Bonanza Creek, Dawson is the site of the original gold strike in the Yukon and some of the richest finds in the world have been taken from this historic area. The actual spot where George Carmack, Skookum Jim, and Tagish Charlie found the gold that unleashed the Klondike stampede in 1896 has been marked by a Canadian National Historic Sites cairn.
There are a number of old prospecting sites here that have been preserved by the national park service but most of the land is privately owned, visitors here must be careful not to trespass and should only pan for gold in designated areas.
Expertly guided tours are easily arranged allowing visitors to visit the old prospecting sites whilst traveling through this historic area and its wonderful scenery and, in specific areas; you can actually pan for your own piece of gold.
To find out the best time to visit Yukon and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Canadian luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100