One hundred years ago, thousands of hardy men and women struggled over this Pass and down the Yukon River to the Klondike Goldfields. The Northwest Mounted Police required that all people had to carry their grubstake, one year’s provisions, with them. For some, this meant more than 30 trips over the Chilkoot Pass carrying their heavy backpacks. Driven by the hopes of unbelievable riches, they overcame great obstacles just to find out that they were too late! On this adventure, we’ll retrace the Stampeders route one‑way over the Chilkoot Pass. Reminders of their passing lie everywhere. We will carry just a light load compared to the stampeders and we do have a different goal: our treasure lies in the adventure itself
- Walk in the footsteps of Stampeders
- Enjoy a lighter load with the help of porters
- Be spoiled with a float plane pick‑up at Lake Bennett to return to Whitehorse
- Take a scenic rail journey from British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska
- Camp in Canada’s remote wilderness Experience coastal rainforest with spruce and cottonwood trees six‑metres in diameter
- Discover abandoned towns and artefacts from the gold rush
HIKING AND WALKING, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of trails, developed and promoted by a nonprofit registered charity. When completed, the trail will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific linking 1000 communities across Canada. The Trans Canada Trail is scheduled to see full completion in 2017, as a celebration project for Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. For a project of this scope and magnitude to succeed, it must have the support of volunteers from hundreds of local Trail organisations. As part of your Great Canadian Trails tour package, we have included a $100 donation to support the project.
This trip should be on the top of one’s list if you are interested in backpacking in Alaska and the Yukon without carrying the full weight of supplies. The hike is enhanced with train and float plane rides. Loved it, and wholeheartedly recommend it.
B. Toren, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, 23 Aug 2017