Skagway

Alaska

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Skagway, Alaska

In a single year from 1896 to 1897, this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travellers come in search of other riches - to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Skagway
    Ship will DOCK at this port
  • Time Zone
    AKST (Alaska Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -8 hours
  • Language
    All locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Hand-painted gold-mining pans and native crafts.
    Shop local gifts from Skagway here or explore our Shopping Guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions available for sightseeing, railway, gold fields, glaciers and more! Taxis, buses, and bicycles available.
    • Famous For
      Skagway is famous for the discovery of gold in the late 1800's. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park is not to be missed.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Skagway is named after the native word for "Windy Place"
    • Tip
      With so much to do, make sure you plan ahead! Read 6 Things Not to Miss on Your Next Alaska Holiday.

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