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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Things To Know Before You Come

Ranger Rain at Trail Center

NPS photo

Before you travel to Skagway you should find out about the weather with the link on the left. Also, check our Chilkoot Trail section of this website if you plan to hike the trail. Permit requirements and other important information can be found there.

Did You Know?

Men standing on railroad grade

After gaining international acclaim for his work on the ground-breaking White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, contractor Michael J. Heney began construction on the Copper River & Northwestern Railway, connecting the remote mining town of Kennecott, Alaska to the coastal port town of Cordova.