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“Not a train guy”

White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I'm not a train guy, was told 3 times by clients this is a must do, I'm so glad I listened to them!!

Thank EricD1
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Spectacular scenic views of mountains, waterfalls brought us a relaxing afternoon during our Alaskan cruise. The three hour tour started at the ship's dock, making for easy access. We had two guests with wheel chairs, and they were easily accommodated via the lifts on the train cars.

The seats were padded, and comfortable, and the cars were heated, a necessity on the chilly July afternoon. The tour guide provided a great narrative of the history of the area and the gold rush in the 1890s. We were also allowed on the train platforms during the ride to take photos outdoors.

We bought our tickets on the ship, which provided boarding at the pier. We could have saved money by purchasing tickets directly, and walking to the train depot in Skagway. If you are interested in the optional bike ride down the mountain, book early as that sold out.

Thank MikeFromWisc
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Very Scenic. See if you can get it from Skagway all the way to Car-cross, Yukon Territory. You can also take it to Fraiser, as you may want to combine this activity with biking or hiking or Kayaking,

Thank Hersheybits
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Included as part of our Holland cruisetour of alaska and the Yukon, we took thhis one way into Skagway from the Yukon. Along the way we'd heard of the path taken by the goldrushers- but to see it in person gives a whole new appreication for the difficulty of the journey and the determination that must have driven those who travelled this on foot! The heights are dizzying and the views spectacular. Be sure to buy the handsome baseball cap only available to those who ride the train -at $10, its one of the best value keepsakes of the trip! Alos take the opportunity to stand outside on the platform and take in the sights.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were picked up by bus right by our cruise ship. The first tour was through Skagway and up the beautiful mountain was narrated briefly by the bus driver.
We arrived on a warm June day to Lake Bernard, right over the border in Canada. We were greeted by happy and enthusiastic guides who gave us instructions to begin our second tour, by kayak. What a majestic scene to glide across the waters of just thawed ice surrounded by mountain tops(and it was warm!) It's mostly calm and easy kayaking so we would recommend even to beginners. The guides told us about the area and used our cameras to take our photo, a treasure to keep. We received a very light snack, so bring more or eat well before leaving.
The third tour was aboard the White Pass train back down the mountain. Lots of great views of waterfalls, tunnels,train trestles, mountains, and rapids. It was a little crowded on the train but you can stand at the end of the train car outside to get great pics for photography nuts like me.

Thank Fred S
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