Skagway Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, November 2014
Day 1: Skagway Saunter
Get to know this former frontier port by taking a stroll around the downtown Skagway Historic District and its collection of 100-year-old wooden buildings. Glassblowing demonstrations combine with floral displays at the Jewell Gardens, and artifacts from Skagway’s gold-rush heyday are on show at the Mascot Saloon Museum downtown. To meet the locals, visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve on the river flats, or go rafting down the river to spot beavers, bears and moose.
Day 2: Skagway Gold Rush
Scratch the surface and Skagway’s pioneering and prospecting days don’t seem so far away. Photographs and artifacts bring the past alive at the Skagway Museum, revealing just how harsh life was on the goldfields. Drop into the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park visitor center to learn about the area, its history and attractions.
Day 3: Day Trip Destinations
Gold and Tlingit history surround Skagway, so get a taste by traveling to the White Pass summit from the port, stopping en route at the Skagway Overlook for panoramic views over the town and waterway. White Pass was one route prospectors used to travel to the Yukon; the other was the Chilkoot Trail, a walking route taking up to five days that’s not for the fainthearted or unprepared. A far easier way to imagine life in gold-rush days is to ride the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to the White Pass summit in a historic narrow-gauge train.
Tours & Tickets
The Chilkoot Hike and Float Tour is a great family-oriented hiking adventure along the world famous Chilkoot Trail. This wilderness hike takes place in the ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Perfect for a short time in port, this Skagway shore excursion will show you a glimpse of Canada's legendary Yukon. On this half-day tour, you'll cross the ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Visit Jewell Gardens in Skagway for a memorable glassblowing demonstration and garden tour. More than just a glassblowing studio, Jewell Gardens is home to ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
When your ship docks in Skagway, venture into Canada's Yukon Territory in a luxury 4x4 SUV, passing through rainforests, subarctic alpine tundra, boreal forest ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Combine sightseeing and river rafting on this relaxing Skagway shore excursion. Enjoy a beautiful 10-mile (16-km) drive along the coast to the Dyea Valley, an ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)