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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

People

Historic photograph of three men seated in front of two standing men

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?

Cladonia lichen

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, spanning diverse ecosystems from coastal to subarctic, is home to over 766 species of lichen. Not only is this the most reported in the National Park system, but it includes four species that are new to science.