From a media release:
This February, HISTORY’s fan-favourite Canadian docu-series Yukon Gold returns for a fortune-seeking fourth season where tempers are tested, time is ticking and the pressure to strike gold runs high. These miners have families to support and bills to pay, but the prospect of riches outweighs the risks. Miners returning with gold fever this season include “Big Al” McGregor as well as Karl Knutson, Ken Foy, Guillaume Brodeur, couple Nika Guilbault and Chris St. Jean, and Bernie Kreft. Produced by Canadian production company Paperny Entertainment in association with Shaw Media, the new, 11-epsiode season of Yukon Gold premieres Wednesday, February 17th at 10pm ET/PT on HISTORY.
This season, all five mining camps are busier than ever. Some miners are juggling multiple roles in their personal and professional lives while others are tasked with opening up new mines. But all of them are on the hunt for gold. Big Al faced difficult health issues this past year, leaving him in a wheelchair, but his determination brought him back to the Yukon. With the help of his right-hand man, Hiro, he hopes to make a triumphant return and finally hit the jackpot this season. Chris and Nika return to Stowe Creek, now as a new family of five, with the addition of their six-month-old twins. With greater responsibilities to balance, Chris is under more stress to support their family and Nika must juggle her roles as both miner and mother.
Business partners Ken and Guillaume head to Atlin, B.C. hoping to hit it big after years of coming up short in the Yukon. As Ken struggles with endless permit delays and preparing to become a first-time father, the pressure falls on Guillaume to get the mine up and running. Second-generation miner Karl is taking a big step this season. Buying into the mine with his parents, he’s now a gold miner and business owner with more responsibility and a hefty 1000-ounce gold goal. Bernie tries his luck at a new site with sons Jarrett and Justin, but sometimes it’s hard to balance being both boss and father.