Skagway Tourism

Skagway /ˈskæɡweɪ/ is a first-class borough in Alaska on the Alaska Panhandle. As of the 2010 census, the population was 920. Estimates put the 2015 population at 1,057 people. The population doubles in the summer tourist season in order to deal with more than 900,000 visitors. It was formerly a city (urban Skagway located at 59°27′30″N 135°18′50″W / 59.45833°N 135.31389°W) first incorporated in 1900 that was re-incorporated as a borough on June 25, 2007. The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is a big part of the business of Skagway. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is now in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months. Skagway is also part of the setting for Jack London's book The Call of the Wild and for Joe Haldeman's novel Guardian. Skagway is derived from shԍagéi, a Tlingit idiom which figuratively refers to rough seas in the Taiya Inlet, that are caused by strong north winds. (See, “Etymology and the Mythical Stone Woman,” below.)


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  • Save 4% Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon
    Skagway Shore Excursion: Full-Day Tour of the Yukon325 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins

    Enjoy your port time in Skagway enjoying a full-day shore excursion by mini-bus into the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territor...

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  • Save 4% Sled Dog Adventure and Pan for Gold in the Yukon
    Sled Dog Adventure and Pan for Gold in the Yukon36 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

    Start in town or at your ship on this 4.5 hour adventure. Board our 15 to 25 passenger mini bus to explore the White Pass ele...

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  • Save 7% Skagway Shore Excursion: Yukon Discovery Tour
    Skagway Shore Excursion: Yukon Discovery TourNew on TripHobo3 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Take the ultimate Yukon experience with the Yukon Discovery Tour! Drive through the White Pass and into Canada and the Yukon ...

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  • Save 4% White Pass Deluxe Tour from Skagway
    White Pass Deluxe Tour from Skagway86 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Join a 3-hour highlights tour of Skagway with a knowledgeable guide. Hear stories from the Gold Rush and see amazing waterfal...

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