Canada Day in Dawson City

Happy Canada Day! We watched a little parade here in Dawson City this morning — two RCMP officers in red serge followed by many children on decorated bikes, several fire engines, and a wagon pulled by a pony. There are festivities all day in Dawson, ranging from a bannock-making contest to a gold-panning championship.

The route here on the Klondike Highway was spectacular. We saw bears,

the Five Finger Rapids (which made me glad we weren’t travelling by sternwheeler),

and then were entranced by the buildings of Dawson, one of which is the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where Robert Service worked.

We had a delicious dinner last night at La Table. John ordered an arugula salad with prosciutto, gorgonzola and figs, followed by duck breast in a port and demi-glace reduction and dauphinoise potatoes. I had risotto with wild local morels. This was our dessert:


~ by theresakishkan on July 1, 2011.

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