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  • From Skagway: 3-Hour White Pass Summit Bus Tour

    1. From Skagway: 3-Hour White Pass Summit Bus Tour

    Take a 3-hour excursion out of Skagway up the Klondike Highway through the "Gold Rush National Park." The journey along the highway runs parallel to the “White Pass and Yukon Route Rail Road” and climbs 3,292 feet in only 15 minutes. You will have the opportunity to see the famous train as it runs along the tracks. Enjoy the spectacular scenery on your journey and stop off at overlooking points and visit various attractions along the way. While enjoying the scenery you will also learn about the unique history of the region. The tour starts at the Pacific Ocean in Skagway and climbs through the coastal mountains into Canada. Your journey is in a smaller airporter-style vehicle, providing more time at stops, a comfortable ride, and personal attention from your tour guide.

    Wonderful bus tour. Especially enjoyed ability to get off the bus to take pics. The narrative provided by our driver, Joe, was exceptional. I loved the humor he added to his stories.

  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railway & Private Emerald Lake Tour

    2. White Pass & Yukon Route Railway & Private Emerald Lake Tour

    Meet your guide in the morning, with passports hand, ready to board the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. Once aboard the train, enjoy a 1 hour and 45 minute scenic ride into the White Pass Mountains. View narrow glacial valleys, waterfalls, and raw, scenic landscape during this fully narrated train ride. Once in Fraser, B.C., show your passports to Canadian Customs officers, then meet your tour guide for the van portion of your tour. Your guide will drive you farther north into Yukon, Canada, wowing you with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush, while on the hunt for picture postcard photo ops, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Lunch will be available for purchase in Carcross, Yukon in the afternoon. The turn around point for this tour will be Emerald Lake, a sparkling gem of a lake nestled along the S. Klondike Highway. On the return drive to Skagway, continue the search for wildlife, w...

  • Whitehorse: White Pass Train and Skagway Full Day Tour

    3. Whitehorse: White Pass Train and Skagway Full Day Tour

    This tour starts in Whitehorse before traveling along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, British Columbia, connecting with the world famous narrow gauge White Pass railway over the White Pass Summit and into Skagway, Alaska. In Skagway you will have the chance to discover the historic downtown, the gateway for many Stampeders on they way to the Klondike Goldfields. Gold was discovered in the Dawson area by local miners on August 16, 1896, and, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of prospectors. Learn how some became wealthy, while others weren't so lucky. See the route most took to get to the gold fields, through the ports of Dyea and Skagway in Southeast Alaska, where the Klondikers could follow either the Chilkoot or the White Pass trails to the Yukon River and sail down to the Klondike. This point in history has been immortalize...

  • Skagway: 2-Hour Private White Pass Summit Tour

    4. Skagway: 2-Hour Private White Pass Summit Tour

    Start your afternoon with a brief tour through historic downtown Skagway, inside the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Learn about the gold rush, while traveling north on the S. Klondike Highway, following the Trail of '98 over the White Pass Mountains. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, as your guide stops for scenery and photos while narrating the harrowing tale of the stampeders as they crossed the White Pass Mountains. You will have chances to see local wildlife during this tour; these mountains are home to mountain goats, marmot, willow ptarmigan, and black bear. Travel farther north through Canadian Customs, for more chances at wildlife, and deep, clean mountain lakes. On the drive back to Skagway, marvel at the glaciated and snow-capped north faces of the White Pass mountains. Your guide will drop you off at the end of your tour, right back at your ship or hotel...

  • Skagway: Dog Mushing Camp and Emerald Lake Private Tour

    5. Skagway: Dog Mushing Camp and Emerald Lake Private Tour

    Start your morning with a drive through historic downtown Skagway, while your guide entertains you with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. Next, head north on the S. Klondike Highway and climb 3200 ft. along the valley to the summit of famous White Pass. Be prepared for Canadian Customs with passports handy, then travel deeper into Canada. Listen to tales of Alaska life while enjoying the stunning scenery and hunting for wildlife along the highway. This stretch of highway is home to black and brown bears, fox, coyote, lynx, moose, and caribou, to name a few. Once at Tutshi Sled Dog Camp, enjoy learning about the art of mushing, pet the Alaskan husky pups, and take part in summer training, while a team of Alaskan Huskies pulls your group along a 2-mile track. Traveling farther north, enjoy views of pristine mountain lakes, stopping for lunch in Carcross, Yukon. Lunch will be available for ...

  • Skagway: Yukon Bridge & Emerald Lake Private Tour

    6. Skagway: Yukon Bridge & Emerald Lake Private Tour

    Meet your guide at the end of your ship’s pier in Skagway, Alaska. Drive down Broadway in Skagway, Alaska and hear the exciting tale of the Klondike Gold Rush. View the authentic historic wooden buildings along the way. Ascend the legendary White Pass, following the South Klondike Highway toward Canada. See snowcapped mountains and glacial views along the way. Drive through the Fraser area. Pass through Canadian customs and continue north toward Yukon. Spot wildlife as you explore the Yukon. The area is home to black bears, moose, foxes, lynx, coyotes, and caribou. Stop at the Yukon Suspension bridge and cross over the gushing whitewater Tutshi River. Afterward, grab a snack and hot drink in the cafe, or browse the gift shop. Pass by the wild and scenic Tutshi and Tagish Lakes, with plenty of stops for photos. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Carcross, Yukon on your own. Head north to explore...

  • Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

    7. Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

    Explore the historic and exciting city of Skagway in the state of Alaska. Home to another major city during the Gold Rush days, you will learn about the boom that took hold of this city whilst you visit the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Museum. On this audio tour you will discover the many walks and trails surrounding the city along with locals dressed in period clothing. You will also see the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Visitors Centre, the Martin Itjen House, Jeff Smith's Parlour, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, the Golden North Hotel, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Depot. This well preserved and historical city of Skagway will take you on an educational audio tour as you learn about its Gold Rush days and historical buildings. You will learn about establishments such as the iconic Red Onion Saloon, as well as the incredible Historic Moore Homestead.

  • Skagway: Historic Train Carriage Escape Room

    8. Skagway: Historic Train Carriage Escape Room

    Located in a historic train carriage brought to Skagway during World War II, this escape game is a true piece of Skagway history. This activity will challenge and entertain you and your group of up to 6 people. The experience is fun for all ages, but the puzzles are built for adult brains. Patricia has run away from home, and you've been hired by her family to track her down. You have one hour to find the map that leads to her location. Use your problem-solving skills, you will work your way through a series of games and puzzles that ultimately help you to "escape".

  • Skagway: Sea and Sky Scenic Tour

    9. Skagway: Sea and Sky Scenic Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel and travel along the Klondike Highway, over the White Pass, and to the Canada/Alaska border. Hear the story of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, following the path of the White Pass Trail, which was used by gold seekers to make their way north into the Yukon. Follow the coastal Dyea Road out to discover more history, amazing views, and the possibility of sightings of local wildlife. See majestic mountain peaks and coastal views on a tour that provides a little bit of everything.

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What people are saying about Skagway

Very interesting and you can see more than from the train.

The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. He kept to the rules and had 1 couple that did not have their passports leave the bus. He explained that they could get a later trip when they went to get the passports. He explained that Canada is particular who they let into their country and we needed to get back to the United States.

Excellent coverage of the entire trip

The bus trip to the White Pass Summit was excellent. The guide explained each part of the trip very well with full details and humor. Saw some beautiful sights all throughout the route.

Wonderful bus tour. Especially enjoyed ability to get off the bus to take pics. The narrative provided by our driver, Joe, was exceptional. I loved the humor he added to his stories.

Wonderful bus tour.

Fred, our tour host, was amazing and made sure we had a great time and saw everything. He was amazing. Much better than taking the train.

Very good experience, beautiful places and our excellent guide. I am more than satisfied with this experience