Mines

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Lonely Planet review

The deeply scarred valleys around Dawson speak of the vast amounts of toil that went into the gold hunt. Dredge No 4, 13km off the Klondike Hwy, is a massive dredging machine that tore up the Klondike Valley and left the tailings, which remain as a vast, rippled blight on the landscape. The Parks Canada tours are absorbing. Just 1.5km further up the valley, the Bonanza Creek Discovery Site is roughly where gold was first found in 1897. It's a quiet site today with a little water burbling through the rubble.