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Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Getting here

Travel to, from and in northern locations can be challenging. Here are some useful travel tips for getting to the Chilkoot Trail.

Border crossing

A Chilkoot Trail hike means you'll be crossing back and forth across the Canada-U.S border. Here's what you need to know.

Guides and outfitters

Find a list of Outfitters for Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada

Permits and reservations

Here's what you need to know about the Chilkoot Trail reservation system and permit requirements.


Backcountry permit fees for U.S. and Canadian sides of the trail, Bennett Camping permit fees, and Bennett day use fee.


Plan for the weather. Fog, rain, and snow are common, especially at elevation, anytime of year. Learn more about weather and trail hazards to best prepare.


Find maps of Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site of Canada

Please note that the U.S. side of the trail is closed for the 2023 hiking season due to serious flood damage and repair work. Book your 2023 reservation for the Canadian-side of the Chilkoot trail now!

How to get here


Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site administrative offices:
205-300 Main Street
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2B5




The Chilkoot Trail straddles the international border. Parks Canada manages Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, while the U.S. National Park Service manages Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

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

Many of our visitors start or end their northern adventure in Whitehorse, with most hikers starting their hike from the Dyea, AK trail head and hiking north towards Bennett, B.C. Some hikers, however, start from the Bennett trailhead.

Plan your Chilkoot Trail hike or Canadian-side only experience and contact us if you have any questions.

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