Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska (Pt. 2)

If you ever get the chance to drive from Whitehorse, Yukon to Skagway, Alaska, DO IT!Β It’s about a three-hour drive each way (176 km), surrounded by a canvas of rockies and black fertile ground.

For us, we started our road trip with some snowy conditions, and heavy cloud coverage, but by 11 a.m., when we were about 15 km past Carcross, the sky opened up – beautiful, vibrant blue and grand white mountains.

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The drive takes you along the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse, through Fraser, British Columbia, back through the Yukon and finally, to Skagway, Alaska. While adventuring, you’ll see the ruins of the Venus Mine, the headwaters of the Yukon River, several glaciers, waterfalls, and the White Pass Railway and Trail.

NOTE: You’ll also encounter at least twoΒ avalanche zones — so be sure to check the weather conditions and border services before heading out.

But quite possibly the most SPEECHLESSΒ site was the drive back. We stopped by Carcross (formerly Caribou Crossing), when we were greeted by the unreal mountainous-mirrored view of Lake Bennett.


No words.

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My outerwear for this trip is proudly sponsored by SAIL. Follow my adventures on sail.ca.

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  1. Beautiful, stunning photos! What a breath- taking place! I will continue to follow your ” Great White North ” adventure. πŸ™‚

  2. Guess what! I’ve been to Skagway (on an Inland Passage cruise) πŸ™‚ But the rest of it, is new to me. And is that your dad? He’s gorgeous! Did I ever tell you I have a bother named Bennett (who sadly died of a heart attack in 1996 at the age of 47). I love that name (a family name for me).

    1. I have heard many great things about the cruises near Skagway, they also offer day ones during the summer which my cousins are planning on doing! I am excited for them!

      And Bennett is a beautiful name. Your brother must have been a great guy … I know this because you are incredibly kind. Thanks for sharing that, Ginnie.

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