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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 800-343-7373
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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
Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 800-343-7373
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a fun 67 mile trip up to Carcross from Skagway. The rail trip up provided almost endless opportunities to see and photograph stunning landscape, lakes, waterfalls and fun railroad crossings. The last 27 miles were alongside Lake Bennett which was stunning. The stop...More

Thank buskejk
Reviewed yesterday

Took a cruise that stopped in Skagway. Booked the train (not cheap) to get an overview. While the train takes you up the mountain to see the old gold fields and the beauty of Alaska, expect a very slow moving train that will consume about...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This train picks you right up at the dock and brought us up the mountains to experience some phenomenal views! Patti was the perfect tour guide. Make sure you grab a window seat, although they allow you to stand on the deck between cars to...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This train trip is narrated by a guide who points out areas of interest along the scenic route. There are waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, bridges over gorges, and views of the former gold miner's trail along the route. Have your camera handy since amazing views are...More

Thank mek99
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a mid morning rail trip which was excellent. Great scenery and good narrative. Trip ended at Fraser BC and then we took the bus back to Skagway which was also had good narration with a few photo stops Would do it again in...More

Thank larry045
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the White Pass train up to the summit as part of a tour off the Star Princess. The tour included gold panning, a dog sled experience and 40 below (reviewed separately). We had an amazing day and the 3 hour train ride was...More

Thank swightx2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For this trip we bussed out for 2 hours from the town of Skagway then boarded a train that links Skagway with the Yukon in Canada. This was a 41 mile train trip to the summit of the White Pass at nearly 3000 feet in...More

Thank Sadunne
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have taken this trip twice and I know there is more to see. Beautiful views with historical highlights and a little gossip thrown in for good measure. I always tell people make sure you take this adventure when you travel to Skagway. You will not...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a bus tour to Fraser station, then rode the train back to Skagway. We lucked out with good weather, no rain, so had good photo opportunities. Nice to have the trip narrated with some history back ground.

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the second time we have done this tour. Went with friends that haven't done it. It was a nice scenic trip that just gets into Canada then returns to Skagway. You don't leave the train so no passport needed. You switch seats on...More

Thank 586haroldk
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Carolyn S
30 May 2017|
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Response from Marcia T | Reviewed this property |
No, take your own. It is only about 2 hours ... probably don't need snacks.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
We booked with Carnival and filled out the best price guarantee form. They then credited the difference to our room. The previous person said less crowded; however, there were plenty of open seats. I liked doing it through... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
We found the afternoon was better as the fog had lifted. Train was busy no matter what time you went. It depends on how many cruise ships are in port that day.