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From Skagway: White Pass Summit Guided Bus Tour into Canada

1. From Skagway: White Pass Summit Guided Bus Tour into Canada

Take in the highlights of Skagway on this tour along the historic Klondike Highway. Travel in comfort aboard mini-bus with bucket seats and large windows which are perfect for taking in the waterfalls, mountains, valleys, and glaciers along the way.  Board a complementary shuttle bus to the activity provider's office and meet your guide. Hop aboard a spacious and climate-controlled bus and begin your adventure. Stop at the Gold Rush Cemetery where your guide will share stories about fortune seekers from the Gold Rush. Pass through a subarctic alpine area known as the Tormented Valley. Along the way, have lots of great photo opportunities. Capture a picture of of the 'Welcome to Alaska' sign at the summit, Reed Falls, and the Westend and Harding glaciers. Stop at the Skagway Overlook to admire the beauty of Skagway while the ships are in the inlet. Cross the boarder into Canada and keep an eye out for deer, moose, and elk as you drive along. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Skagway: E-Bike Tour with Gold Panning and Museum Entrance

2. Skagway: E-Bike Tour with Gold Panning and Museum Entrance

Discover Skagway by e-bike through the eyes of a local on a guided tour that blends the modern city with its historic roots. Take in gorgeous waterfront views, pay a visit to the local museum, and try to strike it rich panning for gold. After a safety briefing, set off to explore the city with your knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Cruise the historic streets on state-of-the-art electric bicycles while learning about the origins of the town, its Gold Rush boom, and the pioneers that played a vital role in Skagway's evolution. Take a ride along the picturesque waterfront and loop back into town to try your hand at panning for gold the old-fashioned way. Reflect upon the history of some of the city's most famous buildings as you make your way to the Skagway Museum, where you can peruse fascinating artifacts and displays. Next, head to the Gold Rush Cemetery and learn the story of Soapy Smith, a notorious con man who aspired to rule the town of Skagway. Take a quick walk up the hill to Lower Reid Falls, a stunning 60-foot tall waterfall immersed in nature that makes a picture perfect backdrop. Put your cycling skills to the test as you head up the Dyea Road to the Skagway Overlook. Get a bird's-eye view of the entire town and learn how the beautiful glacial valley was formed.

Skagway: Tintype Photography Experience

3. Skagway: Tintype Photography Experience

Enjoy a tintype photography experience in Skagway as you learn the basics of wet-plate collodion. Discover more about the history of the process with your expert instructor. Watch the fascinating process of creating a tintype photo, which had its greatest popularity in the 1860s and 1870s. Pose for an old-style photo that will be preserved for generations to come. Feel free to bring your own-old style costumes to create an authentic-looking photo.

Skagway: Gold Panning Experience

4. Skagway: Gold Panning Experience

Travel back to the times of traditional mining and try the simple but rewarding technique of gold panning in Skagway. Bring the kids along and watch them hit gold with a Cheechako pan, swirl your pans together, and create a souvenir from the gold you find. Take part in the old mining method of separating particles from the soil by washing them with water in a pan. Grab your pan, listen to the instructions of the knowledgeable staff, and enjoy a laidback experience by playing as you learn. If you're a cruise passenger, take advantage of this unique experience, located close to the port and available at any time within opening hours on your booked date. Forget about stressful scheduling and arrive whenever your ship docks to begin your insightful mining lesson.

Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

5. Skagway: Self-Guided Gold Rush Audio Tour

Explore the historic and exciting city of Skagway in the state of Alaska. Home to another major city during the Gold Rush days, you will learn about the boom that took hold of this city whilst you visit the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Museum. On this audio tour you will discover the many walks and trails surrounding the city along with locals dressed in period clothing. You will also see the Klondike Gold Rush N.H.P Visitors Centre, the Martin Itjen House, Jeff Smith's Parlour, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, the Golden North Hotel, and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Depot. This well preserved and historical city of Skagway will take you on an educational audio tour as you learn about its Gold Rush days and historical buildings. You will learn about establishments such as the iconic Red Onion Saloon, as well as the incredible Historic Moore Homestead.

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