• Available June - Sept. Only!

Alpine Lake Kayak & Scenic Rail

Ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

Quick Details

Checkmark What to bring: Closed-toe shoes and PASSPORT

Info Recommended: Comfortable outdoor clothes, personal rain jacket, warm layers

Bookmark Provided: All kayak gear, water, snacks, and hot drinks

Calendar Trip Availability: June – September only

Learn More About Our Alpine Lake Kayaking and White Pass Scenic Railway Tour!

Ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and explore the crystal clear waters of a glacially-carved lake by kayak! The first stage of your adventure will be aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World,” whose route was carved out of the rugged Coastal Mountains.

Your train ride is truly unforgettable, complete with impressive views of waterfalls, trestles, mountains, glaciers and the original “trail of ’98.” You will trace the route the stampeders followed on their way to the goldfields in the late 19th century and experience the beauty of the White Pass summit before entering the broad, open landscape of the wild Canadian Highlands before disembarking at Lake Bernard.

The next stage of your adventure begins with a “gear grab” and instruction in the use of stable, state-of-the-art, two-person kayaks. After being launched by your guides, paddle across the cold, pristine waters that the gold field stampeders plied more than 100 years ago to reach the gold fields of the Yukon.

During the trip, you will enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of stunning alpine wilderness, including snow-capped mountains that rise in all directions. Your experienced, knowledgeable, and professional guide will share with you tales of the gold rush, natural history, flora, and fauna. Watch for bear, mountain goat, caribou, and eagles amid the alpine terrain of the Tormented Valley.

After paddling, enjoy a light snack before boarding a motorcoach for your return to Skagway via the Klondike Highway.

Passport required. Some nationalities may need Visa to enter Canada

Note: Trip may run in reverse order with bus portion first, kayaking, then train back to Skagway.

  • Chevron down Approximate Tour Time Tables
  • 7:10 a.m. Departure (Bus-Kayak-Train)

    • 7:00: Meet guide or Packer representative on the dock.
    • 7:10: Scenic bus ride to Fraser B.C. via the Klondike Highway, waivers signed.
    • 8:05: Gear distribution, safety briefing, and paddling instruction.
    • 8:35: Get into kayaks and paddle on Lake Bernard.
    • 9:35: Arrive at takeout, return gear, enjoy snacks and drinks.
    • 10:00: Board train for scenic rail journey back to Skagway.
    • 12:00: Arrive at White Pass depot in Skagway.

    7:30 a.m. Departure (Train-Kayak-Bus)

    • 7:15: Meet guide or Packer representative on the dock.
    • 7:30: Depart dock and walk to White Pass Depot, 5-10 minutes depending on the dock.
    • 7:45: Train safety briefing, waivers signed.
    • 8:00: Scenic rail journey to Fraser B.C., mile 27.7.
    • 9:45: Greet guides, gear distribution, safety briefing, and paddling instruction.
    • 10:15: Get into kayaks and paddle on Lake Bernard.
    • 11:20: Arrive at takeout, return gear, enjoy snacks and drinks.
    • 11:35: Scenic bus ride to Skagway via Klondike Highway.

    11:30 a.m. Departure (Bus-Kayak-Train)

    • 11:15: Meet guide or Packer representative on the dock.
    • 11:30: Scenic bus ride to Fraser B.C. via the Klondike Highway, waivers signed.
    • 12:30: Gear distribution, safety briefing, and paddling instruction.
    • 1:00: Get into kayaks and paddle on Lake Bernard.
    • 2:00: Arrive at takeout, return gear, enjoy snacks and drinks.
    • 2:30: Board train for scenic rail journey back to Skagway.
    • 4:30: Arrive at White Pass depot in Skagway.

    12:10 p.m. Departure (Train-Kayak-Bus)

    • 12:00: Meet guide or Packer representative on the dock.
    • 12:10: Depart dock and walk to White Pass Depot, 5-10 minutes depending on the dock.
    • 12:20: Train safety briefing, waivers signed.
    • 12:30: Scenic rail journey to Fraser B.C., mile 27.7.
    • 2:15: Greet guides, gear distribution, safety briefing, and paddling instruction.
    • 2:45: Get into kayaks and paddle on Lake Bernard.
    • 3:50: Arrive at takeout, return gear, enjoy snacks and drinks.
    • 4:05: Scenic bus ride to Skagway via Klondike Highway.
  • Chevron down Cruise Lines That Offer This Expedition
  • The following cruise lines offer the Glacier Lake Kayak and Scenic Rail (possibly by a slightly different name):

    The following cruise lines DO NOT offer the Glacier Lake Kayak and Scenic Rail, but it may be possible for you to book it with us, providing there is space available and your port times allow:

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