White Pass Rail, Summit, Gold Panning & BBQ Lunch

5.75 hours | Skagway | S G Y - 2 5 0
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Points of Interest

  • White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
  • Klondike Summit
  • Gold Rush History
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

At the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot, board a vintage railcar for a ride on "The Scenic Railway of the World." See the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks - evidence of the gold seekers' arduous journey. Gaze in awe at the incredible scenery as your train ascends dramatic mountains and your guide shares colorful stories and the history of the gold rush. Against all odds, the iron trail was carved through some of the North's most rugged terrain in 1898. Marvel at the spectacular waterfalls, cliff-hanging turns, tunnels and historic sites you pass on your journey to the summit of the White Pass and beyond to Fraser, British Columbia.

In Fraser, disembark the train and board a motorcoach for a dramatic journey past the Tormented Valley and Pitchfork Falls en route to Skagway. Your guide will regale you with tales of hardship that earlier travelers endured in their quest to reach the interior. Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, waterfalls and glaciers may be captured during the many photo stops.

Stop at Dredge Town where you will enjoy an authentic smoked BBQ lunch including ribs, chicken and various side dishes. Dine inside or on the riverside patio or rooftop deck surrounded by mountain views. Refreshed, you're ready find your fortune. Experience the life of a prospector when you join a colorful cast of characters for the chance to strike it rich. Learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Haul your treasure into the Gold Shack and have it weighed. Then, browse a collection of gold nugget jewelry and discover unique, mining-related souvenirs in the gift shop. Be sure to tour the "living museum" to learn the fascinating history of the gold rush days before your picturesque drive back to port.

Special Notes:

Since this tour enters Canada, all guests must carry a passport or other WHTI compliant document. For U.S. citizens these documents include: U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, Trusted Traveler Card and Military ID Card (for U.S. armed forces members on official orders). Citizens of certain countries need a visa to visit Canada – visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp to see if this applies. Written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents. Vegetarian lunch available. Please notify Tour Office onboard at least 24 hours prior to tour. Tour order may vary.

Provided: All Aboard souvenir magazine and bottled water on train

Meal: Smoked ribs, smoked chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water. Beer, soda and wine available for purchase

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Passport Requirements:

Since this tour enters Canada, all guests must carry a passport or other WHTI compliant document. Notarized written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to train depot

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

White Pass Scenic Railway to Fraser, BC

Transport type:
Train
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:00
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tranfer from train to motorcoach and tour down Klondike Highway to Dredge Twn with photo stops

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch, gold panning demonstration & gold panning at Dredgetown

Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes