This tour combines a trip to the White Pass Summit, a visit to the Yukon Suspension Bridge, and Gold Panning. Travel by motorcoach for a narrated trip 3,290 feet above sea level. Visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge and learn more about how early settlers survived in this harsh environment. Highlight your tour by panning for gold in warm-water troughs at the Klondike Gold Fields where gold is guaranteed and kids receive a treasure map to explore the gold secrets of the Klondike Goldfields. Bring your passport.
Your journey begins with a tour viewing Skagway’s historic downtown area filled with wooden boardwalks and false fronted buildings as your driver/guide shares stories about the famous and foolhardy who lived in Skagway during the gold rush. Travel 3,290 feet above sea level to the infamous White Pass Summit, which runs parallel to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. While following in the footsteps of early gold seekers, you will see the historical areas of Brackett Wagon Road, Pitch Fork Falls, Dead Horse Gulch and the infamous Tormented Valley.
Visit the Yukon Suspension Bridge at Tutshi Canyon, where within a few steps the beauty of this remarkable landscape will inspire you. View three-dimensional interpretive displays detailing the history of the area. Let the exhilarating experience of crossing the suspension bridge, 57-feet above a class four and five river, take your breath away. On your return trip back into Skagway, you will make a visit to the Klondike Gold Dredge. Meet a cast of costumed characters for fun and a chance to find your fortune! Learn the art of gold panning and practice your technique in warm-water troughs. Gold is guaranteed in every pan! Kids receive a map detailing an adventure to fine the gold secrets located at the Klondike Goldfields. Your tour ends in Skagway where your drive/guide can drop you in town or take you back to the pier.
Since this excursion crosses the US/Canadian border, all participants are required to carry their passport, and visa if required. Written consent is required for children traveling into Canada without both parents.
Due to climatic changes, no guarantee is given for the views available at any given time. This tour may operate in reverse.