At Klondike Tours, Inc., we provide you with several ways to experience the great white north of Alaska and the Yukon firsthand. One of the ways we do this is by offering a couple different White Pass tours, which take you straight up to the White Pass Summit and into Canada.
We offer two different White Pass tours: the White Pass Deluxe tour, and the White Pass Deluxe with Gold Panning. Here’s a quick overview from our tour company in Skagway, AK of what you can expect in each of these tours.
White Pass Deluxe (standard)
On the standard White Pass Deluxe tour, you’ll get a good look at the Trail of ’98 via the Klondike Highway as you head up to the White Pass Summit and pass into Canada. This three-hour tour runs parallel to the railroad tracks across the valley from the highway, and makes eight different stops along the way, allowing you to get off the mini-coach for a bit to take some photos at gorgeous, picturesque sites.
Stops include the Trail of ’98, Bridal Veil Falls (a 3,000-foot waterfall), Tormented Valley, White Pass Summit, City Overlook, Reid Falls and Moore Bridge.
Tours run every day of the week. On weekdays, departure times are at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and on weekends they are at noon only. Cost is $49for adults and $35 for children ages 6 to 11 (children under 6 receive free admission). Private tours and group rates are also available. Pickup for the tour is at your dock.
Keep in mind that this tour takes you into Canada and the Yukon, so you’ll need to bring your passport with you to be able to get through the border crossing point.
White Pass Deluxe with Gold Panning
For an extra $10, you can add the gold panning experience to your White Pass Deluxe tour. This opportunity allows you to step back in time more than 100 years for an authentic gold panning experience you won’t soon forget. You’re guaranteed to find gold every time, so everyone gets to go home happy!
This is an add-on to our standard White Pass tour. A guide will teach you about the practice of gold panning, why it’s so significant to Alaskan history and the various strategies and methods used in panning gold.
The scenery you’ll see on these tours is absolutely breathtaking at any time of year. But if you have the opportunity to catch one of these tours while there’s snow on the ground, you’ll be stunned by the serenity of what the White Pass looks like while actually white with snow. While many tourists stay away from Alaska in the colder seasons, you’ll be richly rewarded with the beauty of the White Pass in winter if you do decide to come here.
For more information about the various tour options provided by Klondike Tours, Inc., we encourage you to contact our guides today and make your reservation. We look forward to showing you an unforgettable experience!