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Bennett Lake Scenic Railroad Journey Train Tour

4.8
49 reviews

Excursion Overview

Escape into the heart of history!

Travel 67.5 miles by train between Skagway, AK, and Carcross, YT, traveling the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898! Couple that with a motorcoach transfer along the scenic Klondike Highway to/from Skagway, with a stop at Emerald Lake for photos, for the perfect combination of your Canadian & Alaskan holiday adventures.

A hearty boxed lunch will be served on board as the train travels the length of Lake Bennett and arrives in Carcross, YT. Bennett, BC, is accessible only via the White Pass train or by hiking the world-famous Chilkoot Trail, so it's a very exclusive and completely unique experience. Wander through the historic Bennett Station House museum and the remains of the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.

If untouched, breathtaking scenery, a railroad adventure, and a day packed with historic happenings are what you're looking for, then the Skagway Bennett Scenic Railroad Journey is the excursion for you!

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

  • Boxed lunch (hearty turkey sandwich*, chips, side, and dessert) and beverages
    *Vegetarian and gluten-free options available upon request

Requirements:

  • A Passport or Passport ID card is required for all passengers over 16. Children 15 and under are required to have a Passport or (U.S. citizens only) an original, raised seal birth certificate.
  • All passengers are required to climb five steep steps onto the train car - this tour is not equipped with a wheelchair lift

Duration: 8 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)

  • 2.5 hours - scenic train trip to Lake Bennett, BC**
  • 45 minutes - stopover at the historic Bennett Rail House
  • 1.5 hours - scenic train trip to Carcross, YT
  • 30 minutes - in Carcross for exploration and shopping
  • 2.75 hours - scenic bus ride to Skagway** (Includes stop at "Welcome to Alaska" signpost)

    **The 7:45 AM departure will go train up and bus back. The 9:30 AM departure will be bus up and train back.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Skagway Train Depot. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible. Guests that require accessibility accommodations, must go to the train depot 30 minutes before departure for additional time in loading. However, space is limited in lift-equipped cars. An optional shuttle, the Skagway Municipal and Regional Transit (SMART Bus) is available to take guests to/from the docks to the Train Depot for an additional fee on the day of the tour. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests the day of.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a valid passport or passport ID card is required for all passengers over 16. Children 15 and under are required to have a Passport or (U.S. citizens only) an original, raised seal birth certificate.

The standard option is a turkey sandwich with sun-dried tomato aioli, fresh tomato, and lettuce. The gluten-free option is a turkey sandwich on a GF bun. The vegetarian option is a sandwich on French bread with lettuce, tomato, chevre goat cheese, balsamic roasted red onion, eggplant, and zucchini. All include a sea salt rice crispy bar, cheese, grapes, and a bag of chips. The non-GF options include a cookie bar.

Yes, you will have free time to explore at your stops in Lake Bennett and Carcross, BC.

Yes, each train car is equipped with a restroom.

No, the bus doesn't have restroom facilities, but they will stop at the restroom at least once during the return trip.

No, this tour is a scenic train trip in one direction and a scenic bus ride in the other direction. The order of train/bus travel varies on departure day and time.

Each rail car holds approximately 43 passengers. We do not assign seats, passengers will be instructed by the Station Master which train car they are welcome to board. Once in the assigned car, passengers are free to choose any seat available. Passengers will not be given their car assignment until the day of travel when they meet with the Station Master.

Guests must be able to climb several steps into the train and bus. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is recommended, it is possible for slight temperature drops due to the elevation, however, the train cars are heated.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

A boxed lunch is included with this tour.

 

Guest Reviews

4.8

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Kathleen G

On Jun 2024

It was a well organized and spectacular Excursion. The office staff was very helpful. The train trip was gorgeous, the lunch was great and the bus ride home was wonderful. Jennie was a great driver and host with a wealth of information!

Michele H

On Sep 2023

It was excellent. The driver was very informative and interesting to listen to. I would have liked a little more time in the town in the Yukon. The train ride was breathtaking.

Ashley N

On Sep 2023

Incredible views and excellent guide

DOMINGO B

On Sep 2023

The guide of the bus was very kind and his explanations very interesting.

Nina R

On Aug 2023

The guide on our van was fabulous. He told the history of the gold rush as stories but included all the important facts. The train was fun and the town of Lake Bennett was a great stop. Only thing missing was wildlife. Only saw a couple Eagles. I would have expected to see more in the summertime.

$265.00

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$265.00

Duration: 8 hours

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Duration: 8 hours



Adult (13+): $265.00

Child (3-12): $132.50

Infant (Under 3): $0.00

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