Trail Center

Skagway Trail Centre
Trail Center, 520 Broadway in Skagway
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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 am, 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm (Alaska Time) every day.

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

The Trail Center is closed for the season. Hours of operation for 2018 will be published as soon as the dates are confirmed.

Skookum Jim House


Skookum Jim House at Carcross Commons

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.

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

Hours of operation

Skookum Jim House is closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in spring 2018.

Phone: 867-821-4060