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Enjoy this spectacular rail and bus excursion to Carcross and Emerald Lake.
This breathtakingly scenic excursion combines a luxurious train ride with a comfortable and entertaining bus ride through to Emerald Lake, the most photographed lake in the Yukon Territory.
This tour operates from May 21 - September 14.
Fall under the spell of the Yukon with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad while following the trail of the Sourdoughs between Skagway, Alaska, and Carcross, Yukon. Follow the Skagway River up to the White Pass Summit and roll down into British Columbia to our restored 1903 station at Lake Bennett.
Bennett has always been an important stop for the WP&YR. Trains traveling north and south meet here, exchange crews, and enjoy some free time.
The 45 minute layover at Bennett allows passengers to take self guided walking tour of the historic gold rush site. At the end of the layover, passengers will re-board their train and continue on to Carcross. You will be given your lunch which will be a hearty turkey sandwich with chips, side and dessert (vegetarian and gluten free meals are available upon request).
For 27 miles, the railroad follows the east shore of this beautiful mountain lake. On the opposite side, the mountains rise steeply out of the water to a height of over 5,000 feet.
At 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.
Once at Carcross, passengers are transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle for a visit to Emerald Lake, the most photographed lake in the Yukon Territory.
During the return trip to Skagway, you'll be entertained by professional guides who will share 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.
Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport or passport card.
- A boxed lunch is included in the price of this tour.
- Limited gifts and memorabilia are available for purchase on the train, however, beverages and snacks are not available.
- Since this excursion enters Canada, all citizens MUST carry a valid passport. The only exception to this requirement is for U.S. citizens under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious, or other youth group) who need only present a birth certificate.
- If you plan to travel to Canada with a minor who is not your own child or for whom you do not have full legal custody or one parent is not present, you will be required to present a letter of consent from the minor’s parents including a signature. It should include dates of travel, parents’ names, and photocopies of their state-issued IDs.
- This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible and we are not able to accommodate motorized or electric scooters of ANY kind. However, for passengers who have small, collapsible walkers we are happy to assist in boarding and storing them on our bus IF we have room and they do not exceed these measurements: 30"L x 10"W x 30"H (including wheels). We can only accept "umbrella" style child strollers that do not exceed these measurements when folded up: 45"L x 10"W x 10"H (including wheels). If we do not have room on the bus these items will have to be left behind with a company representative and delivered to the guest at the conclusion of the tour.
- Please note that due to the length of this tour, you should not book this if your cruise ship departs Skagway earlier than 5pm.
- In 2020, this tour operates from June 1-September 18.
Days offered: 7 days a week