Skagway, Alaska
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Overview

While in Skagway port, spend half a day discovering the wild beauty of Canada’s Yukon territory via a mini-bus. This tour travels along the Klondike Highway, with mountain and waterfall scenery that will take your breath away. Wind your way up to White Pass summit and feast eyes on the dramatic landscape of Tormented Valley. Spot wildlife along the way, and don’t forget to take a commemorative shot at the Yukon border sign. Note: bring a current, valid passport.
  • Half-day shore excursion of the Canadian Yukon border from Skagway by Mini-bus
  • See White Pass summit, Tormented Valley and a northern Boreal forest
  • Welcome to Alaska sign and Yukon border sign
  • Good potential for wildlife sightings
  • Lots of Scenic photo stops at local landmarks viewpoints along the Klondike highway route
  • Crossing of Yukon Suspension Bridge with views of Tutshi River Canyon
  • Gift shop/snacks available to purchase at Suspension Bridge
  • Nicest restrooms along this tour route
  • Learn about the history of the Gold Rush and nature of the area on this narrated tour
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
After pickup from Skagway port, board your mini-bus and drive along the Klondike Highway in British Columbia. Amid stunning mountain scenery, pass landmarks including Brackett Wagon Road, WP&YR railroad, Moore Creek Bridge and Pitchfork Falls. During the day, keep watch for moose, bears, birds, sheep, and goats.

Ascend 3,292 feet (1003 meters) to White Pass summit, a route that thousands of stampeders journeyed in 1898 during the Gold Rush in search of fortune. Enter Tormented Valley, a subarctic alpine tundra with a beautiful lake.

Travel into northern Boreal forests and stop at Tutshi and Windy Arm lakes, surrounded by towering peaks. Bonus stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge which includes the bridge crossing for views above the Tutshi river canyon. Also available on site are educational displays, restrooms, snack bar, and gift shop. Make a final stop at the Yukon border sign and take a souvenir photo of your shore excursion at the Welcome to the Yukon sign. Afterward, enjoy transport back to your cruise ship in Skagway

Please note: All passengers must have a valid passport.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Reviews

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, Sep 2018

Beverly was great. The bus comfortable, the tour was well paced, informative and amazing scenery. All the way though the Canadian boarder to the Yukon.we were kept amused and entertained with stories of the Gold rush. We saw bear, lakes and mountains in all their splendour. Good value great tour. OUR thanks to all.

R
, Sep 2018

Saw some nice country, but no animals. Saw narrow walking bridge between US and Canada but didn't get to walk over it. Saw Welcome to the Yukon sign. So what. Definitely not worth the money.

P
, Aug 2018

Our tour was terrific. Our guide Beverly was knowledgeable and funny and told us all kinds of great stories and history. I had taken the train last time I was in Skagway and the scenery was mostly fogged out. I liked this tour better. We went into Canada and Beverly stopped many times for pictures along the way. Pick up was easy right at the port.

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, Jul 2018

The excursion and driver, Max, were excellent. The 28? passenger bus was full, clean, on time and in good shape. Max, our driver, was knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. Really good! Scenery as we drove from Skagway up through White Pass (elevation ~3400 feet), through the alpine environment, past Fraser, then Tutshi Lake, and on to the border of BC and Yukon Territory was beautiful.
The return trip back to our ship took about an hour and 20 minutes, Very enjoyable experience.

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, Jul 2018

Our guide, Brooke, was fantastic. The scenery was great. We also saw a bear, a moose, mountain goats and Iditarod puppies. The tour was 3x deeper into the frontier and half the price as as the train tour. Also, because we were in a small bus, we stopped for photos a scenic lookouts and of the wild animals we encountered. Very nice.

K
, Jul 2018

We had a small bus and our driver Tyler was a local man who kept us entertained with information and jokes! He went out of his way to make sure we saw bears etc. Always happy to take photos of us at the borders. A really good trip! Value for money.

J
, Jul 2018

The driver was very knowledgeable and amiemable, I would recommend this tour to my fellow travelers.

D
, Jun 2018

If you like taking photos, you'll have plenty of amazing opportunities on this excursion.

N
, Dec 2017

I highly recommend this tour, our tour guide Brook was the best, we stopped numerous times for pictures, the beauty of this tour was absolutely gorgeous, I felt like I was looking at a postcard. She was very informative about the area. It was worth every penny spent.

P
, Nov 2017

it was incredible.. the best excursion we took on our Alaskan Cruise.. our tour guide was Brook.. very informed and very entertaining.. the stops were beautiful, as were just looking out the window as we drove thru.. Any question we asked, she knew the answer.. I tried to review this excursion before, but for some reason it never took.. was disappointed because really wanted to let you know this was one of the highlights of our trip.. the price was good too


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