Neat place to stay in Dawson: White House Cabins (and tents)

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DSC_0035Generations of people have used these canvas tents as temporary shelters and sometimes homes.

During the gold rush entire cities were built using these. Today it’s common to see people using these tents on the land as a type of mobile cabin with a small wood stove.

Many people call them Fort McPherson tents due to the local factory along the Dempster Highway in NWT.

In Dawson City you can choose to stay at the White House Cabins, which has a variety of cabins and tents for rent. This “miner’s tent” has electricity, a mini-fridge…everything to be comfortable.

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