We arrived in Dawson City late in the afternoon, but I wanted to get a head start on exploring the old town.
Later in the week, we drove up to the top of the Midnight Dome, the highest point around Dawson City. Behind Dawson City is the “
Moosehide Slide“, a rockslide that occurred thousands of years before Dawson City was established.
St. Andrews Church is collapsing because of the slowly melting permafrost Dawson City was built on. We never got into the history of this building. No Home Depot back in 1910, so they had to make due with what they had. Some of the old buildings had makeshift siding, like this one A memorial for the residential schools. Check out the raven at the top-left. It was real and would crow at you as you walked by. Bit disappointment that Peabody’s Photo Parlour was closed due to COVID-19. I was going to get a Klondike-style photo of the family. The Palace Grand Theatre was the biggest entertainment venue at the time. Love how even the Klondike Conservation Society drives old vehicles. Mme Tremblay’s was an upscale clothing store for the ladies. Original wooden doors and fixtures Even new construction matches the style of the era. This place was interesting. The building originally housed a blacksmith, then a ladies dress shop, and finally a mortuary when Frank Lowe arrived in 1906. Lowes Mortuary was one of the first buildings to be built back in the early days of the gold rush. The building was used for many different uses. Was cool seeing the original tools used by the funeral business. Was sad seeing businesses closed due to COVID-19 The Westmark Inn had several properties along the same street. All were closed down due to COVID-19.