© Parks Canada / Michael MacLean
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Chilkoot Trail Village
© Parks Canada / Michael Prochazka
An exciting new package tour that is part of the Parks Canada Northern Iconic Experience series is being launched in the summer of 2016 in Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site. This all inclusive 4 day/3 night package includes transportation via float plane from Whitehorse to the site of the historical boomtown of Bennett and a return trip on board the historical narrow gauge Whitepass and Yukon Route Railway. Accommodation is in gold rush themed canvas wall tents.
This new visitor offer is a partnership between Parks Canada, Carcross/Tagish Management Corporation and Nature Tours of Yukon. Programming will highlight the area’s Klondike Gold Rush history and Carcross Tagish First Nations culture. Packages are being offered during July and August.
For more information, Chilkoot Trail Village
Parks Canada in Carcross
© Parks Canada / Paul Gowdie
This summer Parks Canada is piloting a new visitor centre in Carcross, Yukon. The centre will be located in the historic Skookum Jim House at the Carcross Commons. A historical photo exhibit will feature the Klondike Gold Rush, Yukon Riverboats and First Nation history. Upstairs is a Macbride Museum of Yukon History exhibit.
This new visitor centre will serve as the northern gateway to the Chilkoot Trail for those camping and hiking at the Canadian end of the Trail. It will also serve as the southern gateway to other National Parks and National Historic Sites in the Yukon. As well, Skookum Jim House will offer a selection of exclusive Parks Canada Chilkoot Trail merchandise.
For more information, Skookum Jim House
Three Visual Artists Selected for the 2016 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program
Happy Camp Sunset© Emma Barr, 2012
Unique program allows artists to interact with visitors while pursuing their art.
Representing Canada is Dan Hudson, who will be hiking the trail beginning of July.
Artist Julie Zhu was selected as the USA representative, and will be hiking mid-July.
Alaskan Andrea Nelson will be on the trail end of July-beginning of August as the regional artist.
2016 Artists in Residence