Skagway

In 1896, gold was discovered in Canada’s Yukon Territory, which kicked off a stampede of adventurous and brave prospectors who flocked north by the thousands during what has come to be known as the last great gold rush. Skagway, at the time of discovery just a teeny tiny settlement at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal, served as the jumping-off point for the long, arduous journey over the snowcapped Coast Mountains to the Klondike gold fields. A boomtown if ever there was one, Skagway saw its population surge to over 10,000 in just two years. By 1898, locals were frequenting newly established stores and saloons on well-laid-out streets bordered by wooden sidewalks. Today, visitors will find the boomtown to be perfectly preserved, thanks to the efforts of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The glorious wilderness surrounding the townsite offers limitless adventures that celebrate the pioneering spirit of the bygone era.

Skagway

Getting Ashore

From the cruise ship docks, it’s a short and easy 10-minute walk into the heart of Skagway. A shuttle runs frequently between the pier and the town center.

Fast Fact

Located roughly 100 miles north of Juneau, Skagway is the northernmost port along Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Port Shopping

Many shops are located on Broadway between 2nd and 7th avenues.

1

White Pass & Yukon Route Railway Depot

The railroad depot is the starting point for the 20-plus-mile train ride with dramatic panoramas of glaciers, cliffs, gorges, waterfalls, and the impressive White Pass Summit, 2,865 feet above sea level.

2

Arctic Brotherhood Hall

The outlandish facade of this structure makes it one of the most photographed buildings in Alaska.

3

Skagway Museum

Holds relics from the late 1800s as well as an assortment of arts and crafts showcasing the heritage of the region’s Native people.

4

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve

This preserve boasts the largest concentration of the national symbol of the US. The protected habitat is situated about 20 miles from Skagway alongside the shallow, never-freezing, narrow Chilkat River.

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Board a vintage rail car and retrace the original route up to the Yukon’s White Pass Summit, more than 3,000 feet above sea level.

Embark on a dynamic helicopter ride soaring high above Skagway’s rugged wilderness on your way to Denver Glacier for an exhilarating dog sledding journey. Take the reins and drive the team or just enjoy the dog-sled ride as you mush over the snowy terrain.


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Where
Along Broadway

What
Native art, Alaskan treasures, gold souvenirs, and more

Currency
U.S. dollars


Brands in Skagway

Balissima by Effy

Balissima by Effy

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Effy Jewelry

Bomberg

Bomberg

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Diamonds International

Bremont

Bremont

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Diamonds International

Bulgari

Bulgari

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Diamonds International

Bulova

Bulova

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Cartier

Cartier

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Diamonds International

Color Diamonds By Effy

Color Diamonds By Effy

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Effy Jewelry

Crown of Light

Crown of Light

Dancing Diamonds by MDG

Dancing Diamonds by MDG

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Milano Diamond Gallery

DiVersa By Effy

DiVersa By Effy

Emeryl Yellow Emeralds

Emeryl Yellow Emeralds

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Milano Diamond Gallery

Fendi Timepieces

Fendi Timepieces

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Diamonds International

Forevermark

Forevermark

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Diamonds International

Hublot

Hublot

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Kabana

Kabana

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Diamonds International

Mark Henry Alexandrite

Mark Henry Alexandrite

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Milano Diamond Gallery

Movado

Movado

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Diamonds International

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

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Tanzanite International

TrueLove Diamonds

TrueLove Diamonds

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Milano Diamond Gallery

Zenith

Zenith

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Diamonds International

Did You Know?

The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is recognized as an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Statue of Liberty.