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Explorer's Passport Contest

How to participate?

Collect stamps and numbers at all participating sites listed inside the Explorer's Passport for your chance to win prizes of Klondike placer gold!

Visit participating sites for your chances to win Klondike placer gold. 

For more information about the participating sites, visit Yukon Museum Guide.

Annual contest begins June 1 and ends August 31.




How to play?

Each time you visit a participating site offering a stamp, give your Explorer's Passport to the employee at the site and he/she will affix the official stamp for that site in your Explorer's Passport.

For designated sites with a posted number, record the number yourself in your Explorer's Passport.

Drop off the official entry form found in your Explorer’s Passport at any designated site offering a stamp or any Yukon Visitor Information Centre before you leave Yukon territory. So, stay another day and win gold!

2018 Prize Winners

Grand prize of 2 Troy ounces of placer gold:

Andrée Dumont (St-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, QC)


Second prize of 1 Troy ounce of placer gold:

Natalie Landry (Fredericton, NB)


Consolation Prizes:

Zouhong (Shenzhen, China)

Mats Olof Winroth (Vaterstetten, Germany)

Heidrun Pupke (Aschersleben, Germany)

Alice Hrabakova (Prachatice, Czech Republic)

Caity-Rose Gordon (Vancouver, BC)

Monika Protiva'nkova (Kostelec na Hané, Czech Republic)

Shuyao Zhang (Surrey, BC)

Andrew Burkholder (Kimberley, BC)

Linda Holm (Wetaskiwin, AB)

David Oliver (Abbotsford, BC)

2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of this program. This year saw a record-breaking 4017 entries; that's a 400% increase in participation from 1998, the very first year this contest was held.

Explorer's Passport Program

If you have any questions regarding this contest, please contact us via email or call 1-867-667-8589