The Klondike Visitors Association is thrilled to announce the launch of “Access Dawson City”, a pilot project set to revolutionize the Dawson City visitor experience by enhancing accessibility across the tourism spectrum.

In response to long-standing concerns regarding accessibility, Access Dawson City represents a real opportunity for action on developing accessible travel experiences. This initiative is poised to transform the way tourism operators create products and provide services. Key features of the project include:

  1. Assess the overall accessibility of the Dawson City visitor experience
  2. Provide a report identifying barriers and proposed solutions
  3. Support three Dawson City operators with accessibility upgrades
  4. Provide inclusive host training for the participants and KVA
  5. Develop content for use in marketing accessible tourism in the region

“We are incredibly excited to roll out Access Dawson City. Travellers of all abilities come from all over the world to experience the lure of our vast and rugged landscape. This project will set the stage for the development of accessible tourism experiences. It marks a significant step in not only enhancing our tourism offering, but also contributing immensely to positive community wellbeing. We are grateful for the generous support of CanNor for this project and look forward to what this project brings to our community” – Ricky Mawunganidze, Executive Director of Klondike Visitors Association

The Access Dawson City project will begin on September 1, 2023 and conclude in the Spring of 2025. Klondike Visitors Association will partner with SoulFlight Consulting group and SoulFly Experiences to roll out the pilot project.

The Klondike Visitors Association is a not-for-profit tourism sector organization based in Dawson City, Yukon, representing local and regional members and industry stakeholders. Klondike Visitors Association’s mandate includes destination marketing, operation of attractions, and presentation of special events that increase visitation and add to the quality of life in the community.