Klondike Days Exposition

Klondike Days Exposition

Late July
For 10 days in late July every year since 1962, the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has commemorated the Gold Rush of 1898 and its impact on what was originally a small agricultural town. People dress up in Klondike costumes—long dresses, stockings, and lace-up boots for the women, frontier wear for the men. A two-hour parade through the city's downtown area kicks off the festivities, followed by a band competition at Clark Stadium. There is a gold-panning competition at the Chilkoot Gold Mine and chuckwagon racing. Gambling at a Klondike-style casino is a popular diversion. Klondike garden parties and pancake breakfasts are held throughout the city, which was once the starting point for the overland trip to the Yukon.
CONTACTS:
Edmonton's Capital EX
c/o Northlands Pk.
P.O. Box 1480
Edmonton, AL T5J 2N5 Canada
403-471-7210; fax: 403-471-8176
www.capitalex.ca
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 30