Insider's Guide to Skagway

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  • Location: Skagway, Alaska
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Hop aboard a vintage Gold Rush-era train for a scenic journey from Skagway through the great Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Traveling along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway – designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark – enjoy gorgeous views of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers and plains on your way to Carcross in Yukon. Stop for lunch at the exclusive Bennett Station House and snap photos of Emerald Lake, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your guide on the way back to Skagway.


  • Round-trip train and bus journey from Skagway to Carcross in the Yukon
  • Ride aboard a replica vintage Gold Rush-era train along the route traveled by the Klondike stempeders
  • Enjoy views of the remote Alaskan and Canadian wilderness including mountains, plains, rivers and glaciers
  • Stop for lunch at the exclusive Bennett Station House, only accessible by train
  • Visit beautiful Emerald Lake, arguably the most-photographed lake in Yukon!

What You Can Expect

Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

Bennett Lake

After pickup from your downtown Skagway hotel in the morning, drive by mini-coach along the scenic Klondike Highway before hopping aboard a replica vintage Gold Rush-era passenger train for your 68-mile (109-km) journey to Carcross in Yukon.

You'll travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this railway was designated as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, along with the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty.

As you travel along the same route that the Klondike stampeders took in 1898, enjoy views of some of the most picturesque landscapes vistas and remote wilderness areas in Alaska and Canada.

Stop for lunch at the restored 1900s Bennett Station House, nestled in an area only accessible by train (see Itinerary for a sample menu). Here, you may take a self-guided walking tour.

Your train journey continues to Carcross in the Yukon Territory, where you can hop off to visit the Matthew Watson General Store -- the region's oldest operating store -- or enjoy a short stroll through historic Carcross.

You’ll then be driven to Emerald Lake for a brief visit of what’s arguably the most photographed lake in Yukon!

During your return to Skagway, your professional guide will entertain you with stories about Skagway and the Gold Rush Era as you take in views of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers and historic sites.

When the train arrives at the station, you’ll be taken back to your Skagway hotel.


Sample Lunch Menu
  • Mulligan stew (beef stew)
  • Coleslaw
  • Fresh-baked rolls
  • Homemade apple pie
  • Vegetarian option available upon request

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was great the staff on board are a credit to the company helpful with information about all aspects of the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a magical experience. We were in the last car with a balcony on back. The ship tour would have put us in one of the middle cars. We were able to go outside on the ride and see AMAZING sights. I highly recommend this tour.

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