Bennett Scenic Journey
Experience the Bennett Scenic Journey
Travel along the same route that the Klondike stampeders traversed in 1898 from Skagway to Yukon Territory. Following with a scenic ride along the Klondike Highway to and from Skagway. This Skagway day tour is a great option to combine the best of your Canadian and Alaskan getaway.
Along the Skagway excursion journey, you will enjoy a 45-minute visit at Lake Bennett. This area is special and unique in that it can only be reached via the White Pass Train or by directly hiking the famous Chilkoot Trail. Once there, enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site and the 1910 Bennett Station historical museum in Skagway.
A hearty turkey sandwich boxed lunch with chips, a side, and dessert is provided along the train portion of your journey between Bennett and Carcross. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available upon request at time of booking this scenic Alaska tour. You'll spend about 4 hours and 15 minutes on the train, enjoying the picturesque Alaskan scenery as you travel through this beautiful part of the world.
Carcross, also known as "Caribou Crossing", is located at the foot of Lake Bennett. 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. The approximately 2 and a half hour trip back to Skagway by bus will include various stops which will provide many photo opportunities of the breathtaking beauty of waterfalls, rivers, majestic mountains, vast glaciers, historic sites, and panoramic landscapes. This tour in Skagway is also operated in reverse order with a "bus first" departure on certain days of the week. Book this tour and escape into the heart of history!
Please Note: All guests are required to have a valid passport in their possession in order to take this tour.
Please be aware that this tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid knowledge, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions.
The tour will be crossing the Canadian border and then back across the US border. All US and Canadian citizens who are 16 and older will be required to present a valid passport. It is suggested to bring a photo ID as well. Any guest unable to produce the proper identification will not be able to participate.
US and Canadian citizens who are 15 years old or younger may travel with a certified birth certificate. People of all other citizenships are required to have a photo ID, a passport, and visa (If required) in their possession when crossing the border.
All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian or if they are traveling with someone else they must have a letter of consent signed by all of the minors legal guardians. Any single adult traveling with a child under 18, must provide a death certificate for the non-accompanying parent(s) OR a certified letter from the non-accompanying parent(s) stating:
1) The accompanying parent has permission to take the child across the border,
2) The accompanying parent has the authority to make any and all decisions regarding any medical care required by the child,
3) Provide a daytime telephone number for the non-accompanying parent where they can be reached if there are any questions.
Reviewer: Kathleen Kastenholz
If you don’t pick the right side of the train you don’t see much. However disappointing that may be our tour director was really great. Julie went above and beyond to show us as much as possible on the ride back to port. Kudos to Julie you’re five star!
Reviewer: Reta Berte
We really enjoyed the tour! Tour guides were excellent. Lunch was great
Reviewer: yehuda azenkot
Beautiful scenery. Visiting Yukon and its history was interesting. Though, the provided lunch was really bad. The trip was too expensive.
Reviewer: Jim Radtke
Best part of the whole trip! Best, most accommodating guide -- Heidi from Chilkoot Tours- good stories, good sights.
Reviewer: Anne Graham
This was a marvelous excursion. The bus driver was very knowledgeable about the area and the drive to Bennett Lake was extremely scenic. We stopped numerous times along the way to take pictures and the driver was most helpful in taking group shots. There was enough time at the Lake before boarding the train to enjoy some ice cream and see the village sights. Once on the train, the trip back to Skagway is gorgeous. The lunch boxes served were delicious. Views from the train were stunning with enough narration from the conductor to make it an informative trip as well. This was the full day trip and we would do this trip again. We left at 9:30 and got back to Skagway around 5:30 or so with enough time to walk around the town before going back to the ship.