Bennett Lake Scenic Journey with Alaska Shore Tours
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  • Bennett Lake Scenic Journey
  • Bennett Lake Scenic Journey
  • Bennett Lake Scenic Journey
  • Bennett Lake Scenic Journey
  • Bennett Lake Scenic Journey


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Bennett Lake Scenic Journey


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Mon - Sat 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All aboard for one of the world’s most famous scenic train journeys! Travel the same route that the Klondike stampeders used during the gold rush of 1898 aboard the historic White Pass train! You’ll travel in a vintage carriage from Skagway all the way to Canada’s Yukon Territory on the Bennett Lake Scenic Journey. Your route on this classic Skagway train journey covers 67.5 miles to the town of Carcross in the Yukon, passing through a wonderland of snow-capped peaks, towering forests, crystal lakes, and cascading waterfalls. Along the way you’ll stop off at the 1903 Bennett Station for a browse through the historic White Pass Museum and a walking tour of the historic gold rush townsite, followed by a hearty lunch back on-board as the train travels beside the placid beauty of Lake Bennett toward Carcross. Meet your guide at the Carcross train depot to continue along the scenic Klondike Highway for a different viewpoint on your return journey! Visit sights not accessible from the railroad such as Emerald Lake and Carcross Desert before returning to Skagway.

This exclusive Skagway train journey goes further into the Yukon Territory than most other White Pass train excursions, which only go as far as White Pass Summit. Enter the Southern Lakes Region of Canada as the railroad wraps around a remote section of Bennett Lake not accessible by any other way. This exclusive journey is Tuesday through Saturday, but limited seating means it’s advisable to book early. This fantastic scenic train journey is a chance to experience areas of incredible natural beauty that are otherwise only accessible by hiking the famous Chilkoot Trail. It’s an epic all-day adventure that is truly unforgettable! The 7:45 a.m. departures begin with the train first and the Klondike highway second while the 9:45 a.m. departures operate in reverse order.


Looking for an even more private and customizable extended tour? You may want to explore our Private Bennett Lake Scenic Journey or Private Emerald Lake Tour.

8 Hours Duration

Ventures further along the track

White Pass Railroad

Rich history paired with scenic views

Food Provided

Lunch served on board the train

Passports Required

Enters beautiful Yukon Territory, CA




Family-friendly, Staff Pick, Town Tours


7 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate


Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


This tour has a moderate level of activity. This particular train is not equipped with wheelchair access so participants must be able to walk up and down a few steps.

Cancellation Policy

In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour., Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty., Including 'Flex Cancel' allows refunds up until 24-hours before the tour., Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure (or within 24-hours with 'Flex Cancel') are nonrefundable.

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28 reviews for Bennett Lake Scenic Journey

  1. 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed it immensely!The train ride was wonderful. Beautiful scenery and the train staff was great about pointing out all the unique features along the route, as well as some interesting stories about some of the historical characters involved in the Klondike Gold Rush. Lunch was better than expected.
    We were able to spend about 30 minutes in Carcross, but several shops were closed. The trip to Emerald Lake and back to Skagway was as good as the train ride up. Our bus driver, James, was so engaging! He is an awesome story teller. He was happy to stop and let us take photos, even offering to take photos of couples, etc. Definitely recommend this tour!

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  2. 4 out of 5

    Amazing SceneryThe train was in excellent condition and a lot of fun. The journey up to the Whitepass summit was excellent.

    The scenery throughout the journey was amazing. It would be good if the train had speakers out on the platforms as well. Had to choose between hearing the commentary, or being outside to take better pictures.

    Bennett Lake was a wonderful extension from what the summit trip would have provided. Would have preferred a bit longer in Carcross (at least another 15 minutes). The time provided was inadequate to do anything. Only managed to stick my head in one shop. We got back almost a half hour early, so wondered if the bus driver rushed the departure.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    A Don't Miss!Excellent tour of scenic beauty and historic events. The train is comfortable and relaxing and there isn't a bad seat. The box lunch provided on the 8 hour bus/train trip was very good! Ample amounts of bottled water provided. Great way to spend a day in Skagway.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Simply Amazing!I would recommend this train trip to anyone. We had so much fun. The people were so knowledgeable and friendly. We saw wild life, waterfalls, and traveling into the Yukon was great! Go you won't be disappointed.

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  5. 4 out of 5

    White Pass Yukon tripWe enjoyed this trip very much. We were a little cramped all into one train compartment even though another one was completely empty . Not sure why?
    The scenery was spectacular & the history lesson was informative. If doing it again, I would sit on the left-hand side as that was where all the views were. On the right side was mostly up close and personal with the rock faces - and I do mean very close - sometimes within inches! hahaha
    The box lunch unfortunately would have been pretty good, except the tomatoes were still frozen in the sandwich and the pasta salad was hard, probably still frozen too, but it was palatable. Lots of choices of food in my box lunch though.
    The stops made on the journey were a bit too short - Bennett Lake - the highlight - was only 30 mins long and that wasn't enough to go for the walk that was described to us that we could do - it was a 45 min walk so that was out.
    The coach ride back was very nice and the driver gave us lots of info along the way which made it go by quickly as well as picture taking opportunities!
    Would I recommend this trip - probably, but I felt it was a bit pricey for what it was. Considering the economy and this excursion only runs for a short period of time during the year, I understand the company needs to cover all costs, but we don't normally spend that kind of money for scenery opportunities, but then again it's Alaska!

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    How long is this excursion?

    Answer: This Skagway shore excursion lasts approximately 8 hours from start to finish, encompassing a full-day tour. Lunch is included on the train, and there is a little free time in Carcross, Yukon for shopping and exploring.

    Our ship arrives at 7:00 a.m. - will we have time to make this tour?

    Answer: Yes! Actually, most ships coming into Skagway throughout the summer share a 7:00 a.m. port time and in many ways the 7:45 a.m. departure is geared towards guests arriving at 7:00 a.m. Just be prepared to disembark early or on time and there shouldn't be any problems making it to the meeting location on time.

    What is the lunch?

    Answer: On each departure, a lunch is served on board the train between the Bennett Station House and Carcross. It is a hearty boxed lunch consisting of a sandwich, chips, side, and dessert.

    Where do we meet for this tour, at the train?

    Answer: Participants must check-in at the White Pass depot office to obtain tickets for this tour.

    Why are passports required for this tour?

    Answer: This tour enters Canada’s Yukon Territory and passports will be required to go through the Canadian customs post, as well as to re-enter the United States. Passports are required for all adults and children accompanying parents should have an original or certified copy of birth certificate or a passport. If one or both parents are not traveling with the child, a notarized letter of authorization from the absent parent(s) is also necessary to cross into Canada. Every passenger should be informed of the requirements on your confirmation form. If passengers show up for the tour without the proper ID, they will not be allowed to board. While we will attempt to accommodate passengers lacking identification, there is no guarantee that suitable arrangements can be made, and no refund will be given under these circumstances. Passengers with felonies, DUI, or criminal charges are not allowed entry into Canada.

    What times are the departures?

    Answer: The departure times for all of our excursions vary by the day. Please check the sidebar to the right for availability information.

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