Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport. Click HERE for more details on ID Requirements.
7:30AM – “TRAIN FIRST, BUS RETURN” – May 1 – Sept 26
8:30AM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” – May 1 – Sept 26
10:00AM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” (Tues & Weds) – May 22 – Sept 5 only for 10:00AM departure
PRICE: $225.00 per adult/$165 per child (includes tax)
Chilkoot Charters & Tours is a full service company! This means that all of the applicable components of the excursion are included in the already discounted excursion price as well as U.S. and Canadian sales taxes. Our passengers also enjoy the convenience of courtesy transportation to and from all cruise ship docks in Skagway. Lunch accommodations, train tickets and ground transportation have been pre-arranged for you so there is no waiting in line to purchase anything once you arrive in Skagway. Just meet us at the dock and we are ready to begin your Skagway adventure!
ALL ABOARD! Skagway’s most scenic ALASKAN experience begins with a 28 mile journey between Skagway, Alaska, and Fraser, British Columbia, aboard the Scenic Railway of the World (this tour is also operated in reverse order with a bus first option except on certain Sundays). Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites from the comfort of our vintage passenger coaches. See the original Klondike Trail of ’98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.
Once a water-stop for the thirsty steam engines and rotary snowplows, Fraser, BC, is now the site of Canadian Customs and Immigration. Upon arrival at the train depot at Fraser, passengers are transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle as they continue their journey into the unparalleled beauty of the Yukon Territory. Travel to Emerald Lake, Caribou Crossing, Carcross and Lake Bennett.
While at Caribou Crossing Trading Post, a piping hot BBQ chicken lunch with coleslaw, baked potato and all-you-can-eat cake donuts awaits you as well as “FREE ADMISSION” to the Yukon Wildlife Museum. Visit an authentic dog musher camp and enjoy “FREE ADMISSION” to pet the husky puppies.
This Package Also Includes A 15-Minute Dogcart Ride!
These dogs are the real thing. Rested from the long frozen trails of winter, these veterans of the Yukon Quest & Iditarod Races are eager to show you the strength and stamina it takes to cover up to 150 miles of wilderness in one day. Competent and experienced mushers guide the teams and are available to explain dog team travel and history.
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 picturesque beauty of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers, historic sites and panoramic vistas. This tour is operated in reverse order with a bus first option except on certain Sundays.
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.
This tour is 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
Bridal Veil Falls
William Moore Bridge & Overlook
“Welcome to Alaska” sign
Fraser, British Columbia
Tutshi & Tagish Lakes
“Welcome to Yukon” sign
Bove Island Overlook
Carcross, Yukon Territory
World’s Smallest Desert
Caribou Crossing Trading Post
28 mile train journey over the famous White Pass Summit