Follow the fabled Chilkoot Trail along the centuries old path first crossed by Chilkoot Tlingit traders and later stormed by the Klondike Gold Rush stampeders. Hike through narrow windswept valleys and scale the precipitous Chilkoot Pass. Visit a Victorian-era church still standing in a vanished boom town. Straddle the historic boundary between British Columbia and Alaska on a route revealing the immense natural wealth of the North.

Featured things to do

Hike the legendary Chilkoot Trail

Snare lifelong bragging rights on a challenging multi-day hike from the ocean shore in Alaska through a glacier-sculpted mountain corridor to Bennett Lake, B.C. -- once a bustling gold rush boom town.

Visit Skookum Jim House

Visit us at the Carcross Commons, a contemporary First Nations commercial village, and explore the history of the Klondike Gold Rush, Yukon sternwheelers, and the vibrant living culture of the Carcross Tagish people.

Your Bennett Camping Adventure

Answer “the call of the wild” riding the White Pass & Yukon Route railway into Bennett Lake campground for hiking and family fun steeped in the riveting history of the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Getting here

Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site is located in the northwest corner of British Columbia. 

Plan your visit

Hours of operation

Phone reservations
January to August
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4 pm (PST)

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Contact us

205-300 Main St
Whitehorse YT  Y1A 2B5

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