The Great Golden Contest FAQ

Who is eligible to enter the Great Golden Contest?

The Contest is open to Canadian Residents (including Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province of residency and have filled in the entry form by entering in a Golden Nugget during the two-week Contest Period. For more information, please see our rules and regulations.  

When is the contest period?

The Contest commences on Monday, September 18, 2023 @ 9:00 AM ET and continues until Friday, September 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, September 29, 2023. Attempts to add Golden Nugget entries after the Contest Closing Time will not be accepted.  

How do I enter the Great Golden Contest?

One golden nugget (a secret word or phrase) will be dropped for explorers to discover each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the contest period (September 18 to 29). Follow ParticipACTION on Facebook, X (Twitter) and Instagram to learn the location of the nuggets, which will live in ParticipACTION x Travel Yukon social media posts, blogs, videos and on web pages. The locations of the nuggets will also be posted on this page (below). Once you’ve located the nugget (secret word or phrase), log it in the contest form to earn entries.  

How do I increase my chances of winning?

There will be a total of six (6) golden nuggets dropped over the two-week contest period. The more nuggets you discover and enter with, the more entries you’ll earn, and the better your chances of winning! Additional actions will also be available to you on the contest form to earn bonus entries.  

Do golden nuggets expire?

No! All six golden nuggets earn you entries for the entire contest period (September 18 to 29). Even if you discover and enter the six nuggets on the final contest day, you’ll still earn entries for each of the nuggets.  

How do I get additional entries into the contest?

You’ll be able to gain additional entries into the contest by completing social actions on the entry form. These social actions include following ParticipACTION and Travel Yukon on Instagram and Facebook, subscribing to ParticipACTION and Travel Yukon’s YouTube accounts, and signing up for ParticipACTION and Travel Yukon’s email newsletters.  

What is the prize?

The winner will receive a limited-edition 125th anniversary Klondike Gold Rush commemorative pure gold coin that depicts the 1896 discovery of gold in the Klondike region (retail value $3,999.95 CAD; face value $200.00). Per the Royal Canadian Mint, it is recommended to consult with a coin dealer before selling a collector coin, as businesses and financial initiations that accept them will only redeem for the face value of the coin. This no-longer-available collector’s piece has a low worldwide mintage of just 450.  

How will I know if I won?

A draw for the Grand Prize will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at approximately 11:00 AM ET. The winning Eligible Entrant, chosen by random selection, will be contacted by the email that was provided at the time of Contest Entry.  

Who can I contact if I am having problems submitting my entry?

If you have any other questions regarding the Great Golden Contest, please contact us at: