The number one thing to do while in Skagway is to ride the narrow gauge railroad to Fraser. It is one of the most scenic train rides in the world that will not fail to impress. These famous tracks were guid in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. Many that would come to Skagway looking for their fortune would take this train towards the Yukon river. That is what makes this an historical landmark when it comes it to the gold rush. This engineering marvel will take you up 2865 ft / 873 meter into the mountains showing you breathtaking landscapes, glaciers and waterfalls along the way. Buy your tickets through the ship or buy them in town at the Train Depott for 122 US dollars round trip. Please know you have to bring your passport on board of the train as it crosses the US / Canadian border. The journey on the train is fully narrated and have restrooms on board. The journey takes about 3,5 hours and is 40 miles long roundtrip. The train is wheelchair accessible.
Most people taking the train will take it up to Fraser, which is 34 km from Skagway. There is absolutely nothing up there except for breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the beautiful Bernard Lake and unique glacial tundra landscape.
Taking the train from Skagway to Fraser is the number one thing to do in this port of call. Make sure not to miss out on it. Book your tickets through the ship or buy them directly at the Train Depot in town. Please know the journey takes 3,5 hours roundtrip and it covers about 40 miles. The price is 122 US dollars round trip per person if you buy them directly at the train depot in town. Compare this price to the excursions they offer on board, in most cases the ships price isn’t bad at all. If you want to book the tickets directly at the Train depot keep in mind that occasionally the train could sell out. Therefore we recommend to already order them online through: www.wpyr.com