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.
Dog Sledding and Glacier Flightseeing by Helicopter
Embark on a dynamic helicopter ride as you soar high above Skagway’s rugged terrain before landing on Denver Glacier for an exhilarating dog-sledding voyage.
A White Pass Scenic Railway
Delight in Skagway’s breathtaking mountain scenery and explore the fascinating history of the area as you travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad.