White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Whitehorse
Where is it at?
White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
1109 First Avenue
Tel: 867 633-5710
Where are we going today?
The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is known as the "Scenic Railway of the World" and when you see where it will take you, you will know why!
The railway was built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, so it's an amazing historical attraction where kids can learn all about the gold rush past.
The White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is a narrow gauge railroad, and fun fact - is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark - the same award given to the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty! Pretty impressive!
There are a number of tours that you can do from Whitehorse. The most popular is the one day Whitehorse to Skagway (in Alaska - so don't forget your passports!). You will board a coach at the White Pass Depot where you will travel along to Fraser in British Columbia. (An amazing journey in itself!)
Then, it's here you will connect to this famous narrow gauge. The scenery is incredible along your 28 mile rail trip, as you descend over the White Pass Summit into Alaska. Make sure you have your camera because it's a trip you won't ever want to forget!
Imagine how difficult it must have been for the workers to create such an railroad on the sides of the mountains and often THROUGH the mountains!
Then in Skagway, you get a two hour lunch, shop, stroll, and back to Whitehorse on a motor coach.
The perfect family day out in some of the most incredible scenery in the world!
There are a host of tour options, so just have a look and pick one that's right for you!
Enjoy your journey!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsDaily tour USD$141
- ChildrenDaily tour USD$70.50 (Ages 2 to 12)
When can we go?
Departure times vary on the tour. Daily tour departs 7:30am
May to September
When you stop in Skagway, or places like Carcross there are places you can pick up food and snacks!.
Any Top Tips?
Don't forget your camera - you will need it!.
Doing our bit
Their mission is to preserve this incredible part of history!.
Need a little extra help?
There are three steps up into the motor coach, but the Fraser trains are accessible.
Can I get one of those?
There are plenty of places to stop and shop along the way, as the tours give you plenty of time in some pretty cool places!.
Don't forget your passport for some of the tours!.
What people are saying?
by Elaine Mongey
We absolutely loved this train journey. I have never seen so many beautiful waterfalls and such fantastic scenery. This was definitely our highlight in Skagway!!
by Brian Schaaff
We went on this Ride and Enjoyed Every Minute of it, beautiful Scenery and Awsome views of the Ravines and Glaciers.
So sorry to hear about it's derailment the following day and hope they can get back on schedule after the required repairs are completed and inspected.
by Jack Kreno
Took a cruise with my wife to Alaska a couple of years ago. I took the train tour while my wife shopped. A little pricey but worth it. Scenery is breath taking, be sure to take your camera. Train trip not for the faint hearted, track hugs the steep sides of the mountains. Very exciting trip, was sorry when it was over. Would definitely do it again if I ever get back.
by Dexter Thomas Sr
Go early while it's still cold and snowing in the pass. We hit the first cruise out after winter. It's a ride you really can't get anywhere. Dress warm so you can stand outside on the platform for part of the ride. Well worth the expense. You can rent a car and drive the highway cheaper, but it's exactly that, a cheaper experience.
by Judy Rance
In over 10 cruises to Alaska, this is the best excursion we have taken. Historical & scenic. Can't be beat!