img4_product
Van-Wyhe-Photography-Husky AdultDSC03860-Jed-Thompson-640x433-White-Pass-Train-at-Lake-BernardUntitled-72Untitled-76Train-at-Fraser-Overlook-2014

Yukon Rail & Bus w/ Dogcart Experience

5 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Category:

Product Description

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

 

Van-Wyhe-Photography-Alaska-Dog Cart Ride.jpg

DEPARTURE TIMES:  

7:30AM – “TRAIN FIRST, BUS RETURN” – May 1 – Sept 26

8:30AM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” – May 1 – Sept 26

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.

 

Van-Wyhe-Photography-Alaska-Sled Dogs.jpgThis 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

  • 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

  • Caribou Crossing Trading Post

  • Emerald Lake

  • 28 mile train journey over the famous White Pass Summit

Additional Information

BBQ Chicken Lunch

BBQ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, sourdough rolls, all you can eat cake doughnuts, coffee or tea.

Vegetarian Lunch

Dahl vegetarian soup, baked potato, cole slaw, sourdough rolls, all you can eat cake doughnuts, coffee or tea.

4 reviews for Yukon Rail & Bus w/ Dogcart Experience

  1. 5 out of 5

    :

    This was a great day out. The organisation was very good from the moment we got off our ship to the return. Some of our cruise ship passengers were sceptical that we had booked a private company and not from the ship. We think we had the better deal as being on a smaller bus we were able to stop at any opportunity and the running commentary from our driver Brian( keep camping in your glorious neck of the woods!) was excellent. The scenery was spectacular and the dog ride was something that we will never (be able to) do again. Thanks again Chilkoot Tours.
    David & Janet Nash

  2. 5 out of 5

    :

    This was a fantastic tour start to finish! The train ride was breathtaking! Lunch, dog cart ride was all really good. The bus ride back was beautiful with stops at all the best picture stops. We are booking it again with our granddaughters.

  3. 5 out of 5

    :

    This was a fantastic tour! Our Tour Guide Kevin did a wonderful job. Kevin was able to be funny and knowledgeable. His commentary was very engaging (1,2,3… Bear!), and covered many subjects including the regional climates, plant and animal life, gold rush history, etc. We had a great time and will recommend this tour to all of our that may be headed to Skagway.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Superlative tour! Our guide was entertaining, and accommodating so we could stop and take pictures. The lunch stop and the dog cart ride was really fun for adults and kids alike. We did the bus up and train down. Best for us energy wise, and the kids enjoyed the variety too.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *