Skagway Shore Excursion: Half-Day Tour to the Yukon Border

Shore Excursions in Skagway

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Perfect for a short time in port, this Skagway shore excursion will show you a glimpse of Canada's legendary Yukon. On this half-day tour by mini-bus, you'll cross the border into Canada and drive along the Klondike Highway in British Columbia. As you travel, you'll see local landmarks and maybe even spot native wildlife roaming the spectacular scenery, including moose, bears, birds, mountain goats and Dall sheep. The turnaround point is the Yukon border and Welcome to the Yukon sign for a great photo. As a bonus, we include a stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge! View the Tutshi river canyon while crossing the bridge and see educational displays. Also available are clean, flush restrooms (the only ones between Skagway and Carcross!) and access to snack bar to purchase food and Yukon gift shop. This stop makes this tour unique among tour options that do similar itinerary. All passengers must have a valid passport.
The White Pass was a route that was used in 1898 during the Gold Rush by those seeking fortune and you will discover this famous trail on your half-day tour to the Yukon border. After your ship docks in Skagway, you'll head out up the Klondike Highway by mini-bus, beholding impressive scenery as you go, from the breathtaking coastal mountain ranges to the stunning waterfalls. Travel past local landmarks such as WP&YR railroad route,  Pitchfork Falls and Moore Creek Bridge; then climb to the 3292-foot (1003-meter) White Pass summit and enter into Canada and the "Tormented" Valley, a subarctic alpine tundra. As you journey through northern British Columbia Canada, keep an eye out for native wildlife -- you may spot moose, bears, birds, sheep, mountain goats or Dall sheep.  While in the Northern Boreal Forest, you'll stop at Lake Tutshi and Windy Arm of Tagish Lake, which are surrounded mile-high mountains. Lastly, take a photo at the Yukon Border sign for memorable photo souvenir. Also included is a bonus tour stop at the Yukon Suspension Bridge. You will be able to cross the bridge, viewing the scenic Tutshi River canyon below.  We also have use of their modern restroom (the only between Skagway and Carcross!), snack bar for food purchase and Yukon gift shop. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Skagway for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What’s included

  • Half-day tour of the White Pass Summit and beyond to Canadian Yukon border by Mini-Bus
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Yukon Suspension Bridge Crossing, restrooms, snack bar and gift shop onsite

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meal or snack (available for purchase)


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment