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Spend the day discovering the treasures of Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory, while your ship is docked in Skagway. Visit the Caribou Crossing Trading Post, its museum and a dogsled camp, where huskies train for the Yukon Quest dogsled race. In the summer, upgrade and experience a dogsled ride led by a musher along a woodsy trail. No matter the season, soak up the wild beauty of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory on this Skagway shore excursion.


  • Full-day Skagway shore excursion of the Yukon
  • Travel along the Klondike Highway and spot wildlife like goats, moose, bears and caribou
  • Browse through exhibits at the Museum of Yukon Natural History
  • Learn about the history about the Gold Rush
  • Traditional Yukon-style lunch included
  • Upgrade your Yukon experience to include dogsledding
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon

Gorgeous landscapes, wildlife sightings and time with dogsledding huskies — what could make for a more perfect day while your ship is docked at Skagway port? Your 6.5-hour shore excursion bustles you north along Klondike Highway, a route that parallels the 1898 Gold Rush Trail, as you make way to the US/Canadian border. Keep your eyes peeled for possible wildlife sightings, including Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, bears and caribou.

Inside Canada, wind through a northern boreal forest for spectacular views of Bove Island, Tutshi Lake and Tagish Lake. Break for a photo stop at the Yukon border and then continue to Lake Bennett. Snap photos of the ‘World's Smallest Desert’ and Emerald Lake.

Arrive at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post and dig into hearty fare, Yukon style, which includes chicken with BBQ sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, donuts and coffee.

Now that you’re warmed up, head inside the Museum of Yukon Natural History that houses impressive wildlife exhibits, from Ice Age specimens to more recent animal species in the Yukon. Animals from the arctic and subarctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as other regions in the world, are also on display.

Then, visit the on-site dogsledding camp and enjoy hands-on time with adorable huskies training for the Yukon Quest dogsled race. You’ll get to pet puppies, too, while hearing anecdotes from a musher about sledding adventures in the Yukon winter.

Want more time with huskies? In the summer, you can upgrade to take part in dogsledding. You'll be guided by a musher on a wheeled training cart along a forested trail (15- to 20-minute ride), used during the Gold Rush stampedes.

After time with the huskies, board your transport and relax on the return to Skagway port.

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 attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Nonie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We went last May. This was my favorite tour from our ship. The landscape is vast, constantly changing, and absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend.

Jeanette K N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really fun guide. Lots of information and great photo opportunities. Great lunch,I would highly recommend it.

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

great trip, very scenic. our guide was outstanding

Gwen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Brook was our tour guide. She was fantastic. We could not ask for a better tour guide than her. We definitely will recommend to our friends. Thank you!

Mike B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a fantastic trip with great weather and a fantastic, very knowledgeable guide to experience the beauty of nature and the history and legacy of all the gold rush era. It was truly a trip of a life time and one that should be on every one's bucket list.

Carl H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Driver/tour guide was very good.

ian United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great day with a knowledgeable guide. We were collected promptly and dropped off where we wanted afterwards . Mike was a wonderful guide - ask for him. He was good humoured and vastly experienced. We got to see Cinnamon and black bears close up .Photographed lots of great views. We got a guide to the history and character of the area. Husky sledding was fun, we were not originally going to do this but decided to at the last minute and he arranged it for us. Thanks Mike!
Everyone had a great day.
Ice cream at Caribou crossing was good with 2 sons this is important !!!
Husky puppies were very cute and trainers answered questions and explained the process in detail.
Comfortable coach which stopped were we wanted this is a small coach so you felt involved as there were fewer of you and you could enjoy the company. Weather was very kind to us.
If you enjoy photography and like dogs THIS IS FOR YOU !
If we return to the area I will be looking Mike up to go on different excursions. Can't praise the guy enough.

Jane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and saw some outstanding scenery. Our driver/tour leader, Connor, was extremely knowlegable and interesting young man. We enjoyed our lunch at Carcross, and even met a young Australian working in the gift shop there!!
We also enjoyed Skagway itself as we walked through the town and back to our ship.

Oscar D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The driver/guide made the diference.He was wonderful

Paul K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great excursion. Our Tour Guide,Bonnie was very informed , told great stories and had a lot of history about the Yukon .Small bus made in and outs very easy . Lots of stops for pictures .Would recommend, well worth the .

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