Skagway Things to Do

  • The White Pass Yukon narrow gauge train.
    The White Pass Yukon narrow gauge train.
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  • The Skagway fish Company.
    The Skagway fish Company.
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  • Broadway Avenue in Skagway, Alaska
    Broadway Avenue in Skagway, Alaska
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  • 1. Gold Rush Skagway Jewellers

    We went in this store to have a look at some pieces and they advised that if we saw anything that we liked they could upgrade our stones for us in store as they have a jeweller there. While we were...

  • 2. Historic Lake Bennett area

    There are no roads leading to Lake Bennett. The only way you can get there is by hiking the Chilkoot trail all the way from Skagway, paddling down the lake from...

  • 3. White Pass & Yukon Route railroad excursion

    This was without a doubt the highlight of our 10-day trip to Alaska & the Yukon. Back in 1898, construction of the White Pass railroad began to bring gold...

  • 4. The Red Onion Saloon & Brothel Museum

    The reason why I'm putting this tip in the Things to do section rather than the Nightlife one is that it's much more fun to visit the Red Onion Saloon in the...

  • 5. Chilkoot Trail: Follow the steps of Stampeders!

    After having read so much about the Chilkoot Trail and seen so many photographs, i wanted to check it out for myself and although we didn't have time to do the...

  • 6. Self-guided walking tour of Skagway

    Once you're done shopping, you might want to find out more about the history of Skagway and how it came to be associated with the Klondike Gold Rush. In 1896,...

  • 7. Don't miss Lower Reid Falls!

    There was just a little blurb about these falls in my guide book so I wasn't really expecting much but since they're only a short walk away from the Gold Rush...

  • 8. Gold Rush Cemetery

    As in Dawson City, a cemetery had to be created in Skagway for those who managed to make it all the way to the start of the Chilkoot trail but no further. The...

  • 9. Shopping on Broadway Avenue

    Though it's miles away - both literally and figuratively - from New York City's Broadway, the two streets have this in common: their shops are one of the city's...

  • 10. Shopping on Broadway

    Shopping in Skagway can fall under shopping, things to do AND Tourist Traps. And the buildings are a bit rougher version of how Disney might have done an...

  • 11. Watch the family learn to fish.

    As mentioned earlier, Haines is the perfect place to grizzly bears.While we were walking along the riverbank we came across this grizzly teaching her cubs how...

  • 12. Time to sail!

    Well, another stunningly successful day!Part of the reason that Anne and I travelled to Alaska was to see the grizzly bears, black bears, salmon spawning,...

  • 13. Internet access.

    The “Ports of Call Seaman’s centre” is the only place that I could find in Skagway to access the internet was on 2nd Avenue. If you are walking from the dock...

  • 14. Try the King Crab legs.

    Skagway fish Company - What a great place to try the King Crab Legs!You can't come to Alaska and not try the King Crab!Located close to the port, on the left...

  • 15. Skagway Self Guided Walking Tour.

    As you can see by the attached photo, Skagway is very compact and flat. It is very easy to get around and is not strenuous at all. Self guided walking tour maps...

  • 16. Fishing.

    The weather was magnificent when we visited Haines and it appeared that just about every local was out fishing!Just about everywhere you turned and looked on...

  • 17. Haines - Wildlife tour 3.

    As was the bcase in Juneau, the Department of agriculture has erected a number of fish gates in their National Parks and waterways. They open these gates when a...

  • 18. Haines - Wildlife tour 2.

    Well, there we were, standing around looking for bald eagles when a grizzly bear with 2 cubs decided leave the safety of the forest; walk along the road and...

  • 19. Haines - Wildlife tour.

    We headed down to the small boat harbor and took the ferry to Haines, a ride of approx 80 minutes.Once we arrived at Haines we decided to take a wildlife...

  • 20. Take the ferry to Haines.

    After discovering that Skagway was very small and compact, and had the same shops as Juneau, we decided to take the fast ferry to Haines where we hoped to see...

  • 21. White Pass Ukon train trip.

    In August 2010 the White Pass Yukon train trip US$112 per person for a half day excursion.Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, the train ride is a 40...

  • 22. Skagway Street Car Tour.

    The 2-hour Skagway Street Car Tour is reasonably priced and offers an insight into the historical aspects of the town. It is also an excellent opportunity to...

  • 23. The Arctic Brotherhood building.

    In 1899 the Arctic Brotherhood build this impressive meeting hall, which is said to be the most photographed building in all of Alaska.This impressive building,...

  • 24. Red Onion Brothel tours!

    During the Gold Rush days, The Red Onion saloon was a local “watering hole’” Bordello and dance hall. It was designed to part the miners of their money by...

  • 25. Our first view of Skagway.

    Skagway is a lot smaller than Juneau and is quite compact, yet is is similar in the way that the mountains make you feel closed in as they dwarf to town.Our...

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