At the height of the Klondike gold rush, Dawson City Was a Lively boomtown filled with saloons, dance halls, brothels, and gambling dens. A thirsty miner seeking entertainment could find a drink, a game of chance, and a female companion at any hour of the day or night. The red light district of Dawson City nicknamed “Paradise Alley,” was a gumboot swallowing muddy street lined by the quarters of the “soiled doves”.
The darlings of Dawson were the glamorous dance hall actresses and singers, such as Klondike Kate Rockwell (Pictured Right), celebrated for their Paris gowns and champagne baths. Life was much harder for the women who sold dances and drinks or beckoned to miners from the windows of their one room “cribs”.
While many respectable wives, mothers, nurses, teachers, and businesswomen headed north, it is the women of the demi –monde who gave Dawson City its colorful reputation.
While our namesake may have been the Red light district during the gold rush, now our store is a great place to find everything from fine collectables to funny t-shirts. With help from our cheerful staff you can find anything you might need for friends, family, or yourself. Come browse our large selection of t-shirts, travel mugs, pins postcards, and much more.
Don’t forget to check out our selection of local products from Aroma Borealis, Uncle Berwyn’s Birch Syrup, Jelly from Wild Things, and the largest selection of Bean North Coffee in Whitehorse.
Satisfy you sweet tooth with our great selection of bulk candy, and fine chocolates from Rogers and Daniels.