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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Westminster Hotel Tavern & Lounge in Dawson City, Yukon Territory


where the locals go.

A canoe decorated with
Christmas lights hangs
upside down over the bar.

The ornamental eagles that
attach the bar rail to the
bar are beautiful.

We sit & enjoy guitar &
harmonica music.

The moose antlers are

The musician does a harmonica
solo with two harmonicas to
cover the song's range.

The audience is on their feet, cheering him on.  This is a fun place to hang out, enjoy live music and talk with the locals.

The Dawson City Community Library Has Free WiFi

Library shares its building with

Library users are asked to
remove their shoes.

There is shelving in the
entryway for footwear.

The Children's Area is
on the right, as you enter.

Go up to the desk and ask for a password to access the library's WIFI.  A receipt is generated with a username and password for you.

The Reference Area includes
books in English & Quebecois.

The library has books on
the Yukon Territory &

Adult Fiction, Mystery, Western
& Classic Novels...  are upstairs.

I sat at a table & blogged.

The second floor provides
great views of the library.

The Children's Area is
very cozy.

The Drunken Goat Taverna in Dawson City, Yukon Territory

The extended wait to order dinner has given me enough time to work up a serious appetite.

Eric & I stopped at the
Drunken Goat Taverna.

The Drunken Goat Taverna is on the left side of the building.  It's been a long time since we've had Greek food.

We were offered a table for six, but chose to sit at the bar to leave the table available for a larger group.

It's time for drinks
& dinner.

Eric tried a Yukon Gold English
Style Pale Ale.

I didn't get a pic of my Malbec.

Pita took the edge off
my growing hunger.

Murals of musicians decorate
the walls....

BB King on guitar

I got the Lamb Pita Wrap

Eric got the Gyro Pita Wrap
Sandwich with Greek Salad.

The mural of Jimi Hendrix
is my favorite.

While chatting with our neighbors, we met Vicki.  She suggested we stop at the Westminster Hotel to check out where the locals go for a good time.  Vicki works at Diamond Tooth Gertie's.  She told us to ask for her when we visit and she'll buy us a drink.  We thanked her for recommending the Westminster Hotel and promised to say hello the following night when we visit Gold Tooth Gertie's.

The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Passing showers have muddied the streets.  Let's step inside for a drink, and some dinner.

It's 5:30 pm & the
Sourdough Saloon is quiet.

The Sourdough Bar has a large
selection of bottled beers,
 but no beer list.

The bartender opened all the
refrigerated cases for Eric so he
 could see the beers & make
 his selection.

The piano player sits down 
& plays old standards.

Eric chose a Yukon Brewing Company

I decided on a

We got menus and made our choices for dinner.

While we wait, I take a few
more pictures.

Half an hour has passed without a server coming to take our order.  Our glasses are empty.  It's time to find dinner elsewhere.

Eric and I asked around and the Downtown Hotel currently a number of issues, including high staff turnover. 

The Northwest Territories Visitor Center in Dawson City, Yukon Territory

The Northwest Territories
Visitor Center is across the
street from the Dawson City
Visitor Information Center.

This Visitor Center has displays
on the Northwest Territories.

The Northwest Territories
hold unique landscapes
& experiences.

Preparation for a trip into
 the Northwest Territories
is essential.

We watched a film on traveling
the Dempster Highway.

Traveling this road is the
highlight of tourists' trips.

The Dawson City Visitor Information Center in Dawson City, Yukon Territory

The Dawson City Visitor
Information Center is located
on Front Street.

The Visitor Information Center
 has displays on the

The Yukon Territory is rich
with prehistoric evidence
of life.

Dawson City is a stop for
many visitors on their
way to Alaska

The Visitor Information Center has
brochures on local attractions.

Walking Around Dawson City, Yukon Territory

The Dempster Highway & West

The SS Keno represents the
paddle wheel boats that plied
the Yukon River during
the Gold Rush.

I LOVE this lavender house
with purple trim.

Other than Front Street, all the other streets in Dawson City are dirt.  There are wooden sidewalks along most of the streets.  Hiking boots worked best for me.  I wore a pair of sneakers one rainy afternoon and they were a mess!

The Dawson Hardware Company

Klondike Cream & Candy

This house charms me.

The Bunk House is my
favorite building.

Robert Service, the Bard of
the Yukon lived here from
1909 to 1912.

Just up the street is the

The Palace Grand Theater

The Dawson City Community
Library has free one hour
internet access.

The Klondike Spirit is setting
off for a 1.5 hour cruise.

St. Paul's Anglican Church

The Commissioner's Residence,
built in 1902 housed the Royal
Mounted Police Superintendent
until around 1940.

The former Territorial Courthouse
was built in 1901

I'm standing in front of the