Chilkoot Tours met us at our cruise ship dock. There were only nine people on our tour bus. Our tour guide was Tim, and he certainly knew a lot about Skagway and the Yukon. We also had children with us, and Tim spoke to them and included them in the tour. First, Tim drove around Skagway and gave us a tour. Then, he drove us into Canada, paralleling the route of the White Pass Railway. We spent time in both British Columbia and the Yukon. He stopped many times for us to take pictures and offered to take pictures with us in them. The scenery was spectacular: snow covered mountains, waterfalls, trees, and beautiful green-blue lakes. We had a gorgeous, sunny day, and there was no wind on the lakes, so the mountains and clouds were reflected perfectly in the lakes. The most beautiful area is pristine Tutshi Lake. Tim drove us to Emerald Lake and then took us to the musher's camp for lunch. We had barbecued chicken, rolls, and cinnamon and sugar doughnuts (the best part of the lunch). Then, there was time to play with the sled dog puppies, miniature horses, goats, and piglets. We went on a 15 minute dog cart ride, which was very, very fun. The dogs are fast, and since you will probably be there only once in your lifetime, you might as well have the full experience. The fee from the dog cart rides help the musher pay for her dogs in the summer and helps train the dogs for the Iditarod. Tim next took us for ice cream. We began the return trip during which we saw a large black bear eating dandelions. Tim dropped us back off in Skagway, and we had an hour to shop before our ship sailed. From downtown Skagway we did the ten-minute walk back to our ship. This tour was a good value for the price; cheaper and more intimate than what was offered through Princess Cruises. It's good for families with children because there are frequent stops, so kids can get off and on the bus and stretch and wiggle around a bit.
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