White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, Skagway

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Hop aboard White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to relive a historical journey and admire northwestern scenery. To accommodate the Klondike gold rush, tens of thousands of men built this narrow-gauge railway in 1898. Informative commentary spaced throughout the trip reveals more about the history of the railway. From your vintage parlor car, take in breathtaking sights, including mountains, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls. Be aware that the train ascends almost 3,000 ft (914 m) in just 20 miles. Services run between Skagway, Alaska; Fraser, British Columbia; Carcross, Yukon (Territory); and Whitehorse, Yukon (Territory). For White Pass & Yukon Route Railway and beyond, use our Skagway trip planner to get the most from your Skagway vacation.
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  • The train ride was part of a Best of Skagway all-day excursion off the Coral Princess. The bus ride up the Klondike Highway to catch the train at Fraser, BC was spectacular. The train trip down was eq...  more »
  • Great trip on a great train. Fun staff. Beautiful scenery. Many options for trips. Train engine was also downtown to start legs of a running race. We got to blow the whistle on our anniversary! Thanks...  more »
  • It was a very nice ride. We went by bus to Skagway by Klondyke Gateway, cross the border from Canada, and we stopped at Fraser station. There we boarded the White Pass, a vintage train, the time of the gold rush, the railroad that cuts through the mountains, beautiful landscapes, with mountains covered with snow, trees typical in Alaska and Canada, too high, full of waterfalls on both sides along the way , icy Lakes. A sunny day, mountains, ice and sky blue. It took me 2 hours to return to Skagway. Rolled high photos. Recommend. 5 *****
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  • Absolutely magnificent beautiful beyond words! I felt like this part of Canada was more impressive than Alaska or Yellowstone the beauty is everywhere the peace Serenity tranquility it's just something you have to see to describe for yourself! I recommend that everyone makes this a vacation spot at some point in their lifetimes! I will definitely be back
  • We didn't cross the boarder but the scene all the way up was spectacular! Train ride was comfortable. I recommend riding on the left side on the way up even though they ask you do a mandatory side switch on the top so everyone gets to see the scenic side. Plenty of water on board and a small washroom in each car. Feel free to step outside to take pictures. Inside the car was nice and toasty, I fell asleep on the way back. Narrator was decent onboard.
  • The Train ride is pretty pricy but in the end so worth the one time ride up the mountain. You get to see some spectacular views for great photo and video opportunities. Cabin is heated and you can go out to the platforms to get better shots of the surroundings. Being a national historical site does sway your decision.
  • Well run and very friendly staff. Absolutely beautiful scenery! They did a nice job explaining the history and what we would be seeing next. Fantastic gift shop!
  • Great scenic view!!! One of the best tours you should see in Skagway. I'm glad that I did. The train ticket is a bit pricey $125 for 3.5 hour long, but it's worth.

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