Skagway Alaska is frequently the third stop on a northbound inside passage cruise.
to be the Goldrush gateway of 1898, Skagway is situated on the upper
end of the Lynn Canal. This important port is the northernmost
ice-free, deep-water port in North America, and serves as a
year-round transportation center between Alaska, the Yukon, Northern
British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Europe.
is also the southernmost port on the Alaskan Panhandle with good
access to land traffic, making it not only a popular cruising port
but a favorite connection for RVers.
of it's history the downtown area of Skagway Alaska has a colorful,
goldrush flavor. The main street of Broadway is lined with decorative
false-front shops, wooden sidewalks, locals in period costumes and
restored buildings, all adding to the early 1900s appeal.
Every year from October to February, the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a gathering place for more than 3000 eagles as they feed on spawning salmon along the Chilkat, Klehini and Tsirku Rivers.
unusual winter extension of the spawning season occurs because of an
influx of warm water through the Chilkat River and yields perhaps the prime viewing spot for bald eagles in North America.
The Haines Highway offers the best access to the area.
Alaska Bald Eagle
takes place in the Haines area and is hosted by the American Bald
Eagle Foundation Natural History Museum. This premier week-long event
features bus tours to the feeding area, feeding sessions, natural
history presentations, photography workshops, skilled artisans,
speakers, music, local culture, and much more.
One of the highlights of the festival is the release of one or more rehabilitated eagles. Other festival activities include a photo contest, guided eagle tours, banquets and auctions. Many of these activities are included in the festival registration price.
The White Pass Train Tour is one of the best known and most highly rated attractions accessible from the Skagway Alaska area. Built at the turn of the 20th century and fuelled by the Goldrush frenzy, the Pass construction is a tale of severe struggle and loss of life. Once the gold fervor subsided it's commercial value came to an end. The White Pass Train Tour hence has become a way of partaking some intriguing history and the route's magnificent scenery at the same time.
is Alaska’s only public glassblowing studio where visitors can blow
their own glass art, in a pristine garden setting. Definitely worth
Lower Reid Falls
are an alluring waterscape located on a path that includes the Gold
Rush Graveyard. A picturesque walk with a low level of difficulty.
just off Dewey Creek, Klondike
Gold Rush National Historical Park
is a preserve of trails, landscapes, artifacts, historic structures
and stories of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898. Learn about the
Gold Rush and it's artifacts, discover the wildlife and foliage of
the park, and even earn your Junior Ranger or Deputy Ranger Badge.
interesting day hikes
can begin at Skagway including the Gold
Rush Cemetery and
Lower Reid Falls,
the Chilkoot Trail, Sturgill's Landing, Icy Lake and Upper Reid
Falls, Lower Dewey Lake, and Yakutania Point. See the National Parks
Service (NPS) website for details.
can choose between the Skagway Museum and Archives, the Trail of '98
Museum, and Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History.
of course there is an excursion for just about any activity of choice
in Skagway Alaska.