We just did the basic 3.5-hour White Pass Railway up and back. There are several versions of the train ride; some that include a bus ride further into Yukon Territory for a full 8-hour tour, and some that add on shorter things. I’m sure all are good! We LOVED the train ride, and consider it a MUST for anyone going there, especially for the first time. Our commentator was excellent, the scenery was AMAZING, and we saw two bears; one on our way up and one on our way back! Everyone had said to sit on the left side going up (the right-hand side is closer to the mountain), and they were correct (get in line early for this!). You’ll switch sides going back down (the seats flip over to face the other way), but it travels down much more quickly than it did going up. You are also able to stand between the cars and take photos, which I did going up. We chose a back seat in our car for easier access to windows and outside, which then had us in the front on our way back. There are no snacks on this train ride, so make sure to eat ahead of time and/or bring snacks. There is free bottled water for everyone.
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