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From Whitehorse: Skagway Day-Trip

1. From Whitehorse: Skagway Day-Trip

Start your day with a hotel pickup at 8:30 AM in Whitehorse. On the way to Skagway, make a stop at the glossy green Emerald Lake. Discover a tranquil water surface saturated in intense colors caused by sediment deposits. Head over to the Carcross Desert, the world’s smallest desert, notable for its fine sand. Pay a visit to the small settlement of Carcross, where you'll learn more about First Nations’ history and explore the settlement’s restaurants, cafes and art shops. Travel along the South Klondike Highway where you'll have several opportunities to view the majestic mountains and landscapes offer themselves. At several stops, photograph and film the scenery, showcasing White Pass's exceptional landscape.  Arrive at Skagway, once the point of departure for most gold prospectors during the big Klondike Gold Rush. Discover a colorful and vibrant town, where guests from all around the world stroll around its numerous restaurants, souvenir shops, and jewelers. Throughout the day, be prepared for chance encounters with the wildlife of the region, such as black bears, grizzlies, moose, and other animals. Be returned to your hotel in Whitehorse at around 6:30 PM.

Skagway: Historic Train Carriage Escape Room

2. Skagway: Historic Train Carriage Escape Room

Located in a historic train carriage brought to Skagway during World War II, this escape game is a true piece of Skagway history. This activity will challenge and entertain you and your group of up to 6 people. The experience is fun for all ages, but the puzzles are built for adult brains. Patricia has run away from home, and you've been hired by her family to track her down. You have one hour to find the map that leads to her location. Use your problem-solving skills, you will work your way through a series of games and puzzles that ultimately help you to "escape".

Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

3. 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.

Skagway: Tintype Photography Experience

4. Skagway: Tintype Photography Experience

Enjoy a tintype photography experience in Skagway as you learn the basics of wet-plate collodion. Discover more about the history of the process with your expert instructor. Watch the fascinating process of creating a tintype photo, which had its greatest popularity in the 1860s and 1870s. Pose for an old-style photo that will be preserved for generations to come. Feel free to bring your own-old style costumes to create an authentic-looking photo.

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