Literature and gold
The Yukon is a surprising literary hub. Pick up a local read at Mac's Fireweed Books, or follow in the footsteps of Jack London, Pierre Berton and Andrew Pyper, and pen your own tale. Pyper researched his novel The Wildfire Season while he was a Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City. The territory's famed forest fires, bears and colourful characters provided a wealth of inspiration for his story. And on your way to striking literary gold, visit Murdoch's Gem Shop, where goldsmiths handcraft jewellery from gold nuggets.