Yukon; a visit to the Yukon gold-fields. by Miers, Henry A. Sir

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  • Gold mines and mining.,
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon)

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Pagination32 p.
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When gold was discovered in the Klondike infortune seekers couldn’t get here fast enough. Relive the gold rush days with gold-panning, gambling halls and can-can girls in Dawson City or catch a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, an Yukon; a visit to the Yukon gold-fields.

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The day begins with a visit to Claim 33 where you can try gold panning (gold guaranteed!), followed by a tour of Dawson City and the Gold Fields. Then, we visit Dredge No.

4 Historical Site where your friendly tour guide tells you all about the history of Dawson City and the gold rush. With so much to experience in this beautiful Canadian territory, there’s simply no best time to visit the Yukon.

From Klondike Gold Rush attractions, including restored false-fronted buildings and relics along old Stampeders’ routes, to pristine wilderness, untouched lands and remote waterways Yukon; a visit to the Yukon gold-fields.

book with wildlife, a visit to the Yukon is one you won’t want to miss. Visit Denali, explore the Yukon's Klondike gold fields and cruise the Inside Passage featuring Glacier Bay National Park.

Browse Dates & Rates. Fully guided cruise and land tour. Home» Tours» Bus Tours» Fully-Guided Bus Tours» Gold Rush and Glacier Bay. Duration: 12 days. Accommodation: 11 nights. Starting at: $ / per person. This is an exhaustively detailed, meticulously researched, and salaciously entertaining history of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush "demimonde." There's fodder for a thousand true-crime and frontier noir tales in them thar hills, but the bigger picture they all cohere into is an alternative history of the Gold Rush, one defined by women who found /5.

The next days we will enjoy the endless wilderness in our canoe, before we reach the Klondike gold fields and Dawson City.

We will stay for the next two days in Dawson. In the city, where around years ago everything was dominated by gold, we will visit an active gold mine at Hunker Creek and dig in the river for gold nuggets.

Peter Lourie takes young readers on an exciting mile canoe trip down the Yukon river to the gold fields of the Klondike. From Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, onwards to the Arctic Circle, Lourie follows the rugged route of the great gold rush of /5(3).

Our visit to the Gold Dredge tour was part of our Yukon White Pass train excursion. It was fun panning for real gold, which they weigh afterwards. Gives you a small taste of what it was like to search for those little specs of gold in pans with dreams of striking it rich during the gold rush.4/5().

Join us for a tour of famous Yukon gold rush sites. This Yukon tour begins with a tour of Dawson City and the Gold Fields, followed by a trip to the Midnight Dome (weather permitting). Then, visit the Dredge No. 4 Historical Site and learn the history of. #23 of 69 Outdoor Activities in Yukon “ Rainer had a lot of useful tips for our trip and the transfers from and back to whitehorse was very informativ.

“ We had a completely successful canoe tour with a lot of fun and some wildlife watching. The journey traces the historic “Trail of ’98” which lead thousands of gold-seekers from the staging grounds at Skagway to the gold fields of the Klondike in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Today the railway provides passenger service in comfortable restored and replica coaches pulled by vintage diesel locomotives through the coastal. The Yukon Territory is home to the Klondike Gold fields, the namesake of the gold rush that made Skagway famous.

The White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad follows the White Pass trail, which was used by rushers, along with the Chilkoot Trail, before the railroad was built. At Yukon Books we carry a wide selection of books about the people and territory of Northern Canada.

Our selection contains both fiction and non-fiction in new and out of print titles and the classic northern works by authors like Robert Service, Jack London and Pierre Berton. We are among the top independent sellers of Canadian books on the Internet. Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, [Berton, Pierre] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, Cited by: the Yukon Palaeontology Program at or @; and; the Manager of Mining Lands at Contact the Klondike field station. We maintain a field monitoring station in the Klondike gold fields.

If you find fossils, contact the field station staff and they will come to you. Try a two-hour, narrated cruise through the historic Miles Canyon as you explore the Klondike gold fields of Yukon River tours, which depart from the waterfront in downtown Whitehorse, offer breathtaking views and great service.

The visitor will find a diverse range of northern exhibit themes from the ancient people of Beringia to the Klondike gold fields. The Yukon Transportation Museum has everything from First Nations skin boats, snowshoes and dog sleds to a full-size replica of the Queen of the Yukon airplane.

As a freelance correspondent for Harper's Weekly, he was sent with his camera to the Yukon from to His classic illustrated book The Klondike Stampede about the Klondike Gold Rush chronicles his experiences in the Yukon and is generally regarded as perhaps the single best first hand published account of life in the Klondike Gold region.

The White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&Y, WP&YR) (reporting mark WPY) is a Canadian and U.S. Class II 3 ft ( mm) narrow-gauge railroad linking the port of Skagway, Alaska, with Whitehorse, the capital of isolated system, it has no direct connection to any other railroad.

Equipment, freight and passengers are ferried by ship through the Port of Skagway, Original gauge: 3 ft ( mm).

The Yukon Transportation Museum brings to life transportation history in the Yukon. Follow the stories of the early bush pilots as they struggled to make community access easier. Hike the Chilkoot trail alongside the intrepid stampeders as they forged their way by boat, foot and train to make it to the storied riches of Yukon’s Klondike gold.

Yukon Gold Rush Experience: Experience Dawson City, capital of the Yukon Gold Rush and then follow the Trail of ‘98 to Whitehorse and Fraser aboard a luxury coach, ensuring unobstructed views of the passing scenery. White Pass and Yukon Railway: Descend the infamous Trail of ‘98 from the heights of the White Pass to Skagway.

Yukon Yearnings is the story of my kayak trip down the Yukon River, from the source to the Bering Sea. The paddling distance for that solo kayak journey was just over 2, miles. It was not until completing the journey and retturning home that I discovered that.

The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimatedprospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon, in north-western Canada, between and Gold was discovered there by local miners on Augand, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of prospectors.

Some became wealthy, but the Centre: Dawson City at Klondike River, Yukon, Canada. Overview. Dawson City was built on gold, with more than $ million worth extracted from its gold fields at a conservative estimate.

Its very name conjures up images of bewhiskered gold rush prospectors, crossing steep mountain passes in the Yukon terrain to dig through permafrost or pan the icy waters of the Klondike’s rivers in hopes of finding their fortune. Feb 9, - Explore dalehary3's board "Yukon, Canada", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Canada, Yukon territory and Yukon canada pins. This is a catalog of practically every Klondike miner who rushed to the Yukon on difficult trails undergoing unbelievable hardships.

Most did not strike it rich and the few that did, wasted it all on dollar dances and inflated prices. I would have liked the book better had he picked a few representative miners and allowed us into their lives/5. Continuing south, our bike tour picks up the Yukon River, the major transport route during the Klondike Gold Rush.

We’ll visit Five Finger Rapids, a great hazard to gold rushers traveling down the river. Then continue on to Carmacks, a slightly bigger town where we bed down on the banks of the Yukon River. From PBS, "The Klondike Gold Rush" tells the legendary story of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush.

Still renowned as the richest gold strike in North American mining. Most Yukon Rivers are famous depending on what type of paddler you are.

The Yukon River is by far the most popular because of its historical background, but other rivers are also worth paddling. The Teslin, the Nisutlin and the Pelly Rivers are all good options for beginners. Learn about Yukon bedrock geology, Yukon surficial geology and Yukon geothermal energy and the work the Yukon Geological Survey does.

Energy, Mines and Resources. Beneath the Earth's surface lies bedrock. It's made up of hard rock that is exposed or buried. Our geologists continue to refine our understanding of Yukon’s bedrock. - Explore rutheisen1's board "Yukon (or Klondike Gold) Discovery Day", followed by people on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Gold rush, Discovery day and Yukon gold pins. Hundreds of stampeders climbed over this pass from Skagway to reach the promising Klondike gold fields in the late s. Enjoy walking through Skagway’s historic downtown and optional excursions.

whether you choose to visit just the Yukon or combine it with time in neighbouring Alaska – I’m sure it will be road trip to remember. The Yukon is synonymous with the Klondike Gold Rush and this portion of the Yukon River highlights this more than any other.

We will stop to visit Fort Selkirk, an important settlement from the gold rush through to the s. Buildings still stand to represent a bygone era. We will canoe past Stewart City and Sixty Mile.

Homeland of American Indians and Inuit, Yukon is North America’s largest remaining wild a full range of guided hikes throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territory, you can really scratch below the surface of an area with a rich Gold Rush history, and teaming with wildlife in their natural from Skagway to Haines to visit an.

Travel Yukon, Canada – A Day in Whitehorse. By Karen and Riley Caton. Whitehorse. Where the heck is Whitehorse. Unless you’ve been to the Yukon or live there, it would be easy to believe that the city of Whitehorse is a small enclave of log homes and sourdough’s trying to eke out an existence in the far north.

To the Gold fields where history started Aug. 16th / 7 and obviously the wilderness surrounding the "City" along the Yukon River.

A must is the incredible beauty of the Dempster Highway going North toward the Arctic Ocean and the. Guide to the Klondike and the Yukon gold fields in Alaska and Northwest Territories containing history of the discovery, routes of travel, necessary outfit, general and useful information, large map, corrected up to date from latest official surveys () (Reprint).

Once upon a time there were quite a few Jews in the Klondike. They arrived with the other gold rush stampeders. There were enough of them that they established their own graveyard.

But the Jewish presence in Dawson City nearly vanished after the end of World War I. The display is at the museum for the summer, after which it will be travelling around, in a bid to.

[Book of running charts of the Yukon and Stewart rivers, Title devised from content of atlas. Holograph. Accompanied by typed letter to George H.

Wallace which describes the work of river pilots on the Yukon and Stewart rivers. Available also through the. The Yukon may be the smallest of Canada’s three territories, but its land mass covers an area larger than Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands combined. Many people have been lured to this remote part of the world over the years, from amateur prospectors during the Gold Rush era of the late 19th century to dreamers and outdoor adventurers that .Yukon River: An Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike by Peter Lourie; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Gold discoveries, Canoes and canoeing, Juvenile literature, Description and travel, Gold mines and mining, Travel; Places: Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska), Klondike River Valley (Yukon), Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska).Few places are as associated with gold and prospecting as the Klondike region.

When newspapers screamed out headlines of “Gold! Gold! Gold!” in the summer ofthe Gold Rush was on, and tens of thousands of people headed north to Alaska in search of a quick fortune in this remote region.

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