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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  • This was on our 'must do' list, and we certainly enjoyed the views and appreciated the commentary. Just felt we would have liked to have seen more, others who went on a coach trip seemed to have had a...  more »
  • We loved the White Pass in the luxury car. Totally worth the extra bucks to have big comfortable chairs, food, an open bar and your own bathroom. Very scenic, a blast from the past, opulence from the ...  more »
  • What a fun trip! From Skagway White Pass train up to. Fantastic nature, only superlatives. To do well (at the time) when you're having a HAL cruise ship to sailing. There is plenty of room in the schedule to train without any worries. Recommended!
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  • A lovely way to spend time comfortably, and see the beauty of this area. Be seated on a warm clean train car. A guide will narrate what there is in view. A friendly and helpful group of guides are working on the train. Clean well run timely travel for a great experience consider this as a tour of choice. I have been on this tour twice and it was a high point for me.
  • This is a great train ride. The scenery is beautiful with plenty of opportunities for great photos. The cars have a great old time feel and the narration telling the history of the route is fantastic.
  • The train was a little unnerving, but offered a glimpse into the old Alaska mining days. I recommend if you like history and trains, not if you are afraid of heights and ledges.
  • Loved it. Breathtaking views w great narration of what you are seeing and what the gold rush was like over 100 years ago.
  • Really enjoyable excursion upon towards the Yukon, seeing Alaska at its most rugged. The changes in the weather, almost by the minute, we're breathtaking.
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