Klondike

Gold Panning

In the late 1800s gold was discovered in the Klondike – and lots of it! Just minutes from Caribou Crossing, the infamous Chilkoot Pass and Lake Bennett have their historical roots in the gold industry. The White Pass Railway was built to carry equipment, supplies, and miners and the rail ends right here in Carcross.

Now relive the past with the Klondike Gold Experience as our experienced guide, Klondike Mike, will recount the history of the Chilkoot Trail and Klondike Gold Rush as he helps to show you proper panning techniques.

This informative and interesting Klondike tour will send you home with not only a better understanding of the Alaskan Gold Rush, but some real gold as well! We use raw ore from an active mine in the Yukon and all of our guests go home with a smile on their face and some gold to remember the day.

Caution: No protection again gold fever in place.

Pricing & Times

Our Gold Panning station is open all day and walk-ins are welcomed

$15 per person

All prices include a short presentation about when and how gold was first discovered in the Yukon as well as a tutorial on how to pan gold (with actual Yukon mined gold nuggets) by an experienced prospector and a vial where you get to keep all the gold that you’ve found! 

Klondike Gold Rush

An estimated 100,000 people traveled to the Yukon in the late 1800s in hopes of gaining their fortune in gold. Many picked up and left their jobs to join the gold fever only to find difficult and unpredictable conditions awaiting them in the Yukon.

Testimonials

Andrew H. - Sacramento, CA

“Best wildlife museum I have ever been to!”

Gary B. - Toronto, ON

“Great food, great service, great displays! Second time around.”

Brenna P. - Charleston, SC

“Loved the sled dog ride and the interaction with the adorable puppies. Thanks for a great lunch and an educational wildlife display.”

Debbie T. - Cheshire, England

“A gorgeous drive from Skagway and perfect stopping point along the way. The wildlife museum is a must-see attraction.”

Jeff M. - Dallas, TX

“The staff is extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. They even recommended some great areas nearby for photos.”