Start the trek in Dyea, Alaska and hike 53 km (33 mi) north to Bennett, British Columbia along the historic trail. A quota of 50 hikers a day are granted entrance to Canada over the Chilkoot Pass.  Or take the train into Bennett from Skagway, Alaska or Carcross, Yukon to camp. Permits are required and reservations are recommended.

Notice: Cannabis

Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to take cannabis across Canada's national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization. 

Possession or use of marijuana inside a U.S. National Park Service unit (for example parks, preserves and monuments) is prohibited. While the State of Alaska provides for regulated possession and use of marijuana, it remains an illegal drug under federal law, which will be enforced within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Getting here


205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B5

By air
Fly to Whitehorse, Yukon then bus or drive to Carcross or Skagway. Or fly to Juneau, Alaska and take a ferry or commuter flight to Skagway.

By sea
Take the Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Skagway.

By land
Drive the Alaska Highway to Whitehorse then head south on the South Klondike Highway to Carcross or Skagway.

Details on getting here


Chilkoot Trail Trip Permit
Adult: $61.30
Youth: $30.60

Bennett Camping Permit
Tent/night: $9.80

Canadian Day Permit
Per person: $9.80

Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash