Chilkoot Trail Permits
PERMITS ARE REQUIRED TO HIKE THE CHILKOOT TRAIL FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY
Follow these steps to get your Chilkoot Trail permit
1. Decide when you want to hike
The trail is marked and staffed during the peak hiking months of June, July, and August. During these months a permit is required to overnight hike on the Chilkoot Trail. Most hikers spend 3-5 days hiking the trail, but your trip could be shorter or longer.
2. Choose your campgrounds
When you reserve your permit you must designate which campgrounds you are going to use.
3. Decide how you will leave the trail
The Chilkoot Trail ends at Lake Bennett, British Columbia. This historic site is not accessible by roads. You will need to arrange transportation from Lake Bennett. As of spring 2017, shuttle services from Bennett are:
4. Call Parks Canada to make your reservation
Permits for the trail each year can be reserved starting the first week in January. General reservations for 2017 are accepted as of Monday, January 9, 2017. Reservations for large groups (9 to 12 people) are being accepted as of September 1st for the following year.
To reserve, call Parks Canada at 1-867-667-3910 or toll free from Canada and the U.S. 1-800-661-0486. When reserving a permit you will need to choose your dates on the trail, select your campgrounds, and pay for the reservation and permit with a credit card. Please be advised that prices for trail permits change annually. Check in the spring to get prices for the upcoming summer season.
2017 Chilkoot backcountry permit fees
Day Use Fees:
* All fees are quoted in Canadian funds and may be subject to change.
5. Pick up your permit
Frequently Asked Questions About Permits
1. What do I do if the dates I want are not available?
2. I already have a reservation, can I add another person?
3. Can I cancel my reservation?
Last updated: May 16, 2017