Bennett has always been an important stop for the WP&YR. Trains traveling north and south meet here, exchange crews, and enjoy some free-time.
The 45 minute layover at Bennett offers passengers to take self-guided walking tour of the historic gold rush site. At the end of the layover, passengers will re-board their train and continue on to Carcross. You will be given your lunch which will be a hearty turkey sandwich with chips, side and dessert (vegetarian and gluten free meals are available upon request).
For 27 miles, the railroad follows the east shore of this beautiful mountain lake. On the opposite side, the mountains rise steeply out of the water to a height of over 5,000 feet.
At the foot of Lake Bennett is Carcross, historically known as “Caribou Crossing.” The Carcross Station, situated on the edge of the lake, was built in 1910 and is a designated Heritage Railway Station.
Once at Carcross, passengers are transferred to a comfortable tour vehicle for a visit to Emerald Lake, the most photographed lake in the Yukon Territory.
During the return trip to Skagway, you'll be entertained by professional guides who will share their amusing stories of local lore and captivating tales of the Gold Rush Era.
With stops all along the way, there will be ample opportunities for photo enthusiasts to view and capture the unparalleled beauty of cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, majestic mountains, glaciers, historic sites, and panoramic vistas.
Since this excursion enters Canada, all passengers must bring their passport or passport card.
Departures: 08:20 AM, 09:20 AM, 07:20 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - A boxed lunch is included in the price of this tour.
- Each heated passenger coach has large viewing windows and a restroom.
- Limited gifts and memorabilia are available for purchase on the train, however, beverages and snacks are not available.