Friday, 30 May 2014

Skagway Alaska

In this last instalment of our Skagway Alaska visit I wanted to show you the location of the dock where all of the cruise ships that arrive port.
The dock is located just a few blocks from Skagway's downtown area.

You can tell from this map that Skagway is at the very end of the Inside Passage.
If you do ever visit Skagway the train ride on The White Pass Railroad is a must!
It offers gorgeous scenery.
You will actually see trails that were used during the Gold Rush.
And often times one can spot a herd of sheep grazing on the mountains side.
They offer a short ride (which we usually take), or the extended ride all the way to Carcross Yukon.
What do you think of this for a snow blower?
I might have thought that during the winter months the trains would not be in use, but my son tells me that they have a Santa train.
Elijah said there are many visitors from the Yukon that bring their children down for this event.
From Nov.20th-Dec.31st the city waives it's sales tax charge for shoppers also!
Here is the beautiful boat dock.
It is on the rear side of the Skagway Fish Company where we ate while visiting.
This restaurant is also located along the docks.
It is owned by a friend of my sons and I highly recommend the breakfast there!
In 1997 The Centennial Statue was erected to commemorate Skagway's 100th year.
S-K-A-Q-U-A in Tlingit means 'windy place'.
For more details of Skaways history click here.
You need never fear of getting lost in Skagway, just follow the sign!
This concludes my Skagway Alaska tour.
It is only a drop in the bucket of all the wonders of this beautiful little village.
Because our son lives here, we have visited Skagway at least six times, so I try not to take repeat photos.
Later I may do a post with photos from our former visits.
I hope you've enjoyed the small tour!








  1. Kimberly, Some of the building look like those of the old west. Beautiful scenery for sure. Kep enjoying your time. xoxo,Susie

  2. Loved every minute of it! Really very beautiful,..


  3. Very cool photos, the town looks like it would be interesting to explore!

  4. I enjoyed the tour! It's beautiful there and I'm adding it to my bucket list. Have a nice weekend!

  5. Ok Kimberly,
    I am catching up from being on vacation myself to your beautiful post on Alaska. Gorgeous pictures.

  6. that is a great place ti visit, for sure, never saw a snow blower like that! I'm glad you are enjoying yourself!

  7. Beautiful, in the South Island there are snow blowers for the train tracks,. Your Skagway pictorial story is wonderful, and I can surely see many of us wanting to visit. Hugs, Jean.

  8. I need to go back and read the rest of the "tour". That is amazing, Kimberly. What a great place to visit. Amazing scenery and I love to see how different areas "live". xo Diana

  9. beautiful. I can only dream of such beauty..thanks for sharing. Blessings

  10. What beauty! And, apparently, there are things to do and places to go. Wonderful tour, Kim!

  11. I love Skagway! Thanks for the tour!

  12. So beautiful, Kimberly. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I can see why you love it there.

  13. Thanks for the updates on your travels. What a beautiful country! Our Alaskan cruise is about 5 weeks away and I can't wait! We were going to Skagway but booked a different cruise that goes to Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan. Have a good weekend!

  14. I'm sure your son and family love having you all nearby for awhile... Skagway must be a gorgeous place. I've heard so much about it. One of these days, we will get to Alaska.


  15. It has been on my list of places to go for a long time. It is such a beautiful place. I would like to see your other pictures.

  16. I've been catching up with your Skagway posts, beautiful there!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. I just loved seeing ALL of this! Such a beautiful, beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it all with us! Hope your day is a good one!

  18. I loved it! Your photos sure did bring back memories of our visit in 1996. We took a small boat cruise and this town was one of the stops. Mr. Jim bought me a necklace pendant and earrings with gold flakes at a jewelry store on the main road thru town. The were for my birthday that year. And we took the train ride too. Such fun!

  19. Thank you for sharing. I do love all the tours you share with us. :-)

  20. What an amazing trip. You captured some wonderful memories in your pictures.

  21. doing some catching up -- looking at your past post and this one today..It all makes me want to be there - go there and there -- great details - like that about you -- thanks for sharing --
    Lovely photos... keep safe!


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