuring simple, comfortable décor and facilities
- Queen-size or large twin beds
- Well-appointed en suite bathrooms, the King suite has its own Jacuzzi tub
- Great views over the town or the surrounding countryside
- Quality, gourmet-style food served in a bright, modern dining area
For leisure and pleasure
- Sensational Northern Lights viewing
- Seasonal opportunities to visit the frozen Yukon River with an ice bridge
- Tour the historic Klondike Highway, passing photogenic Gravel Lake
- Snowmobiling trips through the surrounding snow wilderness
- Explore downtown Dawson with its historic residences, history complex, shops, bars and restaurants
- Visit Trochek – a Han fishing camp at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers
- Seasonal vaudeville shows at iconic Diamond Gertie’s Gambling Hall