Parks Canada’s Infrastructure Program
What to know before you visit
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over five years to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.
This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors. When visiting Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site you may encounter reduced services while we complete this important work.
Bennett - St. Andrew's Church
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site is a recognized Federal Heritage Building that was constructed in 1899 to serve gold seekers en route to the Klondike; it is now the only building left at what was once the thriving community of Bennett Lake.
St. Andrew’s will be undergoing renovations this summer, including the rebuilding of its roof and improvements to its fire suppression system. This work is anticipated to begin mid-July and last three to four weeks. During construction, visitors should expect to see fencing surrounding the church delineating the work area, rubber matting on the ground to protect archaeological values, scaffolding and tarps, pallets of roofing materials, and construction crews and helicopters at work. Visitors in the area are advised to exercise caution, respect all on-site signage, and to follow instructions from Parks Canada’s staff or contractors.