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Tour Historic Skagway and White Pass Summit
Skagway, Alaska, USA
- Downtown Skagway: Take a tour of Skagway’s historic downtown, which was the heart of the 19th century Gold Rush; see where it all started and where this flourishing city is today.
- Scenic Drive to White Pass: Take in stunning views during a motor coach ride to the White Pass Summit, nearly 3,300 feet above sea level.
- Historic Gold Rush Sites: During your coach ride, you’ll see notable locations from the Gold Rush era, including Dead Horse Gulch, Pitch Fork Falls, and the Gold Rush Cemetery.
About this Skagway, Alaska tour
Only a handful of people during the Klondike Gold Rush could have described themselves as successful. The rest – they were often called foolhardy. Your tour through the historic streets of Skagway will give you insight to a chaotic time fueled by a desire to achieve instant wealth. The wooden boardwalks you'll travel will come alive with fascinating tales of daily life, ups-and-downs, and infamous characters.
After you've toured Skagway, you'll board a bus to White Pass Summit. The destination, which rests at 3,290 feet above sea level, wasn't so easily reached during the Rush. As you follow in the footsteps of thousands of hopeful miners, you'll see historic sites like Brackett's Wagon Road, the stunning Pitchfork Falls, Dead Horse Gulch, and Tormented Valley.
Enjoy extensive photo ops and potential wildlife viewing during your scenic tour. On your way back, you can pay homage to those who weren't so lucky, and were laid to rest at the Gold Rush Cemetery. You'll learn of rivals Soapy Smith and Frank Reid, and see their final resting place.
After an abundance information, stories, and enough photos to satisfy friends and family, you will head back to town for a little rest and reflection and a new appreciation for the era we live in today.
Legend of Klondike Kate
The Gold Rush wasn’t just a man’s game. One of the most notorious women of the Gold Rush was Kate Rockwell, also known as “Klondike Kate.” Klondike Kate reportedly dressed as a boy to sneak onto a mining ship that was bound for Skagway. After arriving, she established a vaudeville act to keep the miners entertained – and to scam them from their newfound wealth.
Please make your way to the Small Boat Harbor at 292 Congress Way.
Travelers must bring passports (visa if required) for the US/Canada border crossing.
Written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents.
A minimal amount of walking is needed. Wheelchair users must be able to transfer from chair & climb some steps. Bring a companion for assistance. Folding wheelchairs only. Advance notice is required for lift-equipped transportation.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Bus Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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