The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a creative journey through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska, and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia. Each artist hikes the trail over a two week period, allowing time to work and savour the experience. The artists offer workshops at campgrounds and interact with hikers in creative ways. Watch for post-hike Artist Talks in Skagway and Whitehorse as well!


Parks Canada partners with the Yukon Arts Centre, U.S. National Park Service, and the Skagway Arts Council to facilitate this unique program.

2017 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program


Anthony Wallace is a composer, sound artist and filmmaker. Anthony’s music has been played on the CBC radio, his sound installations have toured nationally, and he has worked on film/TV productions for CBC, APTN, Vision TV and Historica Canada. Anthony obtained an Honours BFA in composition from York University and is the founder of Studio 110 a multimedia production company based out of Toronto.

He will be on the trail June 22-July 5.



Cameron Quevedo is a filmmaker and ethnomusicologist currently based in Austin, Texas. His most recent film, El Tucán, has screened in both the U.S. and Mexico, and will be traveling the festival circuit through 2017. Cameron holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas, as well as an MC in Indigenous Documentary Film and an MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in Seattle.

He will be on the trail June 29-July 12.



Virginia Mitford is an emerging Yukon artist. Her childhood, spent on a remote trapline in the Yukon with her family and dog-team, has had a huge influence on her art. Working with a variety of media, namely printmaking, photography and drawing, she examines her own personal history within broader concepts of feminism, nostalgia and change. After graduating from Memorial University with a BFA in Visual Arts, Virginia has taken part in artist residencies in Montreal and Newfoundland.

She will be on the trail July 5-18.



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