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Skagway White Pass Summit and Beyond Tour

This excursion will travel 100 miles roundtrip through the beautiful wilderness to the Yukon border on a scenic bus tour. There are many scenic photo stops throughout the tour as your guide narrates the tour with the history of the Gold Rush and the unique nature of the area.

You'll travel up the Klondike Highway, viewing impressive scenery as you go, from the breathtaking coastal mountain ranges to stunning waterfalls. Local landmarks include White Pass & Yukon Railroad route, Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and the 3292-foot White Pass Summit with the Welcome to Alaska sign.

At the Summit, we enter into British Columbia, Canada, and the "Tormented" Valley, a wilderness of subarctic alpine tundra and beautiful lakes. Beyond the Tormented Valley is the wilderness of the northern Boreal forest with large Tutshi and Tagish lakes with panoramic views at many stops. As we travel through the habitat of the Boreal forest, we watch for potential native wildlife roaming the spectacular scenery, including moose, bears, birds, mountain goats, and Dall sheep. The turnaround point is the Yukon border and the Welcome to the Yukon sign for a great photo.

As a bonus, we include a stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge! View the Tutshi river canyon from above while crossing the bridge and learn more about the area with the educational displays. A snack bar is available to purchase food and then we visit the Yukon gift shop for mementos. This stop makes the tour unique among tour options that do have a similar itinerary.

Notes: 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. Visas may be required for guests traveling internationally. No photocopies of any identification are allowed. Please determine that you will be able to fulfill all Canadian and USA border requirements before booking this tour.

Children traveling with only one parent, or without their parents, must have a permission letter from the absent parent(s) allowing them to cross into Canada. This letter should have the absent parents' full names, address(es), and contact numbers. It should state the child's full legal name and the full legal name of the person accompanying them. Children with only one legal parent or guardian should travel with a letter specifying this.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)


  • Roundtrip narrated scenic tour
  • Admission to Yukon Suspension Bridge site and crossing of the bridge


  • A valid passport or a US passport card is required for all guests on this tour. Please see the tour description for specific, limited exceptions for American children under the age of 16. 

Duration: 4 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 3.25 hours - narrated bus tour with multiple scenic stops
  • 45 minutes - at the Yukon Suspension Bridge site

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets near the cruise ship pier. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the bus. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs and walkers. We cannot accommodate larger wheelchairs or scooters of any kind. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour. 

How many passengers does the tour bus hold?

The maximum capacity for this tour is 28 passengers (usually not filled with more than 25 or 26 passengers). If your party is larger than 28, arrangements can be made to accommodate your group. Please contact us with your group requirements.

Is ArriveCan required?

No. The Canadian government has lifted border restrictions and the ArriveCan app is no longer required for tourists. 

Are masks or vaccines required?

Masks and vaccines are not required for this tour. 

Does each guest need a valid passport?

Yes, each guest needs a valid passport. Children under 16 who are U.S. citizens may travel with their original, raised seal birth certificate instead. All other guests including children are required to have a passport. 

What is the seating arrangement of the tour bus?

There is open seating on the tour bus, however, if you require a certain seat due to physical impairment then please contact us with your requirements.

Will I see any wildlife or bears on this tour?

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour. We sometimes see bears (more frequently in May/June), but this is not a designated wildlife tour and wildlife is not guaranteed.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Are there restrooms available?

Yes, there are clean flush restrooms on-site at the Yukon Suspension Bridge.

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour. There is less room for strollers and large bags so please let us know in advance if accommodations are needed for those items.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

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

Are food and drink included?

No, however snacks and beverages can be purchased at the Yukon Suspension Bridge stop.

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Customer Reviews
Sep 2023 - Theresa S.

Beverly was wonderful!!! She was very knowledgeable about the area and was very willing to take pictures. Great time.

Sep 2023 - Dionne C.

Our driver Mike, was great. He was very informative and knowledgeable of all areas visited. Always willing and offered to take photo so our whole party could be in them together. Overall a great excursion.

Sep 2023 - Kali K.

We had Connor as our guide and he was fabulous! This excursion was our favorite that we did. He was very knowledgeable and focused on making us have the best time possible. If you are in Skagway this excursion is a must! Skip the railroad and choose this instead!

Sep 2023 - Darlene M.

I really enjoyed my tour. Our driver was informative, funny and helped everyone get photos of themselves at all of the stops. Would highly recommend this tour. The countryside was prettier than what we'd been seeing on our cruise ship.

Aug 2023 - Margaret G.

Highly informative and enjoyable

Aug 2023 - Tracey C.

Erin was an amazing storyteller and professional driver. We stopped along the way and got time to do everything we wanted to do and see everything we wanted to see.

Aug 2023 - Nancy W.

This was a great excursion! Our driver, Aaron, was excellent; he was so knowledgeable on all things Alaska and could answer all questions. He made sure we had good picture opportunities, pulling up to separate us from other tours and taking pictures of us as a group.This excursion is well worth the money and the memories will be priceless.

Aug 2023 - MEgan K.

Our operator was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He made lots of stops and always willing to take pics for us, highly recommend Mike!

Aug 2023 - Samantha W.

Absolutely fabulous!

Jul 2023 - David F.

Very nice informative tour. We were a bit concerned when we got to Skagway because we didn't have the name of the company of our tour just the name of the tour and a confirmation number. Took a little dockside questioning but everyone was helpful and we found our tour. Garrett was very pleasant, knowledgeable and kept us well informed.

Jul 2023 - Telzy C.

We had a great time the drive was beautiful. Our driver was very informative and funny. He also helped our disabled persons in our group. The excursion was Awesome!

Jul 2023 - Rimma D.

It was an informative tour on a comfortable bus. We got really lucky and had 3 bear sightings, Yukon suspension bridge is worth a visit I wish we had more time there. Tours are well organized and in no time were we worried that we will miss our cruise.

Jul 2023 - Kenneth M.

Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Jul 2023 - Walter P.

Great excursion. So glad we did this rather than the White Pass train ride.

Jun 2023 - Jenet L.

We had a great time with this excursion. Our guide had a lot of information to share, he gave us enough time to enjoy the view, take lots of picture for every stop. The shuttle windows is so clean that we had good pictures from CP and Camera.

Jun 2023 - Colleen A.

The weather forecast was rainy the whole week but we had sunshine on this particular day. Our tour guide Patrick. was knowledgeable, patient, and very accommodating for our big group (14 people) as we were always last to board the bus. He is very attentive and was really listening to our questions. A bonus point is that he knows how to take pictures. It is really essential to us to have someone who knows how to take photos, especially for a big group composed of 3 families with limited time on tour. The original tour we were planning to book got sold out quickly but were glad we booked this one. I highly recommend this.

Jun 2023 - Tori C.

We had the best time! Our guide was kind and very knowledgeable. We loved the views along the ride and being able to stop and get out made the tour top-notch! 10/10!

Jun 2023 - Erin W.

We loved going up in the Yukon! Saw a black bear on the side of the road and got some great pics. The scenery was phenomenal! Well worth the price we paid. Our guide was excellent and the bus was very comfortable ! 5 stars all the way!

Jun 2023 - Rhonda B.

We went on this excursion the end of May 2023. Conor was the best tour guide I have ever had. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the area. The Yukon Territory is breath taking. The drive up was very relaxing. We learned a lot of history. The meal at Carcross was ok. My chicken was raw in the middle but my husband's was well done. We enjoyed the museums and the sled dogs. The star of this excursion was the scenery. The mountains, the lakes, the waterfalls... everything was so beautiful. We highly recommend this excursion even if the lunch was not that great. We didn't go for the lunch. This was a great way to see more of the area we came to see.

May 2023 - Vicky W.

Loved every minute of it. It was great being able to get out and take pictures of the scenery and signage (Welcome to Alaska and Yukon). And the driver was very informative and able to point out wildlife. He even pulled over when he spotted a cinnamon bear twice. Would take this trip again.

May 2023 - MALCOLM R.


May 2023 - Marisol I.

5 STARS!!!! This is a must! Our tour guide, Patrick, was so knowledgeable. He took us to see some BEAUTIFUL lakes and scenery!! We also got to see some bears on the side of the road and made sure both sides of the van could see. He took our pictures for all single and group travelers. This excursion is best for people who want to see lots of nature, relax, and learn some history of the Yukon.

May 2023 - SID S.

Excellent tour with a native Alaskan who had plenty of stories to tell. Lovely scenery and an excellent guide.

Sep 2022 - Kris W.

This tour was fantastic. Our driver and tour guide, Connor, was awesome. He shared a lot of interesting information and poems of the areas we traveled through. This whole tour was a definite highlight of our Alaskan Cruise.

Sep 2022 - Ashley M.

We chose this excursion instead of the train because we wanted to be able to stop and get out and take pictures and it did not disappoint! Conner was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and gave us great information as we rode with him up to the Yukon! The scenery was unbelievable and we got some once in a lifetime pictures! The Yukon suspension bridge is fantastic and it was so fun to get to go into Canada and up to the Yukon. We HIGHLY recommend this excursion!

Jul 2022 - Tammy B.

Excellent tour. Our driver was knowledgeable and made the experience even better. Lots of stops for pictures. We loved it.

Jul 2022 - Jeremiah L.

We really enjoyed this bus tour of the Klondike highway. Our bus driver/tour guide was engaging, friendly, funny and helpful--he made the trip through the spectacular scenery even more awesome. We stopped at various scenic areas and got to take photos at those places. My personal favorite was Tormented Valley in Canada, where we saw rugged mountains looming over a landscape of jagged rocks and blue-green glacial lakes. Another highlight was getting to walk around at the Yukon Suspension Bridge and see two bears on the side of the road on the bus ride afterwards. It was a great excursion, and I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Skagway for a day.

Jul 2022 - Clara L.

Very pretty! We had plenty of time to stop and look around and take pictures! We also had the chance to see a couple bears!

Oct 2019 - Ian C.

Very good tour - Casey was an excellent guide/driver - knowledgeable, helpful and with a constant smile.

Oct 2019 - Paul G.

Best excursion on the cruise. Very interesting and had time at each stop to take photos. Driver was very informative. Much better than taking the train.

Sep 2019 - Stuart M.

Fantastic! We really enjoyed this tour, the scenery was stunning. The guide was a really lovely person good fun and very knowledgeable. We never felt rushed the company had everything well planned and organised. I would recommend it

Sep 2019 - Allison P.

Skagway was the first port on our cruise and we were excited to get on land and explore! We found the guide with the tour sign right in the cruise port and she sent us along to a designated meeting area that had very clear and easy to follow signage. The next guide checked our passports- as this tour crosses into Canada and approx 24 of us boarded the clean mini coach. Candace, our driver, then boarded the bus to get the tour started- she was hilarious and knowledgeable and even though it was one of the last weeks of the visitors season you would have never known because she was so energetic! The tour was 4 hours total but we made stops OFTEN for some great photo ops and breathtaking overlooks. The cross into Canada was easy - with a customs agent quickly boarding the buss and looking at each persons passports- they were surprisingly efficient. A ways into the trip we arrived at the suspension bridge and tourist center and we were overwhelmed at the areas beauty. They have built the suspension bridge area specifically for tourists is seems but they did it in a very natural and rustic way, we loved it and felt we had ample time there- about 45 min. The other stops included lakes, view of the mountain tops, areas of unique was more beauty around every corner. Finally, just over 4 hours later, we arrived backed in town and Candace was kind enough to drop some of us off right in town instead of the dock....the dock and the main street are less then a 10 min walk from each other. Overall it is the tour we talk about the most and our favorite thing we did, in any stop, on our entire cruise!

Aug 2019 - Ujjawal G.

Very good experience on this 4-hour excursion. Beverly was our driver and guide, and she was very informative, helpful, and considerate. This tour takes you to the Yukon sign and back; with multiple scenic opportunities for pics on the way both to and fro. Highly recommend this one, if you don't want to spend so much on the train ride (that does not even stop for pics!)

Aug 2019 - Patty S.

Great tour

Aug 2019 - Mital M.

Wish had little longer time on the stops

Aug 2019 - Kevin W.

This was a great tour and Eric did a great job of explaining things as we went by. We even spotted a black bear when we went by and he backed up so everyone could see it.

Aug 2019 - Nai Hung C.

Our driver's name was Max, he was very friendly, helpful, and informative. The scenery on the whole trip was just beautiful, the few viewpoint stops we made were well chosen places. We enjoyed the entire trip very much.

Aug 2019 - Kathy O.

Excellent....... great guide

Aug 2019 - Victor L.

We have a great time on this tour with our driver/guide "T-Bone" Tyler. His knowledge and helpfulness keep all of us excited and comfortable throughout the trip. The tour exceed our expectations and we'll strongly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Skagway.

Aug 2019 - Rita C.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed a lot.

Aug 2019 - Kaixuan L.

John is an excellent tour guide!

Aug 2019 - Sonda B.

We really enjoyed everything we were able to do on this bus excursion. The driver was extremely knowledgable and personable. He really made the tour as awesome as it was! (He was the guy from Utah. :)) Thanks for the wonderful experience!!

Jul 2019 - Jagjit B.

It was good

Jul 2019 - Karen B.

Our bus driver tour guide was amazing. she was so knowledgeable and so fun. The views were the best and she stopped at every place to get great photos

Jul 2019 - JoAnn H.

Tour was nice and bus was comfortable. Driver was good; did a nice job.

Jul 2019 - Kathryn G.

Great excursion!!! Our tour guide was informative and fun.

Jul 2019 - Shirley W.

What a great trip! Our guide was knowlegeable and took great pictures of us.

Jul 2019 - Salma C.

Best alaska tour

Jul 2019 - Jennifer T.

Excellent bus trip over the pass to the Yukon suspension bridge with enough photo stops, shame about the low clouds but you can't control the weather. Driver John was very informative.

Jul 2019 - Margaret K.

Tour guide fabulous suspension bridge amazing and graced with wild bear, scenery spectacular Thanks Margaret

Jul 2019 - Karen G.

We could not have had a more adventurous tour than this one on July 8th covering the White Pass Summit and Yukon. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable of the area, both geographic and historical sites. My granddaughter enjoyed every minute of it. (A little snow would have added to the memory, no fault of yours.)

Jul 2019 - VERLENE B.

Awesome. We had great weather that day. So glad we didn't take the train as we were able to get out and really look at the various areas. Saw a wild sheep up on the ridge.

Jul 2019 - Gina W.

This was one of our favorite excursions in Alaska. Tyler,our tour guide, did a great job of explaining the different environmental zones of Alaska so we could understand both the richness and harshness of the area. He incorporated the history as well as the present and we were able to see quite a few spectacular views. He gave us ample time to get out and take photos at the many stops along the way and even helped with some pictures. This is not a strenuous tour and you don't do a lot of hiking but you are able to see and understand quite a bit of the diversity of Alaska in a short 50 mile shuttle ride while getting out and capturing the views at the photo stops. We felt like we understood Alaska so much better after taking this tour and would highly recommend it.

Jul 2019 - ELIZABETH S.

Loved this tour. Our driver was wonderful, she did a nice job with our boarder crossing, giving us a verbal overview, and stopping to take pictures. Our trip went further than the train. The smaller bus was full, but since there are only 2 seats on each side it was very easy to see everything and the temp was comfortable. We thought making stops along the way would be a better way to see the countryside, and that was true. Loved it. Especially the stop with the swinging bridge.. On our way back we saw a smaller black bear that came down a mountainside and then wanted to cross the road. We stopped and went back to see it. It was right next to the bus - great picture. Fun! Highly recommend this excursion!!

Jul 2019 - Stacy F.

Our guide was fantastic! So knowledge and friendly. The scenery was breathtaking, even with the smoke from the fires in Canada. We chose this instead of the train ride because we could make stops at points of interest. Loved it!

Jul 2019 - Jian Z.

It was a nice scenic ride. Our guide and driver, Brook, was very knowledgeable of the area s geology and history. She helped the guests with group photos.

Jul 2019 - Sheila M.

Fabulous tour! Mike and Casey were awesome guides. The trip was fun fiilled and we saw amazing scenery! We loved the trivia on the way back to our ship!

Jun 2019 - Nancy B.

This was a fantastic tour. Andy, from Utah, was a great driver. He gave us lots of info and was patient with the kids. He is definitely an asset to your company. Beautiful area and all 8 of us enjoyed the afternoon.

Jun 2019 - Amanda W.

The perfect excursion for families, especially with younger children!! We enjoyed every moment of our trip. Our guide, Andy was the best! I wish Emerald Lake would have been apart of the excursion.

Jun 2019 - Zohair M.

I loved the trip very much and would like to give special thanks to Andy our driver and guide. He made the trip very enjoyable and also gave us a lot of information of the areas we visited.

Jun 2019 - Cynthia O.

tour was great .

Jun 2019 - Scott M.

We had a fantastic time. We were a party of 11. We booked this excursion at the last minute and so glad we did. There was someone at the docks to great us and showed us where to go and where to board our bus. Our tour guide Jessie was super. Very knowledgable. Stopped at all the right stops. Help take photos of all the groups and did not rush us in any way. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone

Jun 2019 - Jennelle C.

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Bev! She told some great stories and made so many stops with great views! It was the perfect way to see various areas around Skagway without our younger kids getting too tired from walking.

Jun 2019 - Greg P.

Had the time of our lives. We were the only 2 on our tour so we had Candise to ourselves and she was great

May 2019 - Joshua S.

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour. We had done the White Pass Summit Railway excursion in the past and this was much better. Our tour guide was very informative and always willing to take our picture at our photo stops. Our bus had ten passengers so it wasn

May 2019 - Mathew C.

Beautiful tour! John was fantastic!

May 2019 - Kenneth W.

Best tour of our itinerary. Tour guide Max excellent. Great knowledge and personality.

May 2019 - Karin B.

We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, T-Bone, was great and had a lot of information to share. He got us to all the stops, even rearranging so we'd have the site (mostly) to ourselves. The bus was comfortable, which was a big factor in our choosing this tour over the train. We even thought the length of the tour was just enough to not get too tired to enjoy the end. Would recommend to anyone.

May 2019 - Tracy J.

I would do this excursion again. The scenery is amazing.

May 2019 - Brenda M.

Our tour guide, Beverly, was very knowledgeable, friendly and a great story-teller. Really enjoyed the tour.

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