Dredge No. 4 National Historic Site
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!