- 7 Days
Follow the Trail of '98 from Yukon River headwaters to the Klondike. Along the way, visit national historic sites, museums and cultural centres that share the Klondike Gold Rush story. Visit Carcross, Skagway, Whitehorse and Dawson City, and make time for diversions to Fort Selkirk and the Silver Trail. Peel back the layers on one of the most captivating historic events of our time.
Day 1 – Headwaters of the Yukon River
The story of the Klondike Gold Rush began when Skookum Jim and his companions struck gold near Dawson City. Start your journey near Jim's birthplace, the picturesque village of Carcross where the highway, railway and waterways intersect. Find out how First Nation's people took part in the race for gold.
Days 6-7 – Klondike Culture
Join a Parks Canada walking tour and visit Dawson's national historic sites. Head to the casino and enjoy cancan dancing, just as the prospectors did a century ago. Join the infamous Sourtoe Cocktail Club – be sure to let your lips touch the toe! Visit Tr'ochëk to learn how First Nations people were affected by the gold rush. Visit the Discovery Claim and imagine that day in 1896 when Skookum Jim made his big find.
Yukon bed and breakfasts offer the best in authentic northern hospitality. You'll get a feel for how Yukoners live, and your hosts will have the inside track on things to see and do during your stay. You'll find all the comforts of home at a Yukon bed and breakfast, but with that extra-special northern touch.
Discover many of the Yukon's secrets on a sightseeing day trip or guided tour in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Carcross and many other Yukon communities.