Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site

May – September

E: dawson.info@pc.gc.ca


Dredge No. 4 stands 18 meters high amid the rough and rugged Klondike Gold Fields on Claim #17.

Take a guided tour through the interior of this massive machine with Parks staff and discover the evolution of Placer mining-from early pioneers unearthing gold-bearing gravel by hand, to large-scale corporate gold-digging machines forever altering the landscape.  Tours must be booked at the Visitor Information Centre ahead of time.

Tours start at Dredge No. 4; (20 km SE of Dawson City).
Parks Canada offers programming from May to September.  For the most up-to-date information on our programs please visit the Parks Canada website.

Now you can experience Dredge No. 4 through Parks Canada’s new virtual tour! You will be immersed in the inner workings of this giant, gold-digging machine at your own pace, making the Dredge site accessible for everyone including those unable to visit in person. It features interactive 360-degree panoramic images, historic photos, and fascinating facts narrated by a Parks Canada interpreter.
To learn more visit Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site.

The tour takes you deep into the mechanics and history of the vessel, with close-up views you don’t even get to see on the in-person tour. It was developed from laser scans and specialized photography that were originally captured for heritage conservation purposes. There is also a new animated video that leads you through the dredge as if you were a bucket of river gravels scooped up by the digging ladder.
Watch the video now!

Dredge No. 4

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