Dawson City tourism group plans to scatter gold to trigger second gold rush


By Sidney Cohen
Canada Broadcasting Corp., Toronto
Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Dawson City tourism group wants to reboot the most storied period in Yukon's history.

The Klondike Visitors Association is pitching Gold Rush 2: a tourism campaign that would offer a gold-rush-esque experience to visitors of the town famous for wealth and debauchery at the turn of the century.

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The association hopes to crowd-fund $100,000, which it will use to buy "real Klondike gold." That gold will then be scattered along the banks of Bonanza Creek to simulate a modern-day bonanza.

You read that correctly.

The tourism group wants people to pay for gold that will be tossed into the river.

Its goal is to lure visitors up to Dawson to pan for gold themselves. ...

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