10 Best Things to Do in Skagway Ride the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. > Embark on a Skagway Dog Sledding Tour. Set Out on a Day Hike. Watch the Salmon Run at Pullen Creek StreamWalk. Spot Wildlife on Chilkoot Lake. Enjoy a Walking Tour of Skagway . Float along the Taiya River. Explore the Yukon.
Skagway has a historical district, which looks like a Hollywood movie set, of about 100 buildings from the gold rush era. Although many of the shops, restaurants and attractions are geared to tourists, there are some that will give you a good flavor of what Alaska is about and are worth a visit .
The 2.5 hour excursion to White Pass Summit pulls out of the station at Skagway, passes by the grave of the city’s most notorious shyster, Soapy Smith, then begins to climb nearly 3,000 feet in 20 miles up steep grades and around tight, cliff-hanger curves.
The primary benefit of booking excursions through the cruise line is that they guarantee your return to the ship . This generally means that if you’re on a tour that’s scheduled to finish 30 minutes before sail-away and the tour is in some way delayed, the ship will wait until you’re safely back onboard to set sail.
Skagway is also known as the “Gateway to the Klondike,” a reference to the famous Gold Rush to the Yukon of the late 19th century. Skagway was the first incorporated city of Alaska (June 28, 1900), beating Juneau by one day.
Anchorage is your best bet, as far as job opportunities go. It’s also the best place to live if you want to do any travelling, due to access to the AK Railroad, airport ( Juneau gets weathered in a lot), road system and AK Marine Highway System (state run ferry system).
Skagway, municipality, southeastern Alaska, U.S. Lying 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Juneau and situated at the north end of the Lynn Canal, it is the northernmost point on the Inside Passage (Alaska Marine Highway).
Top 10 Alaska Cruise Excursions Dog Sledding on a Glacier – Juneau. Misty Fjords National Monument via Floatplane – Ketchikan. Mendenhall Glacier Tour – Juneau. White Pass Railroad Ride – Skagway. Stream Fishing- Icy Strait. Whale Watching Cruise – Juneau. Horseback Riding while Learning about the Gold Rush – Skagway. Crab Fishing Ride Along – Ketchikan.
May 27, 1898