Trail Center | Skookum Jim House


Trail Center

Skagway Trail Centre
Trail Center, 520 Broadway in Skagway

Pick up your reserved Permits and register for Customs at the Trail Center in Skagway. Get weather reports, up-to-date trail conditions and watch the video "Staying Safe in Bear Country" before your hike.

Reserved permits can be picked up the day before, or on the day that you begin your hike. When picking up Permits, all hikers must be present and have proper documentation for crossing the border.

Walk-in Permits are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Trail Center the day before or on the day you wish to start your hike.

Mandatory orientation

Trail orientations are mandatory and are scheduled at 8 am10 amnoon2 pm and 4 pm (Alaska Time) every day.

Please allow approximately 30 minutes for an orientation. All hikers must attend.

An optional 13 minute bear safety video will be shown before and after orientations and throughout the day.

Hours of operation

May 21 to September 7
Every day: 8 am to 5 pm ADT

Phone: 907-983-9234

Skookum Jim House

Skookum Jim House at Carcross

Enjoy an exhibit of historical photos featuring local First Nations culture and the epic journey over the Chilkoot Trail and down the Yukon River to the Klondike goldfields. A MacBride Museum of Yukon History exhibit is located on the upper floor.

Bennett Camping Permits are available here. Get weather forecasts, up-to-date information on trail conditions and watch the video “Staying Safe in Bear Country” before heading out on your Bennett Camping Adventure.

Gift Shop

Returning Chilkoot Trail hikers can get a momento of their trek from a selection of official Parks Canada Chilkoot Trail merchandise.

Hours of operation

May 19 thru September 3
Tuesday thru Sunday (closed Monday): 9 am to 4 pm

Phone: 867-821-4060