White Pass and Yukon Route Railway

Went on a trip and thinking about the best things to do in Skagway? So, start your journey by giving yourself a treat by getting in the old time when people think of finding gold and making their fortune. Built-in 1898, White Pass and Yukon Route Railway is a narrow-gauge railroad that links the port of Skagway with Whitehorse. It was constructed during the time of the Klondike Gold Rush with the aim of reaching the goldfields. This railroad is famous among travelers from all over the world and is considered an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Come to this place and connect with the world-famous attraction by experiencing the tour. The tour begins from downtown Skagway that is situated a short walk from the port. Visitors are going to experience the vast canyon views and breathtaking views of the mountains.


Train Ride

Climb the aboard vintage carriages that look like 19th-century style. The train runs daily at a standard time only. The tour will take around three to three and a half hours total. The journey takes you 3000 feet above elevation within just 20 minutes. See the original Klondike Trail of ’98 worn into the rocks ‘ that is a tribute to the souls of people who passed in search of fortune.

White Pass Tales

As the journey starts you will see a guide informs you about the rich and interesting history of the Klondike Gold Rush. They tell you the tales related Klondike Trail. While listening to the tales you can enjoy the journey that is full of breathtaking scenes, a splendid panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges waterfalls, tunnels, and trestles.

Scenic Tours

The White Pass and Yukon Route Railway tour take you to the top of the mountain pass north of town. Passengers can be overwhelmed with the most spectacular part of the trip viewing scenery such as Glacier Gorge, Dead Horse Gulch, and Bridal Veil Falls. 2885 feet above at the top, visitors get the opportunity to witness the White Pass that serves as the international boundary between the United States and Canada.


Yukon Route Railway railroad was constructed in 1898 with no direct connection to any other railroad.


Come here and get closer to the history of White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. The White Pass Summit Excursion is a round-trip that starts from Skagway and takes you to the 2,865-foot summit of the White Pass. You can enjoy the train ride that passes through two tunnels and over trestles and waterfalls while giving you pleasure with the beautiful scenic mountains and panoramic mountains. There are Chilkoot Trail and the Denver or Laughton Glacier trailheads; all are good options for hikers.


Plan your visit

It opens every day from 7 am to 3 pm except Saturday and Sunday. For rides, you need to make a reservation by calling their office. It would be better if you reach here early morning.


What to Expect

Many of the Railway carriages are wheelchair accessible so don’t worry if you are thinking about your walking issue. It is a historical journey about the railway and White Pass. You can expect here vintage parlor car, breathtaking sights, mountains, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls.

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