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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Bear Safety

Brown Bear

Brown Bear in Dyea

NPS

Brown Bears (Ursa arctos) and Black Bears (Ursa americanus) are frequenlty seen along the Chilkoot Trail. It is the responsibility of hikers to properly store food and know how to safety travel in bear country. The park recommends all hikers to view the 20 minute bear safety film at the Klondike Gold Rush NHP Visitor Center and read the materials listed below.

The Bear Facts: Traveling in Bear Country

Parks Canada Link to Bear Safety

Did You Know?

Historic photo showing busy street scene with mud streets

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, 150 businesses were established in Dyea, Alaska including 48 Hotels and 2 Hospitals. By 1903, Dyea's population was a mere 3. A visit to Dyea today reveals a thriving forest growing over the ghosts of those buildings. More...