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Bennett Scenic Journey

Escape into the heart of history!

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Passport required

$245.00

8 hours

7:30 a.m. | TRAIN FIRST

9:30 a.m. | BUS FIRST

TUES-FRI & SUN | TUES-THUR & SAT

Escape into the heart of history! Travel 67.5 miles (4.5 hours) 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 mini-coach transfer along the scenic Klondike Highway for the perfect combination of your Canadian & Alaskan vacation adventures.

City of Skagway

Skagway Train Depot

White Pass Train Skagway

Broadway

Cruise Ship Docks

Pitchfork Falls with Train

Bridal Veil Falls

William Moore Bridge

Welcome to AK Sign

 

Summit

 

Summit Lake

Chilkoot Bus at Summit Lake

 

Train Heading to Fraser

Early May at Fraser

Shallow Lakes & White Pass Mountains

Bennett Train Shallow Lake

Chilkoot Bus at Tutshi Boat Launch

Tutshi Lake

Welcome to Yukon Sign

Chilkoot Bus Pic

Bove Island 2014

Nares Lake

Matthew Watson General Store

Carcross YT

Train at Carcross Station

 

Emerald Lake

Montana Mtn

Bennett Lake Area

Bennett Station Depart

Bennett Train Shallow Lake

 

South Bennett Lake

Bennett Station

Bennett St. Andrews Chruch

 

Bennett Lake

 

Train Nearing Summit

Train Tunnel

Train Descending Summit

Train Trussel

Train Descending White Pass

Train at Laughton

Come join us for a unique and captivating journey into the heart of the Bennett Lake area. 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 extraordinary experience. Bennett has always been an important stop for the WP&YR.  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. 

A hearty boxed turkey sandwich 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.

Complimentary drop off service is provided in town or at the cruise ship docks at the conclusion of your tour.

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.

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

The train and connecting tour vehicles are NOT wheel chair accessible. We can accommodate small collapsible walkers only. Baby stroller must meet measurement requirements listed in the FAQs. Smoking is prohibited on the train and tour vehicles.

*7:30AM departure not available to guests on ships that depart Skagway at 4:30PM or earlier.

*9:30AM departure not available to guests on ships that depart Skagway at 6:00PM or earlier.

Since this excursion enters Canada all passengers must bring their passport.

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