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Gone With the Wynns: Paris of the North – Dawson City Yukon

From the bloggers at Gone With the Wynns.

A town known as the “Paris of the North” can’t be missed, right?!? Turns out Dawson City, Yukon in Canada has way more going on than we ever expected from this end-of-the-road destination. Unfortunately we only scheduled two days and one night in Dawson and for that we’re bummed. Normally if we like a place we’d stay longer but we made plans for Summer Solstice in Fairbanks so lingering isn’t an option at this point.

The town is famous for the gold rush boom and having Canada’s oldest casino called Diamond Tooth Gerties along with their dancing girls show. We did not see the show because they charge a fee to enter the casino and they require a 2 drink minimum to watch the show, no thanks. Another oddity that gets this town international fame is the Sourtoe Cocktail at the Sourdough Saloon. Local legend says its an old toe from an infamous rum runner that lost his toe to frostbite during a cross-border delivery, the story is colorful and fun but we didn’t feel the need to partake.

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