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

Sku: TT11

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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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54 reviews for Bennett Lake Scenic Journey

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bennett LakeLoved this excursion and the tour guides were awesome. We went on Sept. 4th and it was beautiful.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Essential tour! Perfect dayWe had the perfect sunny day for this trip which provided us with some amazing photos!
    We were introduced to our bus driver, Brian, before we even got on the train and we were given instructions on where to meet him for the bus ride back.
    I hear that the information given on the train was great, however, I spent almost the whole ride on the platform enjoying the sites and refreshing air. I knew when things were coming up as everyone would run out to the platform lol.
    We got to take a 5-minute walk on the Chilkoot Trail at Bennett Lake to get some great pictures up top.
    There was some time in Carcross to shop and stamp our passports, I chose the moose stamp.
    The bus ride back was great; we had time to take a much-needed nap and Brian took us to some great spots for tourist pictures (Yukon and Alaska signs) and even took the pictures!
    This tour is definitely a must for anyone going to Skagway!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    A must do in Skagway!We both agree this was our favorite excursion that we went on in Alaska. The views from the train are something I have never seen before first-hand, and the tour guide did an excellent job of keeping our interest throughout the trip with interesting facts and history about the land.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Excellent Tour with Beautiful ViewsWe had a wonderful time on our tour to Carcross, Yukon! The sun was shining and Bennett Lake was still like glass - we were so fortunate! The team on the 7:30 AM departure train and bus driver, Brian, took great care of us and offered entertaining and interesting commentary throughout the tour. There were opportunities to get to walk around at Bennett Lake and in Carcross. Our bus driver stopped along the road so we could take photographs and try the natural spring water from Bridal Veil waterfalls.

    Lunch was a packed box with a real turkey sandwich (not deli meat), grapes, cheese, sausage, chips, and a chocolate chip cookie/bar. It was the perfect size and served at the perfect time. You are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks on board.

    Outstanding day!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Rail/Bus TourPlanned this excursion outside of the cruise schedules...
    This trip was was totally amazing and I loved hearing about all the history along the rail. The lunch provided on the train was very tasty. We also had access to all the bottled water we liked which was nice.

    The driver, Mike, met us prior to the train trip to explain the day's plan....everything well organized. Great driver on the trip home...full of local info with good background knowledge of the area. Mike made sure to stop as much as he could to show us all the amazing sites.

    Great day...thoroughly enjoyed by my entire group.

    Make sure you factor in walking time from ship to train station to start the morning, but the driver will return you to the ship after the tour if you like.

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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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