Historical Attractions

Goldbottom Mine Tours Dawson City

Where is it at?

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Goldbottom Mine Tours
Front Street
Dawson City
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YT Y0B
Tel: 867 993-5023

Directions

Dawson City is quite small and everyone knows everyone, so when you hit Front St you won't have trouble getting to their office! Here you can be taken out on their tours.

Where are we going today?

When gold was first discovered in the Klondike in 1898, the area changed forever. Dawson City became a true frontier town, and now, kids can experience history right in front of their very eyes!

Goldbottom Mine Tours are a popular company that offers "self drive" tours, or you can just meet them and they'll take you out to the site, where history will come back to life.

There are a number of activities on site for kids.

From June until the frost (normally mid to late September), they offer two tours daily of the Goldbottom Mine. (They operate in all weather conditions so they rarely close, but even if they do they will still make an effort if you have gone all the way out there. That's how nice the Yukon are!)

Your family will take a trip into the traditional Klondike gold fields - at the former town of Gold Bottom. It used to have up to 5,000 people bustling around the town trying to make their fortune!

The lovely staff offer demonstrations and explanations of the methods and process of mining for gold. You can even learn how to stake a claim and sell the gold! (Good to know just in case you might find some!)

Kids will also be able to get lost in the stories of life on the creeks and what it really took to be a gold miner. It wasn't all glamorous! 

Once you have finished with the mine you can really try you luck at panning! Guaranteed panning is often popular for kids, because that means they will be sure to come away with something. If you want something a bit more challenging you can opt for the Creek gold panning! Of course, there are demonstrations throughout the day so if you're not having much luck, you can check you are doing it right with an expert!

Goldbottom Mine Tours are an incredibly insight into a true frontier town, and gives kids a fascinating look at an important part of the gold rush history.  

You never know what you might find either! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsOver 15s: Mine tours from $45, panning from $10.
  • ChildrenAges 12 - 15: Mine tours from $22.50, panning from $10.
  • Free Under: 12!
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Panning 10am - 6pm. Mine tours twice daily.

Mine tours June to September

I'm Hungry!

Take a couple of snacks with you so if you get hungry it won't distract you from learning all about the amazing history! .

Any Top Tips?

You can either use their transportation from their Front St. office, or you can drive up yourself and make your own way to the site..

More information

When you pan for gold, it's the SAME gravel that they actually pan, so if you find something, you will FIND something!.

What people are saying?

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    IW Marks Jewelers, the owner, and the name of the store is a wonderful place to shop. In the LES, I thought it was another place where I had to pay to touch the display items. Not so. Prices are amazingly reasonable. Their pieces are edgy and unique. The jewelry, made by IW Marks Jewelers was beautiful and elegantly playful. Support local.

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    After 13 years of marriage, my wedding ring became too small (I won't say it was the other way around!). Since my ring has two layers of white-gold on bottom and yellow-gold on top, I was concerned resizing would be difficult if not impossible. I just let it sit in a drawer for the last year and finally decided I would get it repaired.

    I went to IW Marks on my lunch-break and was immediately greeted with a friendly worker behind the counter. I showed her my ring and at first, she was hesitant, but said she would still check with the jewelers....Read More

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    I LOVED it here, everybody was so nice and helpful. I would come back here in a heartbeat! The doorman even asked if I wanted my picture taken in front of the store after I was done shopping :)

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    Crooks! Crooks! Crooks! I would try to avoid this place like the plague, ESPECIALLY if you have a "trade-up"!! Yes, even if it's from them AND you have the original receipt! My fiancé and I had gone in to look at rings and my mother had given us a wedding ring she had received from them, with the original receipt. We were able to find a diamond and setting that she loved and was well over double the $4,000 credit we were suppose to receive with the ring we have been given. Not knowing if we were going to buy anything or not the sales lady we dealt...Read More

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by Preston Voosen

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After 13 years of marriage, my wedding ring became too small (I won't say it was the other way around!). Since my ring has two layers of white-gold on bottom and yellow-gold on top, I was concerned resizing would be difficult if not impossible. I just let it sit in a drawer for the last year and finally decided I would get it repaired.

I went to IW Marks on my lunch-break and was immediately greeted with a friendly worker behind the counter. I showed her my ring and at first, she was hesitant, but said she would still check with the jewelers. She measured the existing size of my ring and measured my ring-finger. Surprisingly, my finger grew (I mean my ring shrunk) 1 1/2 sizes.

About 30 minutes later, even with such a large resize, the jewelers finished resizing my ring, and shined it up "like new." They even re-engraved the date and "I love you" back inside the ring without additional charge.

Thank you IW Marks for making what I thought would be a painful experience into an exciting one! I'm able to wear my ring again! The can-do attitude and excellent service you provided is most appreciated!

by James Long

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Crooks! Crooks! Crooks! I would try to avoid this place like the plague, ESPECIALLY if you have a "trade-up"!! Yes, even if it's from them AND you have the original receipt! My fiancé and I had gone in to look at rings and my mother had given us a wedding ring she had received from them, with the original receipt. We were able to find a diamond and setting that she loved and was well over double the $4,000 credit we were suppose to receive with the ring we have been given. Not knowing if we were going to buy anything or not the sales lady we dealt with was able to get us a deal that significantly lowered the price. Once the lower prices were given to me I still had to think it over, but my fiancé loved it so I finally said we would take the ring after all, at which point I mentioned the trade in. All hell broke loose after that moment. Our sales lady rudely stopped us and said that we could not possibly do a trade in since we hadn't mentioned it FIRST. The reason being that they would not have quoted us that low of a price had they known we had a trade in. Umm, isn't that the point of a TRADE-UP, that comes directly from YOU! We were rudely given the run around until they finally agreed to only honor $1,500 of the rings value according to them. We left and never looked back. They were apparently very angry with me for catching them in their scheme to screw all people over, previous client and future ones as well.

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