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Yukon Rail & Bus

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

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

 

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DEPARTURE TIMES:  7:30AM – “TRAIN FIRST, BUS RETURN” 

                                      8:30AM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” 

                                      10:00AM – “BUS FIRST, TRAIN RETURN” (Tuesdays & Wednesdays Only) (Minimum of 6 guests) 

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 also operates 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!

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 operates in reverse order with a bus first option except on certain Sundays.

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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

5 reviews for Yukon Rail & Bus

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Tuesday August 18th we were on the Crown Princess headed to Skagway Alaska and had a tour planned with Chilkoot Tours. We were looking forward to this tour the most out of our whole cruise plans. Well, the night before we headed straight into a storm with gale force winds and our captain diverted us into safer waters. We were very sad to miss out on this excursion and port. I was a little concerned about the fact that we had booked this excursion outside of our cruise line and had no idea what the cancelation policies were. I was so happy to find out that they had refunded us 100% of our excursion price and they even sounded sad for us. That is what I would call customer care. If I ever get the chance to visit Alaska again I will definitely be looking into this company for a tour. Thank you Chilkoot Tours for our refund.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    We had the best time on this tour. Kevin was so knowledgeable about the area’s history and such a gentleman! The weather was perfect and the scenery was breathtaking. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    we took the yukon rail and bus on sept 7 2016 and had james as our driver and guide and we could not have been more pleased. he was so nice and told us many things about the areas. he turned the bus around for us to have a great look at the bear on the side of the road and let us get all the pictures we wanted of it. he had many thought provoking things to share and really made the trip the highlight of our cruise. thank you very much

  4. 5 out of 5

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    May 9, 2017. The best excursion of our whole trip! Mike, our driver and guide was the absolute best! He new the best photo opts and was very knowledgeable. The area is beautiful but pictures do not do it justice. It is something you have to experience. We did get pretty close up pictures of mountain goats. No bear or moose. Mike, his personality and friendliness, is what made the trip awesome!!!! If I have the privilege to take this trip again, I WILL ask for Mike as my guide! I will also send my Woolwine, VA friends your way!

  5. 5 out of 5

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    July 11, 2017 – Our day in the Yukon was great. The train ride was excellent, even if the weather was a bit dodgy. But what really made the entire day was our bus driver and guide: Jennie. She was delightful. Not only was she was knowledgeable, she was great to listen to. Facts and figures were wrapped in stories and tales that made even the most mundane things like bridges interesting. I’m sure all of the guides are great, but if you are lucky enough to get Jennie, you are in for a treat.

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