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yukon rail & bus excursion

Escape into the heart of history!

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Passport required

$205.00

7.5 hours

7:30 a.m. | TRAIN FIRST

9:30 a.m. | BUS FIRST

Our most popular excursion includes a 28 mile train journey (1.75 hours) between Skagway, Alaska and Fraser, British Columbia aboard the "Scenic Railway of the World" and a spectacular bus journey through the northern corner of British Columbia and into the Yukon Territory as far north as Emerald Lake!! Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, historic sites and beautiful lakes while traveling through the most amazing scenery our area has to offer.

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

Chilkoot Bus at Tutshi Boat Launch

Tutshi Lake

Welcome to Yukon Sign

Chilkoot Bus Pic

Bove Island 2014

Nares Lake

Caribou Crossing Trading Post

Caribou Crossing Yukon Wildlife Museum

Caribou Crossing Trading Post Dogcart Rides

CCTP Puppy Pic

Caribou Crossing Trading Post Dog Excitement

Caribou Crossing Trading Post Dog Excitement

Matthew Watson General Store

Carcross YT

Carcross Station

 

Carcross Desert

Emerald Lake

Montana Mtn

Train Nearing Summit

Train Tunnel

Train Descending Summit

Train Trussel

Train Descending White Pass

Train at Laughton

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see some of the most beautiful scenery that our area has to offer!  

Your train journey will be aboard a passenger parlor car on the famous White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. You will be entertained with narrated commentary so as not to miss out on all of the historic points of interest along the Trail of 98.

The bus portion of this excursion is not to be missed as your experienced tour guide entertains you while you travel on the Klondike Highway making stops along the way so that guests can take in the natural beauty of our area and have ample opportunities for those memorable photos.

We also stop at Caribou Crossing Trading Post where a BBQ chicken lunch with coleslaw, baked potato, homemade roll and all-you-can-eat cake donuts awaits you as well as “FREE ADMISSION” to the Yukon Wildlife Museum, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum and the Husky Puppy Camp! Dogcart rides can be purchased separately upon arrival at the lunch facility if seating is still available. 

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

This tour operates in reverse order with a bus first option except on 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.

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

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

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

*9:15AM departure is 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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