Discovery Day Celebrations, Dawson City, Yukon
In August 1896, gold was found glimmering beneath the waters of Dawson City’s Bonanza Creek. Magically overnight, this once quiet Yukon community was bursting with thousands of prospectors seeking their own fortune. While most of the glory hunters are long gone, the territory still celebrates the heady days of the gold rush during the annual Discovery Day celebrations from August 16 to 19, 2013. Enjoy the historical street theatre, parading Mounties, the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, the 10km Discovery Day run, and the annual golf tournament. You may even get a chance to pan for your own golden discovery.