• Stampeders Hiking the Golden Stair case with heavy packs

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

People

Black and white historic photo of people in Dawson in 1898.

Stampeders posing for a photo in Dawson City, Yukon Territory Canada

Photo Courtesy of the Candy Waugaman Collection

The story of the Klondike Gold Rush is a complex weave of many human stories. Select a category from the left navigation to learn more about the people of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Did You Know?

wild iris in bloom with blue to purple petals with white centers, long bright green pointed leaves

Wild Iris blooming in the meadows and marsh lands of Dyea, Alaska offers a visual treat for visitors. These delicate beauties are closely related to the domestic iris or flag you may have in your garden. You can see them bloom in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, mid-June to mid-July.