White Pass Summit Rail and Bus Excursion
See White Pass Summit by Rail
Experience the best Skagway has to offer on this interesting and interactive Skagway tour. A ride on the White Pass Summit Rail will take you through history and some of the best natural scenery in the world. This bus and rail combination tour provides a view of the unparalleled beauty of Alaska from two completely different tour perspectives--one way by train and the other by bus.
Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour and 45 minute train ride from Skagway to the top of the White Pass Summit. Along your journey you will pass Pitchfork Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, the Gold Rush Cemetery, William Moore Bridge & Overlook, Skagway Scenic Overlook, Fraser Train Depot, Tormented Valley, and the "Welcome to Alaska" Sign. You will also make a stop at the Skagway Scenic Overlook to stretch your legs, take pictures, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Alaskan wilderness. Please be advised that this Skagway port tour might alternate between operating with the bus portion first or the train portion first.
Please Note: All guests are required to have a valid passport 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: Tony Wobeter
This was very good excursion with wonderful views along the way. Our bus guide was excellent with his sharing of information along the trip.
Reviewer: Janice Tingle
IT was really good. Our bus driver was wonderful & so knowledgeable. I was only disappointed as I thought we might see some wildlife on the train ride which was not your fault. I am glad I did it.
Reviewer: Mary Hayden
It was a foggy, drippy, gray August day in Skagway. Crowds from the ship were milling about everywhere in confusion. The train trip would go through the lunch hour and no food was offered or for sale. Twenty or so of us crowded into one small rain shelter hoping for a glimpse of a sign: Chilkoot Charters. It was crazy, but once finally on board our train car, it was a marvelously scenic trip to Fraser, BC. Don't forget your passport! Bus ride back was good too. Bring your own food!
Reviewer: KD and Sharon
It was great. We enjoyed every minute. There scenery was amazing
Reviewer: Georgene Fairbanks
Despite rainy weather, we enjoyed our bus trip up the mountain with a fun, knowledgeable driver/guide. The rain gave us rushing waterfalls, and the views were breathtaking. The ride back in the train took us back in time making for a most enjoyable journey.