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Bonanza Creek

Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
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A Slice of History

You owe it to yourself to visit Bonanza Creek, if not for its beauty (it is not pretty), then for... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Worth a stop...where it all started

Its hard to believe that this little spot was what caused one of the greatest gold rushes to... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Brad S
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“gold fever” (3 reviews)
“gold panning” (3 reviews)
“gold rush” (7 reviews)
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

You owe it to yourself to visit Bonanza Creek, if not for its beauty (it is not pretty), then for its historical and environmental significance. The Immense dredge # 4 scoured the creek, leaving ugly scars of tailings all along.

Thank LesPicker
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Its hard to believe that this little spot was what caused one of the greatest gold rushes to happen. Claim 1# on Bonanza Creek...its so small and human in scale that its hard to believe that billions (in todays gold prices) were eventually removed from...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The history of this area is overwhelming, you enter by endless dredge tailing piles as far as you can see, I was very disappointed with the panning in the Free Area, quite small for the number of visitors, as an experienced gold panner I expected...More

Thank H3383SJjohnv
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We drove down the road past Claim 33, past Dredge #4, about 3 more km to Discovery Claim, which is right along the Bonanza Creek. There is a parking lot there and walking paths that lead to the river. There are placards with historic information...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We spent most of the morning looking and learning about the the early Gold Rush to the Klondike. If one is only driving along side the river it doesn't hold much interest without actually panning and experiencing the rush of Gold fever. We were able...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Such a thrill gold panning on this Creek. Historical to the max! I could have stayed all day! Just the thought of "maybe" I might find a nugget..... This was the highlight of my trip!

Thank LuvdaRockies
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This is really a MUST-SEE spot for anyone visiting the Yukon. It is where it all began. Signage is fine if you have a car to drive there otherwise make arrangements for a tour at the visitors center.

1  Thank stevenjohnson2016
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Good to see the original site of the gold rush. There's a trail with interpretive bill boards for a self-guided tour. The boards were well put together with excellent historical information. some props, such as a sluice box and mine entrance. There were audio boxes,...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Quiet & serene...hard to believe it was the scene of such gold fever! The information boards were extremely helpful - you could close your eyes and feel what it must've been like! - without intruding on the landscape.

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 31 July 2015

The Gold fields are very interesting. Our tour lead us to meeting miners and to admiring Fossils they pull out of the ground when they use water monitors.

Thank FrancesEdith
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