Come, step outside the station into a unique sub-alpine ecosystem. Walk in a landscape carved by glaciers millennia ago, and see it much as it was when coastal Tlingit traders first slipped over the Chilkoot Pass to meet their trading partners, the interior Tagish First Nations peoples.
Imagine you were here in 1874 when prospector George Holt became the first outsider to arrive at Bennett’s shore. As the trickle of hardened “Sourdough” prospectors over the mountains continued to grow, in 1897 they were joined by thousands of “Cheechacko” newcomers.
Come with us and explore Bennett, the gold rush town that formed at the junction of the White Pass and Chilkoot trails! Although these hills once resounded with the sounds of 10,000 voices, today it is a serene trek with little but the church to remind us of its gold rush past.
Stop No.1: Lakeshore in front of Railroad Depot
Stop No.2: Parks Canada Boundary
Stop No.3: Bennett Street
Stop No. 4: St. Andrew’s Church
Stop No.5: Chilkoot Trail
Stop No.6: Government Hill
Stop No.7: Front Street