• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence


The Arts are Alive on the Chilkoot Trail

Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, and the US National Park Service are providing an opportunity for established visual artists to pursue their work inspired by history and nature on the Chilkoot Trail. Artists will hike the entire trail during a two week backpacking trip, spending one to three days at each campsite.

Call for Submissions will be in December for the Summer 2015 program. The annual deadline is February 1st.

For more information:

  • Telephone: (867) 667-8485 or (867) 667-8460
  • Fax: (867) 393-6300
  • Email: chilkoot@yac.ca
  • Website: Yukon Arts Centre

Past Chilkoot Trail Artists in Residence




Logos for the Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residency program

Did You Know?

Museum exhibit at Klondike Gold Rush NHP showing a year's supply of food in bags, barrels and crates, a gold pan sits on top of the pile

The Canadian government required those going to the Klondike gold fields to bring a year's supply of food with them to avoid starvation during the long Yukon winter. Some of the recommended supplies included 400 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of bacon, and 100 pounds of beans! More...