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Bennett Lake Scenic Journey

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The Bennett Lake Scenic Journey is a unique train experience, taking you further along the route than other Skagway train tours for a full-day excursion. Many round-trip White Pass railroad experiences climb to the top of White Pass summit and turn around, but this excursion explores Canada's wild Yukon Territory. Coupled with a guided bus tour, enjoy the scenery from two different perspectives with fully narrated history along the way. Add all the features of the White Pass railroad excursion with a Yukon experience to see more stunning scenery and the highlights beyond the border. This is an exclusive Skagway train tour that has limited seating, so advanced reservations are recommended!

If you're researching Skagway tours then you've undoubtedly heard about the White Pass train, a historic, narrow-gauge railroad that climbs up and over White Pass Summit and meanders into Canada's Yukon Territory. It's universally accepted as one of the "must-do" activities in Skagway Alaska, and with good reason. The Bennett Lake Scenic Journey is the pinnacle of the White Pass scenic railway options available. It spans the entire 67.5 mile route, bypassing the typical White Pass Summit turn-around and continues on even further into Carcross, Yukon.

Rather than retracing the same track back to downtown Skagway, this tour is paired with a bus trip in a small and comfortable mini-coach that gives guests a different perspective, includes an informative narrative from a friendly local guide, and explores more scenery. Plus, your guide will pull over when you spot wildlife! This excursion is an excellent way to spend your day in Skagway. Stops at Emerald Lake, Carcross, and views of Yukon's Southern Lakes Region are all added bonuses on this Skagway train excursion.

What's Included

This tour includes both a one-way train ticket between Skagway and Carcross, Yukon as well as a narrated bus tour on the Klondike Highway. Lunch is provided on board the train and time is provided for a self-guided tour of the historic gold rush town-site at Bennett Station.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are passports required for this tour?
This tour enters Canada’s Yukon Territory and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or birth certificate or a Passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. (Single-entry is acceptable). Please bring all original documentation, no copies are allowed. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.
What is the lunch?
On each departure, a lunch is served on board the train between the Bennett Station House and Carcross. It is a hearty boxed lunch consisting of a sandwich, chips, side, and dessert.
Where do we meet for this tour, at the train?
Participants must check-in at the White Pass depot office to obtain tickets for this tour.
Our ship arrives at 7:00 a.m. - will we have time to make this tour?
Yes! Actually, most ships coming into Skagway throughout the summer share a 7:00 a.m. port time and in many ways the 7:45 a.m. departure is geared towards guests arriving at 7:00 a.m. Just be prepared to disembark early or on time and there shouldn't be any problems making it to the meeting location on time.
What times are the departures?
The departure times for all of our excursions vary by the day. Please check the sidebar to the right for availability information.

Quick Facts


8h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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