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Skagway White Pass Bennett Lake Adventure Excursion Reviews

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Step back in time as you explore this abandoned, gold rush town on a self-guided walking tour.


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White Pass Scenic RR
Low clouds limited the otherwise expansive views from parts of this historic route to White Pass. The train passes over trestles and through tunnels along the original route conceived and built at the end of the Klondike Gold Rush. Be sure to sit on the left side if ascending, right side when descending. Pictures are also possible from the platforms so try to sit near either end of the car. The Canadian Customs passport inspection delays boarding of the bus if you're continuing on to Bennett Lake. The bus portion (not included in all excursions) really rounds out the experience and is highly recommended.

Yukon Expedition
With stops at Bennett Lake in Carcross and the Carcross Desert, as well as other scenic outlooks, this portion of the trip made up for the limited views from the train. The lunch stop at the Caribou Crossing Trading Post was nothing special but the separate ice cream parlor was good. The museum featured stuffed indigenous wildlife including a mastodon and a buffalo being attacked by two mountain lions. Carcross had an informative visitor center and I regretted not being able to spend more time here. If there's a next time, I'll rent a car and drive there myself!

Provider: Princess Cruises


1 review

We both did this tour. Our tour bus driver was friendly and knowledable. The train was fun! It was an all day ride, stopping at Bennet Lake for lunch. Its a beautiful ride, Bennett Lake is very pretty, our tour guide was great! It was a very fun day. We would do this again sometime, and highly recommend it to others.

Provider: Princess Cruises


1 review

Chilkoot Charters and Tours provided a great Bennett Scenic Journey.

Provider: Independent Operator


3 reviews

We sat in a parking lot for a while, (Princess was not very organied) then were called to a bus that was nearly full and driven to Carcross in the Yukon, the bus windoiws fogged up, so there wasn't much scenery to see, when we arrived in Carcross, there was no time to see the town, we had to get right on the train.
The train ride was really good, it had less to do with Princess and more to do with how well the train was run.
The busride was bad, foggy windows, and nobody telling us what to expect (the people who booked the tour were all freaking out when they announced on the train that they would be collecting tickets (a small thing, but the people running this tour should have told us this, and that the train would be stopping for lunch).

Provider: Princess Cruises

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