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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada

What's New

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Reservations for the 2016 season

Reservations for the 2016 season are being accepted as of January 4, 2016.
Large groups bookings (9 to 12 people maximum) are being accepted as of September 1, 2015.

Permits and Reservations 

The Trail Center has moved!

Trail Centre
The new Trail Center
© National Park Service

Formerly in the Martin Itjen House near 2nd Avenue (now the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park's new Museum Store) the Trail Center has moved into the old Boss Bakery, on Broadway between 5th & 6th Avenues.

Backcountry permits are issued here for the Chilkoot Trail, the most famous trail in the North. The new building provides more room for hiking groups to get trail orientations and to see the “Staying Safe in Bear Country” video. Current trail conditions and maps are also available. The Trail Center is managed by US National Park Service and Parks Canada.

Open Daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning June 1, 2015.

Artists Selected for the 2015 Artist Residency

Happy Camp Sunset
© Emma Barr, 2012

This unique program allows artists to interact with visitors while pursuing their art. Representing Canada is Michelle Latimer, who will be hiking the trail in late July – early August. Artist Kevin Curry was selected as the US representative, and will be hiking at the end of June – beginning of July. Yukoner Heather Callaghan will be on the trail mid-July as the regional artist.

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency