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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
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Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, trestles & tunnels from the comfort of vintage train cars. Rail service between Skagway, Alaska, Fraser, BC, Carcross, Yukon, and Whitehorse, Yukon.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome trip. Several of these to pick from...we did a early morning run up from a remote station bused from our cruise ship. Well narrated trip with a bus ride return from the top. Had a 1 hour delay after our engine lost traction which...More

Thank jrleen
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Smooth train ride. Pretty good narration. Be ready to take pics with little warning. Choosing correct side of train is very important. Left side of car facing front going up and right side coming down. Facilities are there but not substantial. Bottled water available and...More

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great train ride. For vintage railway cars these have been well maintained and the ride is reasonably comfortable. After a while the scenery, although beautiful, does tend to get a bit repetative. The guides are good and explain what you are seeing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a MUST if you are anywhere near Skagway. We took the round trip from Fraser to Skagway and back as we are Yukon residents. Each way was about 1 hour 40 min with about a 20 min turn around. The whole ride is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband loves train rides that’s why I booked this excursion. The ride was absolutely beautiful. You could not have seen the scenery anywhere else. Our tour guide Brittney was absolutely wonderful. Lots of stories about the train ride and how it was created. She...More

Thank Stacy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although there is beautiful scenery on this train ride, we did not think it was worth the time or cost. The train moves very, very slowly, and much of the time you are looking at trees and rocky hills. The route up and back is...More

Thank 2ndWindTraveller
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a spectacular trip for viewing the mountains and river. The train cars had large windows for viewing. Guide provided running commentary. We went up by train and back down by bus. You can also take the train back down if you like. Well...More

Thank FBC30620
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was Julianna and she was hilarious as was the rest of her staff. We were lucky enough to sit in the car where the guides are so got lots of bonus stories and info. She was also super helpful telling the folks who...More

Thank kballeng
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The railroad is great but you ride it for the spectacular scenery! Numerous rushing waterfalls including Bridal Veil, snow capped peaks, steep canyons and of course the vintage rail cars. What a great way to spend a day in America's last great wilderness! Remember, passports...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can do this train in the morning OR the afternoon, and do another tour the opposite time... but this is a must. Spectacular scenery, old rail car... what’s not to love?

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TexasSailorGal
May 20, 2018|
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Response from FBC30620 | Reviewed this property |
No, it didn’t. We had to wait for another bus load of tourists to arrive, so we were about 10 min late leaving. On the way back we were delayed another few minutes by traffic on narrow roads. I wouldn’t recommend booking... More
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zoodoerMZS
May 20, 2018|
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Response from mikehurd | Reviewed this property |
You will want to be on the left side of the train as you face forward. The train travels up the right side of the valley. Keep an eye out the right side as well as there are a handful of beautiful vistas as well. Enjoy
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Liz1917
May 16, 2018|
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Response from gazbob1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the bike ride, I was considering it but didn't do it. We went up on the train and back down by bus. I think that this is the best way to do it as you have all the scenery in front of you coming down on the... More
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