Copyright and Credits

The Klondike Gold Rush is presented by the Yukon Archives in Whitehorse, Yukon. The Yukon Archives is part of the Cultural Services Branch of the Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Yukon.

The content for this web exhibit is based on a four panel display entitled The Klondike Gold Rush which was produced in 2008 by the Yukon Archives.


On February 26, 1898, NWMP Inspector Belcher “had the flag hoisted” at the Chilkoot summit and was ready to collect customs. The exact location of the U.S./Canada boundary was in dispute at the time.

Yukon Archives, E.J. Hamacher fonds (Margaret and Rolf Hougen collection), 2002/118 #872