Bennett Backpack Adventure
© Parks Canada / F. Mueller
Take the White Pass and Yukon Route train from Carcross, Yukon, to Bennett, B.C. on a Tuesday or Friday, set up camp and explore the Chilkoot Trail. Here's what you need to know before heading out.
St. Andrew's Church © Parks Canada / C. Hedgecock
- See St. Andrew’s Church
- Identify (but don’t pick) the wild plants
- Bird watching: bring your binoculars
From the church, follow the Chilkoot Trail:
- 500 m to the stampeder cemetery on the south side of the trail
- 2 km to north Lindeman Lake beach
- 6.4 km to Bare Loon Lake (hiking time 2-4 hours)
- 11.3 km to Lindeman City (hiking time 3-5 hours)
Canoeing or sea kayaking on Bennett and Lindeman lakes
- Bennett and Lindeman are big and sometimes very windy lakes; floatation and spray decks are advised
- The rapids on One-Mile River are class III/IV; do not attempt in a canoe or sea kayak
- Stay on the trails when transporting your canoe or sea kayak around Bennett, and to or from Lindeman Lake
- Water rescue services are not available
Camping in an Historic Site
- Camp only in designated campsites
- No overnight use of shelter
- Absolutely no open fires
Pack out what you pack in, including: recyclables, food stuff, garbage and diapers
Do not disturb or remove the artifacts: broken bottles, rusted cans, even stones used for building foundations are protected by law
- To protect the cultural landscape, only walk on trails
Quiet time starts at 10 p.m.
There is a private residence at Bennett. Please respect the owner’s privacy and property.
You can help promote the harmonious co-existence of bears and hikers on the Chilkoot by ensuring that you are not presenting bears with opportunities to get a hold of food and garbage.
No coolers. No food at tent sites
- Food and other odorous items must be stored in bear-safe food lockers at all times, including:
- leftovers / garbage / wrappers
- dishes / pots / utensils
- fuel and stove
- toiletries/first aid kit/vitamins/medications
- Cook and eat only in designated areas (day use shelter or picnic tables)
- Use wastewater disposal pit; be sure to clean food waste off the screen and pack it out with your garbage
- Do not leave food or other attractants unattended
- Keep dogs on leash at all times
- Do not leave children or pets unattended
Familiarize yourself with the principles and practices of safe travel in bear country.
Parks Canada recommends carrying bear spray with you at all times on the trail.
Information & Reservations
1-800-661-0486 / 867-667-3910
White Pass & Yukon Route
867-668-7245 (Whitehorse) 867-821-3930 (Carcross)
Parks Canada 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch
From satellite phone: 1-780-852-3100
Note: There is no cellphone coverage at Bennett