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White Pass Summit and City Tour with Alaska Shore Tours
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour
  • White Pass Summit and City Tour


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White Pass Summit & City Tour


2 ½ Hour Duration

From pick-up to drop-off

Great Scenery

Gain roughly 3,292 feet on the scenic Klondike Hwy

Family Friendly

Suitable for all ages and abilities


For crossing the Canadian border

Some of the best shore excursions in Alaska are budget-friendly tours suitable for the entire family. Take this one, for example! One of the best-reviewed and most popular of our Skagway tours is the White Pass Summit and City Tour, which showcases all the local highlights in 2 ½ enjoyable hours. On the White Pass Summit and City Tour, you’ll first explore historic Skagway, receiving a great overview of the town with narration from a knowledgeable local guide, before heading up the Klondike Highway to White Pass Summit. On this spectacular scenic drive you’ll pass through stunning alpine scenery: snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, misty white waterfalls, and crystal mountain lakes. You’ll also make stops at points of historic interest along the Gold Rush Trail of 1898, including Brackett Wagon Road, Pitchfork Falls, Moore Creek Bridge, and overlooks above the WP & YR railroad. After reaching White Pass Summit at 3292 feet above sea level, you’ll pass through the sub-arctic alpine tundra of the “Tormented Valley” and beside the crystal blue waters of Summit Lake before stopping for a photo opportunity at the famous ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Wildlife sightings are common on this tour, so be ready with your camera when grizzlies appear!

This popular White Pass Summit and City Tour is not available through the cruise lines. Unlike the cruise line tours that depart in 45-passenger buses, this outing is strictly local, with between 13-32 passengers aboard a comfortable mini-coach with large viewing windows. At a convenient 2 ½ hours, this tour also gives you ample time to spend some extra hours exploring Skagway; you’ll have time to do some shopping or even to add another unforgettable experience to your itinerary, such as a ziplining, dogsledding, or horseriding. If you’re searching for a comfortable, budget-friendly, and family-appropriate excursion into the wilderness, the White Pass Summit and City Tour is no doubt one of the best shore excursions in Alaska!


Looking for a longer or more customizable tour into the wilderness? You may want to check out one of our private tours, like the Private White Pass Summit Tour or the Private Emerald Lake Tour. They’re some of the most exclusive and best shore excursions in Alaska!




Limited Mobility, Town Tours


2 ½ hours

Adult Rate


Child Rate

$49 (ages 3-12)

Infant Rate

Free (2 and under)

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to participate on this tour.


The activity level of this tour is easy/moderate. Guests must be able to walk up and down a few steps to board the bus. There are opportunities to walk around at designated areas.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    What type of vehicles are used?

    Answer: For this particular tour comfortable custom mini-coaches are provided, with a 14-to-28 passenger capacity. All feature large touring windows, bucket seats and PA systems for the guide to communicate along the way.

    Are there photo opportunities?

    Answer: Yes! There are opportunities and pull-outs along the way to get off the bus and take pictures.

    Will we see wildlife?

    Answer: Typically, of all the different Skagway tours, the Yukon Day Trips have the highest occurrence of wildlife sightings. There are no guarantees for wildlife sightings but definitely bring your camera!

    Why are passports required for this tour?

    Answer: This tour enters Canada 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 16 or older. Children 15 and under should have an original or certified copy or 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. Some nationalities may also require a Canada and/or USA Visa. (Single-entry is acceptable). Please bring all original documentation, no copies are allowed. 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.

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