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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Whitehorse, YT

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Address: 300 Main St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B5, Canada How do we get there? Number: (867) 667-3910
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About this activity

The Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site was designated a national historic site because of the role it played in the mass movement of people to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. The Chilkoot Trail has been officially designated by Canada and the United States as a component of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park. Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site protects the historic gateway to the Yukon once tread by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike gold rush prospectors.

You'll be able to follow the Chilkoot Trail along the centuries old path and hike through narrow valleys and even scale the Chilkoot Pass if you're feeling adventurous! Hike from the summit of the pass and travel through the alpine tundra where you'll be greeted by the historic Bennet City. If you're visiting in the Winter then the Chilkoot Trail is a popular destination for snowshoeing and skiing and a variety of other Winter activities. 

If you fancy extending your stay, then you can camp at historic Bennet City which was once a booming town site for gold rush stampeders.  Make sure to explore the outdoor museum too and watch out for wildlife and ecosystems which are in abundance!

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The administrative offices for the national historic site are located in Whitehorse, Yukon, while the historic site itself is located exclusively in British Columbia.

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How much does it cost?



From $10.50 for a day pass



From $10.50 for a day pass


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