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Dave Gray   

Happy Discovery Day!*

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*If you live in the Yukon.

*If you live in the Yukon.

Unlike many other parts of Canada where people celebrate a civic holiday on the first Monday of August, Yukon celebrates its holiday, Discovery Day, on the third Monday of August. Discovery Day activities are held throughout the territory in places such as Watson Lake, which is known as the “gateway to Yukon recreation”, and Whitehorse, which is Yukon’s capital.

Discovery Day is celebrated in Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike gold rush, every year to recognize the discovery of gold in Bonanza Creek in 1896. Discovery Day is the main theme behind various events in the city at this time. These events include family days, fun runs, golf tournaments, and festivals. Discovery Day is also a time for people visiting Dawson City to watch a historical street theatre, and photograph Mounties (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) in their uniform.

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