Page 42 - RV Alaska
P. 42

  White Pass & Yukon Route
  and ferry
Marine Highway Ferry System to Skagway and the beginning of Klondike Trail of ‘98.
Travel along the South Klondike Highway to Carcross, a historic, picturesque village situated on the shores of Bennett Lake. Park your rig at the local RV Park and enjoy a scenic rail excursion from Carcross to Bennett, British Columbia.
Whitehorse, the Yukon capital, offers all amenities and is a great stopping point for attractions and museums. Pick up our Whitehorse City Guide for complete listings
of attractions & services including walking trails and detailed maps.
The route covers a wide range of eco-systems—from boreal forest to coastal rainforest to immense icefields.
Haines Junction is situated at the junction of the Haines Road and Alaska Highway.
Kluane National Park and Reserve
has some of the healthiest populations of grizzly bears and
Dall sheep in the world. The park contains over 2,000 glaciers and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From Haines Junction, join up with the scenic Haines Highway to Haines, Alaska, an old U.S. Military outpost. Then onto the Alaska
Photo courtesy of Skagway CVB | Andrew Cremata
  Photo Willeke van den Hoorn
Skagway - A place of history, beauty and adventure
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 over a 100 years ago.
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
  Electric Hook-Ups • Water Hook-Ups • Clean Restrooms Showers • Caravans & Big Rigs Welcome
  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.
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.
    Skagway, with a population of around 1,000, is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, 103 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon.
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
Bove Island, South Klondike Highway
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!
TOLL FREE: 1-844-983-3884 PHONE: 907-983-3884
  Stroll out to Yakutania Point.
Hike to Lower Dewey Lake or A.B. Mountain Trail.
Relax in Molly Walsh or Pullen Creek Park.
Stop and smell the fragrance of the many beautiful flowers in Alaska’s Garden City.
Photograph the McCabe / City Hall building.
Watch salmon spawn in August at Pullen Creek.
Drive or walk to the lookout on Dyea Road.
Take a tour of the Dyea Townsite Bushwhack led by the National Park Service.
Visit the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center at the corner of 2nd and Broadway.
View historic films at the National Park Service theater.
Enjoy a walking tour of the Historic District with the National Park Service ranger.
Explore Broadway and the Skagway Historic District.
Take a break in the local library featuring gold rush books and resource material.
Walk out to the Gold Rush Cemetery and Reid Falls.
Photo courtesy of Skagway CVB | Andrew Cremata

   40   41   42   43   44