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 exclusive entrance to Canada over the Chilkoot Pass. Permits are required and reservations are recommended. Or take the train into Bennett from Skagway, Alaska or Carcross, Yukon. Camping is allowed in designated campgrounds by permit.

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.

Permits and reservations


Getting here


205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B5

Detailed fees list

Chilkoot Trail Trip Permit
Adult $61.30
Youth $30.60

U.S. Only Trip Permit
Adult $27.00
Youth $13.50

Canadian Only Trip Permit
Adult $34.30
Youth $17.10

Facilities and services

Gift Shop Gift shop
Dogs on leash