Skagway, Alaska, US
Alpine Lake Kayak & White Pass Rail Experience
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Approximately 5 Hours
Ride the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad and explore the crystal clear waters of a glacially carved lake by kayak.
Your adventure begins aboard a Scenic Railroad of the World, whose route is carved out of the rugged Coastal Mountains. This ride is truly unforgettable, complete with stunning views of waterfalls, trestles, mountains, glaciers and the original Trail of '98. Experience the beauty of the wilds of northern British Columbia at the White Pass Summit before disembarking at Lake Bernard.
The kayaking portion begins with a gear grab and instruction in the use of stable, state-of-the-art, two-person kayaks. Paddle across the cold, pristine waters that stampeders plied more than 100 years ago in search of gold and riches in the Yukon. Take in unobstructed views of snow-capped mountains that rise in all directions. Your experienced, knowledgeable and professional guide will answer your questions about the gold rush, natural history, flora, and fauna. Watch for bears, mountain goats, caribou and eagles amid the alpine terrain of the Tormented Valley.
After paddling, enjoy a light snack before boarding a motor coach for your return to Skagway. Your driver also provides narration of the history and scenery of the route down the Klondike Highway.
This adventure crosses the US/Canadian border; US and Canadian citizens must carry a passport and ship ID. All other nationalities must have a valid passport, visa and ship ID. Minimum age is 9 years. Girth limit is a 44-inch waist. Minimum height is 4 feet 8 inches; maximum height is 6'4". Participants must be physically fit and active. Wildlife sightings are possible but are not guaranteed. Tour operates after the lake thaws -- usually the first week of June. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.