ALASKA

June 2, 2009

Skagway to Yukon Territory

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Ultimate Yukon & White Pass Railroad


whitepass

White Pass & Yukon Route

Make the 65-mile journey aboard a deluxe motor coach to experience the magic and the mystery of the famed Yukon Territory. You’ll climb the South Klondike Highway to the top of the Klondike Summit, 3,292 feet above sea level. Majestic peaks, waterfalls and glaciers can all be experienced and enjoyed on this incredible drive. Leaving White Pass and the USA behind, you’ll enter Canada, and see the unspoiled, untamed beauty of the Yukon Territory. Marvel at the chain of lakes that form the headwaters of the Yukon River, explore the rustic town of Caribou Crossing (known as Carcross), snap a quick photo of the “world’s smallest desert,” and enjoy the tales of the Klondike Gold Rush provided by your guide. At Caribou Crossing Trading Post, enjoy a fabulous chicken barbecue lunch, made complete by a dessert of homemade donuts. During this hour-long stop you’ll have an opportunity to explore the indigenous wildlife museum and scan the hills for fake Dall sheep and bears.

Washout from a Spring Flood

Wash-out from a Spring Flood

Once back at Fraser, British Columbia, you’ll board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad for a truly unforgettable ride on this historic and breathtaking narrow-gauge railroad. (There was a wash-out between Fraser and Carcross.)


Mao of Southern Lakes

Mao of Southern Lakes

Route Map - Click to enlarge!

Route Map - Click to enlarge!

U.S. citizens must carry a passport or valid driver’s license and Birth Certificate. This is due to Canadian Immigration and Customs clearance in Fraser.

See our photos from this part of our trip: http://alaskacruiseblog.com/photos/white-pass-railroad/

More Videos and Photos: http://www.wpyr-hollandamerica.com/

And photos on: http://www.railsnorth.com/steamex.html

Another perspective: http://www.railsnorth.com/wpyr-2009-washout_special.html

Schedule: http://wpyr.com/schedule.html

Here are our photos: http://alaskacruiseblog.com/photos/white-pass-railroad/


NPS Map of the Chilkoot Trail

NPS Map of the Chilkoot Trail


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See our pictures and full story here: Alaska Cruise Tour

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