The Skagway White Pass Railroad Summit Excursion is our most popular Skagway excursion! Take an unforgettable journey aboard the "Scenic Railway of the World" to the White Pass summit. Begin your excursion as you board the train in Skagway and travel 20 miles from tidewater, to the Summit of the White Pass - a 2,865-foot elevation! Every passenger enjoys vast canyon views and complimentary bottled water throughout the fully narrated tour.
On this Skagway train tour, relax in vintage passenger coaches as you retrace the original route to the White Pass summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point, and Dead Horse Gulch. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, and historic sites along the White Pass Railroad. See the original Klondike Trail of 1898 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.
Included: Bottled water.
Please note: Passports are NOT required for this tour. Passenger coaches are heated and are equipped with restrooms. Please specify if you are traveling with a wheelchair. There is a short walk to the meet up location - a shuttle is available to take for an additional price paid to shuttle driver day-of. Child price for ages 3-12.
Duration: 2.75 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Skagway.)
Duration: 2.75 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 2.75 hours roundtrip scenic train trip to White Pass Summit
- This tour meets at the Skagway Train Depot. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- All Summit Excursion trains are wheelchair accessible. 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 docks to meet up location for an additional fee the day of tour.
Do I need a passport for this tour?
No, a valid passport is not required for this tour.
How close is the meetup location?
There is a short walk to the meetup location. Guests have the option to purchase tickets for the Skagway Municipal and Regional Transit (SMART Bus)
Will I be able to exit the train during the tour?
No, although you will be entering Canada on this tour you will not be permitted to exit the train until it returns to Skagway.
Are there restrooms on the train?
Yes, each train car is equipped with a restroom.
Is this tour a train ride in both directions?
Yes, this tour is a scenic train trip up and down the mountain pass.
What is the seating arrangement on the train?
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 on the assigned car, passengers are free to choose any seat availble. Passengers will not be given their car assignment until the day of travel when they meet with the Station Master.
Are there any physical requirements for this tour?
Guests must be able to climb steps into the train and bus. This tour has limited wheelchair accesible seating available upon request.
What type of clothing should I wear?
Layered clothing is recommended, it is possible for slight temperature drops due to elevation however the train cars are heated.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour.
Can I bring a backpack?
Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drinks included?
Bottled water is included.
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