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White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 800-343-7373
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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.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Dockside, 231 2nd Ave Depot, Skagway, AK 99840
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We boarded the train in Skagway for our trip to Fraser. What a wonderful train trip. We had an excellent guide who informed us about all the sites as we traveled the very narrow rails. You pass waterfalls, mountain rivers and chasms, lakes and beautiful...More

Thank kivec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip is a must when visiting Skagway. The morning passed so quickly as we traversed the historic railway up the mountains to White Pass. Beautiful scenery and the wonderful history surrounding the railway make this journey a great activity.

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do nothing else when visiting Skagway Alaska, you must travel the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. The railway takes you into the mountains on a 3 hour return trip. The scenery is amazing, the old railway carriages comfortable, & the staff very...More

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This excursion took us back in time while at the same time providing modern excitement. We did the long trip - all the way to the loop. So interesting to realize the work, the effort, the ingenuity for those people who first found their way...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a bus up to White Pass amid stories of the sourdoughs who trekked this route in 20 feet of snow. The narrow gauge train back down with rocks inches away from the train windows. Spectacular views. How did they even build this train route?...More

1  Thank stewsawyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip on the train. Everybody, especially the kids loved it. We took the train one way and then had a private tour on the return. Worked great. Be sure to arrange for the best seats!

1  Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked this trip through the Princess shore excursions and it included a bus trip into the Yukon up to Carcross as well. the hole journey was amazing especially the train ride up through the mountains. the views and photo opportunities were breathtaking. there were pot...More

1  Thank gazbob1
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Step back in history and ride the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway when you are in Skagway, AK. The White Pass & Yukon route climbs from sea level in Skagway to almost 3000 feet at the summit. The tight curves of the White Pass...More

2  Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is a must if travelling through Skagway, Alaska. We were on a cruise with Holland America and this was one of the amazing ports we stopped at. The history that goes with this train ride is fantastic, the views are breathtaking. Its very relaxed,...More

1  Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This was listed as one of the must do experiences from Skagway and I love train rides so I was more than happy to indulge. The ride does have some glorious scenery, I have definitely taken more scenic train rides though, but this depends on...More

5  Thank stokie_gem
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14 January 2018|
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Response from Lisibear | Reviewed this property |
Book through the ship. Skagway is very small (800 people live there) We did morning and then walked around town which is really neat but small. unless you want to do a second excursion like bike riding. You are there a... More
1 December 2017|
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Response from KeukaBill | Reviewed this property |
Our particular tour only made one stop after the turn around point at the town of Carcross, You get about 1/2 hour in Carcross tp walk around, shop take a few photo's, etc. On the way back we made a brief stop at a small... More
5 September 2017|
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Response from Claire L | Reviewed this property |
We only took the train on the White Pass Railroad. We took it one way, and then changed sides and took it back to Skagway. Hope this helps you!