LogoPierre Berton's Welcome

I was raised in this house until the age of twelve. It was here in the little dining room that my mother pecked out a novel, which alas was never published. It was from here that I took her copy on my bike to the Dawson News – not a bad start for a budding writer. My father, who had once been apprenticed to a cabinet maker, built the north addition – adding a kitchen and an extra bedroom, when we kids were too old for our cribs. In the summers I slept out on the porch, reading the comics my grandfather sent me from Oakville. (Barney Google, Tillie the Toiler, Li’l Orphan Annie). The house was heated by hot air from a wood-burning furnace in the cellar, now long gone. My years here were both stimulating and happy. I hope the months you all spend here are equally rewarding.- Pierre Berton

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Useful Internet Links

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada’s National History Society

Klondike Visitors Association

Yukon News

The Klondike Sun Newspaper

The Writers’ Trust of Canada

Writers Union of Canada

Designer Guys

Designer Guys Tackle
Berton House!

HGTV's The Designer Guys were in Dawson City in the fall of 2006 to tape the Berton House episode.

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