23 May 2013
If you're intrigued by the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 19th century, Skagway offers a spectacular rail journey that brings to life that fascinating period.
The White Pass Scenic Railway adventure traces a route through the Coast Mountains between Alaska and British Columbia. It's a route that was followed by many intrepid prospectors who ultimately hoped to reach the Yukon River, where they could then float down to the Klondike gold fields.
It's an amazing story that is narrated while you're journeying in the comfort of your vintage rail car, taking in breathtaking panoramic vistas of mountains, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites.
Your adventure begins when you board the train in Skagway and travel 20 miles (33 kilometres) to the summit of White Pass -- a 2,865 foot (873 metre) elevation! At the summit, you'll receive a brass ornament certifying your entry into the White Pass Summit Club -- one of Alaska's most elite clubs.
This exciting excursion would make an excellent accompaniment to one of Silversea's luxury Alaska cruises aboard Silver Shadow.