Klondike Goldfields "Where it all began"

Klondike National Historic Sites

Dream of being the miner who plucked the first gold from Bonanza Creek, sparking the Klondike Gold Rush in 1896. Stand on the very spot at the Discovery Claim when hiking the Discovery Trail. Head to Dredge No. 4 and marvel at this gravel-eating 8-storey monster covering two-thirds of a football field. Imagine the desperate dreams created by this barren landscape as you tour the Klondike Goldfields.

Guided tours

Dredge No. 4
Dredge No. 4
© CTC / Fritz Mueller

Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

Take a guided tour through the interior of Dredge No. 4 and discover the evolution of Placer mining-from early pioneers unearthing gold-bearing gravel by hand, to large scale corporate gold-digging machines forever altering the landscape.

Tickets available at the Visitor Information Centre.

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