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Bennett Scenic Journey

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Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport. Click HERE for more details on ID Requirements.

 

NOTICE:  This tour only operates Tuesday through Sunday of each week from May 22 – September 9.

DEPARTURE TIMES:         7:30AM – “TRAIN FIRST, BUS RETURN” (Tuesday – Friday & Sunday)

                                             9:30AM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” (Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday – Sunday)

PRICE:  $234.00 per adult/$117.00 per child (includes tax)

Escape into the heart of history!  Travel 67.5 miles by train between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada, traveling the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898!  Couple that with a minicoach transfer along the scenic Klondike Highway to/from Skagway for the perfect combination of your Canadian & Alaskan holiday adventures. DSC04834 - Jed Thompson (640x360) - Bennett Train Depot

Along the rail route, enjoy your 45 minute visit to Lake Bennett, BC, the once thriving gold rush boom town.  Be sure to visit the 1910 Bennett Station for a stroll through the historic museum where you can view informative displays about the gold rush and White Pass’ history before heading out on a self-guided walking tour of the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.  Bennett, British Columbia, Canada, is accessible only via the White Pass train or by hiking the world famous Chilkoot Trail, so it’s a very exclusive and completely unique experience.  Bennett has always been an important stop for the WP&YR.

A hearty turkey sandwich boxed lunch with chips, side and dessert is provided along the train portion of your journey between Bennett and Carcross.  Vegetarian and gluten free options are available upon request.

At the foot of Lake Bennett is Carcross, historically known as “Caribou Crossing.”  The Carcross Station, situated on the edge of the lake, was built in 1910 and is a designated Heritage Railway Station.  Once at Carcross, passengers are transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle for a visit to Emerald Lake, the most photographed lake in the Yukon Territory.  Upon your return to Skagway you will be entertained by professional guides with their amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the Gold Rush Era.  With stops all along the way there will be ample opportunities for photo enthusiasts to view and capture the unparalleled beauty of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers, historic sites and panoramic vistas.  This tour is also operated in reverse order with a “bus first” departure on certain days of the week.Van-Wyhe-Photography-Alaska-Carcross Train Depot

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Train Information Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this Scenic Railway of the World was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty).  The 3-foot wide Narrow Gauge Railroad climbs almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles with an average grade of 2.6%, and up to 3.9% in some locations.  It also passes through 2 tunnels and travels over sky high trestles and bridges.  Comfortable restored and replica passenger coaches are pulled by vintage diesel locomotives.  Each heated passenger coach has large viewing windows and a restroom.

The train and connecting tour vehicles are NOT wheel chair accessible.  We can accommodate collapsible walkers only.  Smoking is prohibited on the train and tour vehicles.

There are many points of interest along the way:

  • White Pass Trail of ’98

  • Brackett Wagon Road

  • Pitchfork Falls

  • Bridal Veil Falls

  • William Moore Bridge & Overlook

  • “Welcome to Alaska” sign

  • Tormented Valley

  • Fraser, British Columbia

  • Log Cabin

  • Tutshi & Tagish Lakes

  • “Welcome to Yukon” sign

  • Bove Island Overlook

  • Carcross, Yukon Territory

  • World’s Smallest Desert

  • Emerald Lake

  • Bennett Station House

  • Bennett Lake
  • 67.5 mile train journey over the famous White Pass Summit and into the Yukon Territory

Additional Information

Turkey Sandwich

Hearty turkey sandwich, chips, side and dessert. Vegetarian option available upon request.

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