- river in W Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing west into the Yukon River: c. 100 mi (161 km)
- gold-mining region surrounding this river: site of a gold rush (1897-98): usually used with the
Origin of KlondikeAthabaskan ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A region of Yukon Territory, Canada, just east of Alaska and traversed by the Klondike River, about 160 km (100 mi) long. Gold was discovered here in August 1896, leading to the gold rush of 1897–1898 in which more than 30,000 people sought their fortune in the frozen north.
- Alternative form of Klondike.