Summit Lake Tours

Summit Lake
As the name suggests, Summit Lake sits at the top of White Pass, which marks the Canada and USA border between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Yukon. 
For passengers traveling on the scenic White Pass Railway, Summit Lake is little more than a beautiful landscape that passes all too quickly. For visitors traveling the Klondike Highway, which passes opposite the rail line on the lake’s northern shore, Summit Lakes proves to be quite the place to explore. 
The lake water is as cold, as expected, given its location on a mountain pass dividing Canada’s northern territories and Alaska. But several nearby pothole lakes warm up pleasantly in the summer and present a rare opportunity to swim north of the 60th parallel. There are also several short hiking trails that explore the nearby landscape, but it takes a touch of route-finding skill to reach the border monument above the railway. In the winter, the area is commonly used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 

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Summit Lake lies right on the USA/Canada border, along the Klondike Highway between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Yukon. It’s also visible from the White Pass Railway.
Address: Klondike Highway, Yukon, Canada
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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

While in port, explore Skagway's local highlights and the White Pass Summit during this 2.5 hour mini-bus sightseeing shore excursion. Travel along the Klondike highway with sweeping views of coastal rainforest cloaked mountains and rugged mountain valleys. Stops include waterfalls and a classic photo at the ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Breathe in crisp mountain air near the Summit and sweeping dramatic views at Tormented Valley. Along the way, hear entertaining tales of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush narrated by your experienced guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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