Bennett Scenic Journey!
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excursion enters Canada, all passengers must carry a
passport or passport card.
into the heart of history! Travel 67.5 miles by train
between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Yukon Territory,
Canada, traveling the same route that the Klondike
stampeders traversed in 1898! Couple that with a
minicoach transfer along the scenic Klondike Highway to/from
Skagway for the perfect combination of your Canadian &
Alaskan holiday adventures.
the rail route, enjoy a stop for lunch at our restored 1910
Bennett Station House for a piping hot & hearty meal!
Bennett, British Columbia, Canada, is accessible only via
the White Pass train or by hiking the world famous Chilkoot
Trail, so it's a very exclusive and completely unique
has always been an important stop for the WP&YR. Trains
traveling north and south meet here, exchange crews and
enjoy a fine lunch. The Bennett Eating House is famous for
its food and was an important stop in the railroad’s
operations and tourism program.
the foot of Lake Bennett is Carcross, historically known as
“Caribou Crossing.” The Carcross Station, situated on the
edge of the lake, was built in 1910 and is a designated
Heritage Railway Station.
at Carcross, passengers are transferred to a comfortable
tour vehicle for a visit to Emerald Lake, the most
photographed lake in the Yukon Territory.
Upon our return to Skagway
you will be entertained by professional guides with their
amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the
Gold Rush Era.
With stops all along the
way there will be ample opportunities for photo enthusiasts
to view and capture the unparalleled beauty of cascading
waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers,
historic sites and panoramic vistas.
Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this Scenic
Railway of the World was designated as an International
Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (along with the Eiffel
Tower and Statue of Liberty). The
3-foot wide Narrow Gauge Railroad climbs almost 3,000 feet
in the first 20 miles with an average grade of 2.6%, and up
to 3.9% in some locations. It also passes through 2
tunnels and travels over sky high trestles and bridges.
Comfortable restored and
replica passenger coaches are pulled by vintage diesel
locomotives. Each heated passenger coach has large viewing
windows and a restroom.
The train and connecting
tour vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. Smoking
is prohibited on the train and tour vehicles.