Founded in 1989, the Klondike Sun newspaper dedicates itself to recording the events and activities taking place in the community of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada and the surrounding Klondike Region. Issues are published bi-weekly throughout the year with print runs of 600 copies. The Sun is printed by the Yukon News in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Outside of Dawson City, the Sun can be purchased at Mac’s Fireweed Books in Whitehorse and is mailed to approximately 150 subscribers throughout the world. (Click here to purchase a subscription.)

The Sun is published by The Literary Society of the Klondike, a registered non-profit society:

Board of Directors

Chris Collin
Treasurer: Helen Bowie
Secretary: Mary Gartshore
Board of Directors: Meg Walker, Palma Berger, Dan Davidson, George Filipovic


Office and Production Manager: Crystal Everitt


Editor/Head Writer: Dan Davidson
Karen MacKay, Colleen Smith, Judith Blackburn-Johnson
Betty Davidson, Colleen Smith
Palma Berger, Betty Davidson, Glenda Bolt and others as noted
John Steins

The Klondike Sun would like to thank the Royal Canadian Legion #1.


We welcome submissions from our readership; however, it should be understood that the opinions expressed herein may not always reflect those of the publishers and producers of the Klondike Sun.

Letters to the editor, submissions and reports may be edited for brevity, clarity, good taste (as defined by community standards), racism, sexism, and legal considerations.

Submissions should be directed to The Editor, Bag 6040, Dawson City, YT, Y0B 1G0, e-mailed to klondikesun@northwestel.net, directly to the paper at klondikesun@northwestel.net or dropped off in the drop-box at our office in the Legion Hall at Third Av. and King. They should be signed and preferably typed (double-spaced), or saved on digital media (CD/USB key). If you can give a phone number at which you can be reached, it would be helpful. Unsigned letters will not be printed. “Name withheld by request” is acceptable and will be printed, providing the writer identifies themselves to the Sun editorial staff.  A Publishing Policy exists for more details.

Where To Get It

The Klondike Sun Can Be Purchased at These Fine Locations:

  • Bonanza Gold Hotel
  • Dawson City Gas and Tire
  • Dominion Station
  • Bonanza Market
  • Downtown Hotel
  • General Store
  • Maximilian’s
  • Triple J Hotel
  • Whitehouse Cabins

Price Before Tax: $1.50