Plan Your Visit
Visit the local museums; participate in a guided tour of the Skagway Historic District; explore nature on the local trails; tour the Dyea townsite with a Ranger; hike the Chilkoot Trail. And remember to bring your camera to record the great views.
Plan an International Tour of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Sites
Relive the "Last Great Adventure" by visiting protected historical sites in Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. In 1998 the international significance of the Klondike Gold Rush was officially recognized by Canada and the United States with the creation of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park. The site in Skagway, Alaska represents the “Gateway to the Klondike” and preserves the setting of Klondike Gold Rush boom towns and trails to the Yukon gold. Other units making up the international park include the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle, WA and the Canadian parks, Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site and Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Sites. For more information on visiting these locations click on the name of the historical park.
Did You Know?
Over 100,000 people started off for the Klondike gold fields, but less than 30,000 actually made it to the gold fields in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The difficulties of the Chilkoot and White Pass trails forced many to turn back.