- May availability only!
This trip combines an exquisite rail journey aboard the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway with a wilderness snowshoe hike toward the magnificent Laughton Glacier.
Wilderness snowshoe trek!
What to bring: PASSPORT, closed-toe shoes, dress in layers as temperatures range between 50-75 degrees.
Recommended: Hiking boots or shoes with ankle support are recommended, but walking or athletic shoes are acceptable.
Activity Times: Hiking: About 4 hours; Train: 1 hour 50 minutes
This trip combines a train ride aboard the Historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway with a wilderness Snowshoe trek in the stunning alpine terrain that characterizes the upper reaches of the Tormented Valley, in northern British Columbia.
The first leg of your adventure is aboard “The Scenic Railway of the World” for a 1.5-hour rail journey up and over the White Pass Summit, complete with waterfalls, rushing rivers, trestles, and tunnels as you trace portions of the original trail of ’98.
After arriving at the trailhead and gearing up, you will discover many excellent photo opportunities as your snowshoe adventure progresses, and you travel over the pristine white blanket of snow that covers the glacially carved landscape, accompanied by your experienced, knowledgeable and professional guide.
Your thoroughly narrated tour will enlighten you on the natural history, geography, geology, and the unique Klondike Gold Rush history of the region.
You will enjoy expansive, wide open views of snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and the rugged terrain the stampeders endured over 110 years ago during the Klondike Gold Rush. Be on the lookout for wildlife as bear, moose, mountain goats, wolves, and caribou all call this area home.
Upon returning to the trailhead, you will enjoy Packer Expeditions traditional cooler of “Backcountry Delights,” complete with beverages and snacks.
You’ll get back on the train to Fraser, British Columbia where you meet a motor coach for your ride down the Klondike Highway back to Skagway. Your hiking guides will be with you the entire trip to share gold rush history and to answer any other questions you may have. You can count on exceptional customer service, as there are never more than six guests per guide!
Note: No previous snowshoeing experience is required. Waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support are recommended. “Neos” overboots provided if needed. This is a wilderness hike over uneven and sometimes difficult terrain. The trip will cover three to five miles.
7:30 a.m. Departure
9:15 a.m. Departure
NOTE: This is a seasonal tour that typically runs only in May and sometimes early June. The exact date when there is not enough snow to do this safely varies from year to year. The following cruise lines offer the Alpine Snowshoe and White Pass Railway Adventure (possibly by a slightly different name):
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