Sled Dog Adventure and Pan for Gold in the Yukon

Outdoor Activities in Skagway

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Start in town or at your ship on this 4.5 hour adventure. Board our 15 to 25 passenger mini coach to explore the White Pass elevation 3292 feet all the way to the Yukon. With stops to get out and see amazing Waterfalls up to 3000 feet tall, Azure Glaciers, Alpine Valleys, Snow Capped Mountains and huge Mountain Lakes. Your Guide will tell you gold rush stories, lots of history, and information about the Plants and animals in this wild and beautiful land. This is your best chance for wild life viewing in Skagway. The Sled Dog Adventure takes place in a remote portion of Canada. Play with the puppies while learning what a mushers life is all about.  On this 20 minute ride you will be amazed by the dogs power, grace and love for running as you fly up and down through this alpine wilderness. Enjoy the experience of panning for REAL gold and the thrill of finding those little shiny gold pieces.
Pickup starts 15 min prior to the departure times. We have 3 different docks and town to pick up at so please be ready so we will be able to get started on time. Stops are weather dependent and include waterfalls, historic sights, glaciers, alpine valleys, and breath taking views. We will stop where possible for any wild life along the way which could include bears, sheep, goats, marmots and lots more. Take a picture with the welcome to Alaska sign and the Yukon sign. Sled Dog adventure includes a petting yard for the puppies and a Yukon Mushing expert narration on the life of a musher. The vehicle the dogs pull is a side by side four wheeler that seats 5 with room for 2 to stand in the back. In order not to over tax the dogs this type of vehicle allows the musher to help the team up hills and good braking system for the down hills but the dogs do most of the pulling along the way. Your guide will instruct you on how to pan and provide a pan with pay dirt for you to try your luck. With a little help from us all our gold miners strike it rich and get to take gold back to show your friends. We can drop you off at the end of your tour at your ship or in town to enjoy our historic buildings and shopping.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Clean well maintained mini bus
  • Breathtaking views
  • Good time for all

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks available upon request

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
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