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Klondike National Historic Sites of Canada

Site Management

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Planning for the Future: Management Planning Update

Management Planning

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We are beginning a management plan review for the Klondike National Historic Sites. These sites include Dawson Historical Complex, S.S. Keno, the Former Territorial Courthouse, Discovery Claim and Dredge No.4; all located within the traditional territory of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. A single management plan will be produced that encompasses all of these significant places. It is an opportunity to celebrate past successes, re-evaluate goals, and create new strategies for the future.

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Taking stock

Management planning provides direction for the management of our sites over the next 10 years. This direction is partly based upon a recent assessment of the Klondike National Historic Sites’ current situation, including the condition of its cultural resources and contemporary assets, as well as its visitor experiences, external support and aboriginal engagement.

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Priorities for the Future

 Through collaboration with our partners and stakeholders, some of the site priorities for the future include:

  •  increasing our on-site visitation through enhancing experiences and learning opportunities,
  • sharing our stories with all Canadians in their home communities through our outreach programs,
  • increasing site revenues, and thus decreasing our reliance upon public funding,
  • developing long term strategies for the care and management of our buildings and other cultural resources.

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Your voice matters

Parks Canada manages national parks and historic sites on behalf of all Canadians. This process values input from partners, stakeholders and the public to ensure the plan takes into account the voices of the community. For this reason, public input plays an important role in management planning. We welcome your thoughts and ideas on the future of the Klondike National Historic Sites.  

Consultations will begin shortly. We will be hosting an open house tentatively planned for August 2015.

Keep checking this website for updates as the management planning process moves forward. For more information, please write to:

Parks Canada in the Klondike region acknowledges and appreciates the past involvement and support of all our partners and stakeholders. We sincerely look forward to your continued participation in charting our direction for the next 5 to 10 years.

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