• Tailing piles around Dawson City. Photo: Peter Mather, www.petermather.com

  • The Commissioner's Tea takes place every June at the Commissioner's Residence. Photo: Government of Yukon

  • Forty Mile Historic Site in the fall. Photo: Government of Yukon

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    At the mouth of the Klondike River, Tr'ochëk and Dawson City meet. Photo: John Steins

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    Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens Kylie Van Every, Charmaine Christiansen and Edward Roberts. Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in

  • The tradition of preserving salmon by smoking and drying it continues. Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in

  • The Yukon Saw Mill building, constructed in 1900, is now a Yukon Historic Site. Photo: John Steins

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    Visitors look out from the windows of Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site. Photo: Parks Canada

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    Dawson City's Third Avenue looking towards King Street. Photo: Government of Yukon

There is no other place like Tr’ondëk–Klondike in the world. It's a living, evolving, cultural place. Tr’ondëk–Klondike tells the story of two cultures with very different relationships to the land, which were suddenly bound together by the iconic Klondike Gold Rush. Indigenous and mining activities have co-existed in Tr’ondëk–Klondike from the gold rush to the present day, where they continue to shape the landscape and the peoples who live here. It is an exceptional, intact and comprehensive example of how 19th Century gold rushes have had a profound influence on landscapes, culture and people.

Tr’ondëk–Klondike is a cultural landscape proposed for inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2018. It consists of historic and modern sites along an 85-kilometre stretch of the Yukon River, in the Gold Rush-era town of Dawson City and in the Klondike goldfields. It features Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in sites, camps and settlements such as Tr’ochëk fishing camp and Moosehide Village; the streetscapes and buildings of Dawson City and Forty Mile, and the machinery and sites associated with 120 years of continuous, and continuing, placer mining in the goldfields. The site includes heritage buildings, as well as archaeological sites, sternwheelers, a gold mining dredge, the evolving community of Dawson City, operational placer mining, and ongoing Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in traditional activities on the land.