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Skagway: Yukon, White Pass, & Husky Sled Camp Half-Day Tour

1. Skagway: Yukon, White Pass, & Husky Sled Camp Half-Day Tour

Discover the charm of the Yukon Territory on a guided half-day trip from Skagway as you travel up the Klondike Highway. Pass through the unbridled nature of British Columbia. Later, visit a dogsledding camp and learn about the history of sledding in Canada and Alaska while you meet Husky puppies. Begin your tour as the 1898 Gold Rush stampeders once did, journeying from Skagway and through the White Pass. Drive along the Klondike Highway and admire the scenic forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. Views of the White Pass Railroad evoke a nostalgic mood in the shadow of glacier-covered mountains. Next, enter Canada's province of British Columbia. As you drive, take in the sights of the subarctic alpine tundra that marks out Tormented Valley. Catch a glimpse of Summit Lake before you go on to pause at Canada Customs in Fraser. Continue your tour as you enter the Yukon Territory. Head to the Tutshi Dog Sledding Camp and discover the world of dogsledding firsthand. Meet trainers and mushers, see the dogs in action, and visit with puppies. Before you return to Skagway, visit the gift shop for a souvenir.

Skagway: E-Bike Tour with Gold Panning and Museum Entrance

2. Skagway: E-Bike Tour with Gold Panning and Museum Entrance

Discover Skagway by e-bike through the eyes of a local on a guided tour that blends the modern city with its historic roots. Take in gorgeous waterfront views, pay a visit to the local museum, and try to strike it rich panning for gold. After a safety briefing, set off to explore the city with your knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Cruise the historic streets on state-of-the-art electric bicycles while learning about the origins of the town, its Gold Rush boom, and the pioneers that played a vital role in Skagway's evolution. Take a ride along the picturesque waterfront and loop back into town to try your hand at panning for gold the old-fashioned way. Reflect upon the history of some of the city's most famous buildings as you make your way to the Skagway Museum, where you can peruse fascinating artifacts and displays. Next, head to the Gold Rush Cemetery and learn the story of Soapy Smith, a notorious con man who aspired to rule the town of Skagway. Take a quick walk up the hill to Lower Reid Falls, a stunning 60-foot tall waterfall immersed in nature that makes a picture perfect backdrop. Put your cycling skills to the test as you head up the Dyea Road to the Skagway Overlook. Get a bird's-eye view of the entire town and learn how the beautiful glacial valley was formed.

From Skagway: White Pass and Yukon Suspension Bridge Tour

3. From Skagway: White Pass and Yukon Suspension Bridge Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the 1898 Gold Rush stampeders as you head into the Yukon on this guided tour from Skagway. Catch views of the White Pass Railroad and glacier-covered mountains and cross the border into Canada. Start your adventure by traveling up the Klondike Highway and taking in the passing wildlife and waterfalls. Once into Canada, you'll pass through the subarctic alpine tundra of the Tormented Valley, with views of Summit Lake. Continue through B.C. and stop at Canadian customs at Fraser, and the Yukon Territory. Enjoy a photo opportunity at the British Columbia and Yukon signs. Next, head to the Yukon Suspension Bridge, nestled in between forests. Dare to walk along this 200-foot-long bridge that traverses the Tutshi River. You'll have the chance to spot local animals in their natural habitat. The roaring rapids below provide an impressive backdrop for photos and memories. Visit the Outdoor Interpretive museum and get a better understanding of the region between Skagway and Whitehorse. Hear about the First Nations and the stories of the Gold Rush as the continent was settled.

From Skagway: Skagway City & White Pass Summit Guided Tour

4. From Skagway: Skagway City & White Pass Summit Guided Tour

Our journey begins with a historic city tour of Skagway, here you will see what life was like during the days of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and how it has evolved to present-day Skagway. Your guide will provide historic commentary as you make your way through town and onto the Klondike Highway. Enjoy breathtaking views as we make our way to the summit, the highway is filled with larger-than-life waterfalls, glaciers, and wildflower-covered valleys. Photo opportunities will be available throughout the tour including a stop at the Welcome to Alaska sign. While we never guarantee seeing wildlife, there is strong potential along this route. These pristine environments provide great habitat for bears, moose, foxes, sheep, and many other creatures. Have your camera ready because you may only have a second to capture the moment. We'll stop at multiple overlooks to witness the beauty of this pristine mountain environment. Schedule: Skagway Gold Rush Cemetary 5-minute hike to Reid Falls Brackets Toll road Pitchfork Falls Bridal Veil Falls Moore Bridge Overlooks Travel to the White Pass Summit Welcome to Alaska Sign Skagway City Overlook Drop off in town or at your ship *Specific tour stops can be modified based on road conditions, timing and weather.

From Skagway: Yukon Sled Dog Mushing & White Pass Summit

5. From Skagway: Yukon Sled Dog Mushing & White Pass Summit

Embark on a unique adventure starting from Skagway, Alaska. Enjoy a Skagway city tour with photo stops along the Klondike Highway and take a picture at the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign. Get the chance to play with Alaskan husky sled dog puppies and go on a summer dog sled camp cart ride. Start with pickup from your hotel in Skagway and take a guided tour of the city. Next, you'll drive along Klondike Highway towards the Canadian Border. Take in wildlife, waterfalls, and glacier-covered mountains as well as views of the White Pass Railroad. Once into Canada, pass through the subarctic alpine tundra of the Tormented Valley, with views of Summit Lake. Continue through B.C. where you'll stop at Canada Customs at Fraser B.C and the Yukon Territory. Visit the Tutshi Dog Sledding Camp to learn about the history of sled dog use. See the dogs in action and get a chance to play with the puppies. Go on a summer dog cart ride pulled by real Alaskan Huskies. Finally, you'll be transferred back to your accommodation Skagway to end the tour.

Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

6. Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

Explore the historic and exciting city of Skagway in the state of Alaska. Home to another major city during the Gold Rush days, you will learn about the boom that took hold of this city whilst you visit the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Museum. On this audio tour you will discover the many walks and trails surrounding the city along with locals dressed in period clothing. You will also see the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Visitors Centre, the Martin Itjen House, Jeff Smith's Parlour, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, the Golden North Hotel, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Depot. This well preserved and historical city of Skagway will take you on an educational audio tour as you learn about its Gold Rush days and historical buildings. You will learn about establishments such as the iconic Red Onion Saloon, as well as the incredible Historic Moore Homestead.

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