Population (2016): 1,088
Skagway is Alaska’s first incorporated city and the Gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Nestled at the northernmost reaches of the Inside Passage, the streets are lined with wooden boardwalks and restored buildings, looking much as they did
100 years ago.
Historic Skagway saw tens of thousands of fortune-seeking prospectors during the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. Here, the stampeders piled off steamships, eager to head overland to the Yukon goldfields on the White Pass Trail from Skagway or Chilkoot Trail from nearby Dyea.
Skagway’s history and spectacular natural setting create unparalleled sightseeing and recreation opportunities. Poke around on your own, or select from a variety of commercial tours. Either way, you will be amply rewarded with the sights and activities in and around Skagway.
Skagway is filled with outstanding dining options, abundant shopping, exceptional entertainment and three very fine museums. Many artists have made Skagway home with their work showcased in many of the downtown shops.
Skagway has five churches, one library and one financial institution. There are over 200 hotel/ motel rooms in nine facilities ranging from modern to historical, including four bed & breakfasts. There is parking for 175 recreational vehicles.
For recreation, there are two parks, one recreation center, a playground, bowling, museums, fishing, hiking, boating, camping facilities, ice skating, skiing and snowmobiling. A portion of the Skagway downtown area has been designated as the Skagway Unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park; nearly one million visitors are expected in the summer. Skagway is the embarkation point for the famous Chilkoot and White Pass trails.
Famous for its hospitality, Skagway offers visitors all the amenities they desire for a relaxing, adventurous and unforgettable stay!