The Klondike Gold Rush

Premiered January 2015

The Klondike Gold Rush tells the legendary story of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush. Over 100,000 people voyage to the far North intent on reaching the Canadian boom-town Dawson City and striking it rich. Historians and Authors bring insight and perspective to the event that changed the lives of thousands. Present-day characters reveal that the frontier spirit is still alive in the Klondike.

The Klondike Gold Rush is made possible by The Wilson Foundation, The Cable Public Affairs Channel, with additional funding provided by the Rogers Documentary Fund, The Rogers Cable Network Fund. With the participation of The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, and the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

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Video thumbnail: The Klondike Gold Rush The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush

In The Klondike Gold Rush, over 100,000 people journey to the far North in search of gold.

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The Klondike Gold Rush

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Video thumbnail: The Klondike Gold Rush The Cremation of Sam McGee

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Cremation of Sam McGee

Actress Sue Taylor recites Robert Service’s famed ballad “The Cremation of Sam McGee.”

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The Cremation of Sam McGee

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Video thumbnail: The Klondike Gold Rush The Palace Grand Theatre

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Palace Grand Theatre

The Palace Grand Theatre plays a significant role in Dawson City’s gold rush history.

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The Palace Grand Theatre

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Video thumbnail: The Klondike Gold Rush The Photographers

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Photographers

Photos taken by Eric Hegg and Frank La Roche are the lasting treasures of the gold rush.

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The Photographers

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Video thumbnail: The Klondike Gold Rush The Sights and Sounds of the Yukon

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Sights and Sounds of the Yukon

The Klondike gold rush area spans thousands of miles of pristine natural beauty.

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The Sights and Sounds of the Yukon

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The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush Trailer

The Klondike Gold Rush tells the legendary story of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush.

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