Lake Bennett: Scenic Yukon Railroad Journey with Lunch

Lake Bennett: Scenic Yukon Railroad Journey with Lunch

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      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      8 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 230
      • White Pass & Yukon Road: This narrow gauge railroad was built in 1898, and is still the "The Scenic Railway of the World." Your vintage passenger car climbs almost 3000 feet in just 20 miles and features steep grades of up to 3.9%, cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees, two tunnels and numerous bridges and trestles.
      • Train travel: You will travel 67.5 miles by train between Skagway and Carcross along the same route of the Klondike Stampeders.
      • Motorcoach tour: For a different vantage point you will travel one-way by motor coach along the scenic Klondike Highway.
      • Lake Bennett: Bennett, British Columbia is only accessible by the White Pass train or by hiking the famous Chilkoot Trail. Be sure to visit the 1903 Bennett Station and stroll through the historic museum. 
      • Hearty lunch: As you ride along the shores of Lake Bennett to Carcross, Yukon Territory, enjoy a hearty boxed lunch featuring a turkey sandwich, picnic salad, chips, and dessert. Vegetarian and gluten free options available with at least 24 hours of advanced notice.
      • Full narration: Listen in on a full narration describing the major events of the Klondike Gold Rush while you relax in the comfort of your vintage car train.

      We'll do our very best to ensure you'll GoBe an explorer in Alaska. Please note there is very limited space available on this tour and all reservations must be reconfirmed. Thanks for your understanding.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to the White Pass Depot at 2nd & Spring Street, Skagway, AK.

      Helpful hints

      Lake Bennett and the Chilkoot Trail are part of the Chilkoot National Historic Park. Artifacts along the trails should be left alone as they are part of the living history of the park.

      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.

      Getting around

      Participants must be able to make several steps to enter/exit the train car. This train is not equipped with a wheelchair lift.

      Activity type

      Scenic, Full Day, Wilderness/Wildlife, Walking Tour

      Transportation used

      Vintage Rail Coaches
      Small Motor-coach

      Included amenities

      Guide
      Beverage
      Box Lunch

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-NAM-USA-SKAG-EN-1015

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special comments

      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.

      In 1898, Klondike stampeders traveled 67.5 miles between Skagway Alaska and Carcross, in the Yukon Territory. They traveled anxiously, hoping to make good on the promise of a better life that the gold rush offered. It took some of them years to cross over the treacherous mountain passes of northwestern Canada.

      Luckily, the train that you'll travel inside in on this tour between Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Yukon Territory, goes much faster. Your vintage rail coach runs along the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898. 

      Along the rail route, enjoy a stroll through the restored early-1900’s Bennett Station building. This beautiful stop overlooks its namesake lake, which houses a small museum and theater with additional displays highlighting our vivid history during the Klondike Gold Rush. This beautiful station was built as a way point along the line to help feed hungry passengers and crews during summer and winter operating season. Passengers would enjoy the short stop to fill their bellies before continuing on their trip to Skagway, Alaska or Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

      Adding to the peaceful nature of Bennett, this area is accessible only via the White Pass train or by hiking the famous Chilkoot Trail. As you enjoy a delicious meal that includes a turkey sandwich, picnic salad, chips and dessert, you'll appreciate the serenity and natural splendor of an area that once held so much promise for so many people. There is a small motorcoach that returns travelers to Skagway via the Klondike Highway. 

      Frederick Trump?

      Though Donald is the most famous, the Trump family has been in the hospitality business for generations. Donald's grandfather, Frederick Trump, was an entrepreneur who didn't mind getting his hands dirty: At the time of the Klondike Gold Rush, he was operating a seedy late night restaurant in Seattle. He quickly launched a new location in Bennett to cater to the thousands of travelers passing through, hoping to get rich.

      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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      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      Skagway, Alaska, USA
      Bring passport
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring snack
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear warm layers

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