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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-335-2
ISBN 10: 1-55017-335-9
Black & white photos
8.5 x 11 - 182 pp
May 2005
CAD$24.95 • USD$24.95

Chilkoot Trail

Heritage Route to the Klondike
The 1898 Yukon Goldrush has become synonymous with high adventure and peril, a time when thousands of men—and a few courageous women—braved their way over mountain passes, down a raging river and into the heart of a wild and frozen land.

Book Description

No aspect of this harrowing journey was more difficult—or deadly—than the trek over the Chilkoot Trail: a fifty-three kilometre journey over the coastal mountains from the tidewaters of Alaska, through British Columbia to the headwaters of the Yukon River. But even before the gold rush, the trail was an important First Nations trade and travel route, joining the Tlingit of the coast with the First Nations of the interior. Today the Chilkoot Trail draws hikers from around the world who want to experience the area’s natural beauty and soak up its rich history. In Chilkoot Trail: Heritage Route to the Klondike, two historians—one from each side of the border—give readers the feeling of what life was like on the trail before, during and after the great Klondike gold rush.