Wild Adventure Yukon Tour

Full-Day Tour from Skagway with Emerald Lake

6.5 Hours

Tour Duration


Ages 13+


Ages 3–12

Dock Pick-Up

Cruise Ship Friendly


Exit US » Enter CA

Tour Overview

Alaska cruises are a magical way to experience Alaska & Canada with port stops full of history & culture.   One of the most requested tours is our full day road trip up the Klondike Highway into Carcross, Yukon where guests will get to visit Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing) and Emerald Lake.  This tour also includes our City/Summit Tour where you’ll get to see all of Skagway’s historical sites & scenic overlooks.

This full day tour includes our Skagway City & Summit Tour, with stops and scenic overlooks along the Klondike Highway and into British Columbia’s Tormented Valley, Wild Adventure Yukon (in Carcross), the Carcross Desert, Emerald Lake, Bove Island overlook, a remote beach at Tagish Lake, White Pass Summit, and the Welcome to Alaska & Yukon signs.

While at Wild Adventure Yukon, you’ll be able to explore the grounds at this exciting & fun stop!

– Petting Farm: Get up close and personal with an array of different farm animals. These docile creatures love the attention and kids will be thrilled with the chance to hand-feed the variety of animals!

– Wildlife Gallery: Take a humbling stroll among the creatures of Yukon’s past and present that include steppe bison, a record polar bear, monster moose and wooly mammoth.

– Meet the puppies & dogs of the Yukon: When our sled dog breeding program is taking a break, we work with the Whitehorse Humane Society to assist with fostering puppies as they wait for the “fur-ever” home. This allows for incredible social opportunities for the pups before being adopted and a wonderful guest experience as well!

– Family style BBQ lunch:  Homestyle BBQ chicken prepared fresh daily, roasted potatoes, homemade coleslaw, and Granny’s famous homemade donuts, with rolls, butter, coffee and tea. Soda, Yukon Craft Beer, Cidar and Wine available for purchase.

– Gift Shop: Find that unique and authentic Yukon gift or art piece! Browse our extensive collection of local, Yukon-made art and of course our Yukon plaid theme.

For Additional Fun (and fee):

– Dog Cart Rides: Join the Wild Adventure Yukon team by riding in one of our unique, specially designed 12 passenger motorized training carts! You will experience a thrilling glimpse into team dynamics, social order, and the dog’s passion for running.  Pricing starts at $36 per person.

– Gold Panning: Relive the past with the Klondike Gold Experience as our experienced guides recount the history of the Chilkoot Trail and Klondike Gold Rush as they help to show you proper panning techniques. You keep any gold you find!  Pricing is $16 per person.

 You’ll have plenty of time at Wild Adventure Yukon and have an amazing experience while in Skagway!

Our tour times are coordinated with ship times.  Our team double checks all bookings to ensure you will return to Skagway before your all-aboard!

The Excursion
  • We’ll meet you outside your ship at the 3 major berths in Skagway or at Centennial Park – across from the White Pass Railroad Depot
  • On your way to the sled dog camp, listen to informative commentary from your driver-guide about Skagway and the Gold Rush.
  • Enjoy multiple photo stops and catch memories along the Klondike Highway, including the Welcome to Alaska & Yukon signs and the White Pass Summit.
  • Canadian photo stops include the Carcross Desert & Emerald Lake
  • You’ll cross the border into Canada, so all guests will need an original birth certificate (US/CA residents only) or a passport (see notes below).
  • 75+ minutes at Wild Adventure Yukon.
  • Explore the Wildlife Gallery, Petting Zoo, and Fur-ever home puppies & dogs.
  • Fill your stomach with a family-style bbq lunch (vegetarian option available)
  • Enhance your excursion with upgrades to dog cart ride & gold panning
  • Bus transportation is provided back to the docks at the end of your tour.

Tour time is approximately 6.5 hours.


Our current pricing for this tour:

  • Adults: $139 USD + tax
  • Children aged 2 to 13: $125 USD + tax
  • Group discounts available for parties of 9 or more

Contact us for private charters on this excursion – Skagway Tours has 14, 24, and 42 passenger vehicles.

Skagway Tours prices all experiences in USD.   American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted in our online booking engine (calendar to the right).

Tours must be paid at time of booking.   Tours are non-refundable within 14 days of travel unless you purchase the Klondike Protection Plan or your ship does not make it into port.

What are the dates & times of the tour?

This tour runs during the summer cruise ship season, which is from the 1st week of May until the end of September.  

Most tours depart daily at 10:00AM

Exact dates and times can be viewed on the calendar on the right.

What's included?
  • All transportation is included.
  • Entry to Wild Adventure Yukon (formerly Caribou Crossing)
  • Family style bbq lunch
  • Access to the Petting Farm, Wildlife Gallery, and Puppies
  • Multiple photo stops along the Klondike Highway, including the Welcome to Alaska sign and the White Pass Summit in Alaska;  Welcome to the Yukon Sign, Bove Island overlook, Carcross Desert, and Emerald Lake in Canada.
  • Toddlers and Infants under 2 are free.
Additional Information
  • Additional food & beverages are available at Wild Adventure Yukon (ice cream shop & cafe!).
  • Strollers and folding wheelchairs are welcome. Come a few minutes early and allow extra time for loading and unloading. There are three steps up and onto the bus. Car seats are not required or convenient. Infants may sit on your lap. Less gear to lug around the park!
  • Buses have limited cargo space and cannot store electric scooters or electric wheelchairs.  Newer model collapsable, powered wheelchairs (under 50#s) may be stored in the back of the bus, however we kindly ask that a traveler companion/aid assist our driver-guide in the stowage of the chair.  The City of Skagway does have limited covered space near each berth for motorized chairs.
  • GUESTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES MUST BRING PASSPORTS AND ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION for all tours with our company. Photo copies ARE NOT permitted. Photo ID and birth certificates are not acceptable unless the guest is a U.S. or Canadian citizen.  Guests under 16 years of age are allowed entry into Canada with an original (NOT PHOTOCOPY) of their birth certificate.
Where are we picked up?

The meeting place is located just beyond the security checkpoint for each berth/dock. Dock representatives are waiting near the exit, holding Skagway Tours signs, and wearing a red vest or hat.

Check-in is required prior to boarding the bus.  All pick-ups start at LEAST 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time of the tour.  We can NOT be late, and refunds will not be authorized for guests who do not check-in before departure and have proper documentation to enter Canada.

Pickup Locations in Skagway

  • Railroad Dock – Please go to the “ZONE B / Skagway FishCo” checkpoint, this is adjacent to the area where shuttles and tenders will drop you off. Look for a representative holding a RED sign that reads, “SKAGWAY TOURS.”
  • Broadway Dock – Walk to the end of the pier “foot bridge” to the parking lot directly in front of your ship and look for a representative holding a RED sign that reads, “SKAGWAY TOURS.”
  • Ore Dock – Walk to the red weather shelter which is located directly across the footbridge in the parking lot next to the cruise ship. Wait here for your driver/guide who will be carrying a RED sign that reads, “SKAGWAY TOURS.”
  • Centennial Park & 1st Avenue – There is a bus pullout just in front of the railroad tracks along Broadway, across from the White Pass & Yukon Route Depot.  Look for the large black & red snow-removal locomotive display.  This is the last/final stop for pickups on the tour.

GUESTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES MUST BRING PASSPORTS AND ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION for all tours with our company. Photo copies ARE NOT permitted. Photo ID and birth certificates are not acceptable unless the guest is a U.S. or Canadian citizen.  Guests under 16 of age may bring an original (NOT PHOTOCOPY) of their birth certificate in lieu of passport.

Canadian FlagCanada Entry Requirements

US FlagUS Entry Documents/Requirements 

Questions? Call 907.921.4344 or use our online chat (bottom right).

Bus departure and return times are subject to change based on weather, unforeseen changes to cruise line schedules, or road delays. Be sure to ask your driver for exact times on the day of travel and plan accordingly.

Where is the drop-off?

The drop-off location is the same as the pickup location, unless you chose to get off at Centennial Park, located at 1st & Broadway.  This stop is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to all berths.  

Note: it is important that you provide our staff with the name of your ship/line so that we can ensure you are booked on the correct tour & times; most of our tours are scheduled around ships times and make sure all tours have returned to Skagway at least 1 hour prior to all-aboard time.   If we notice a possible time conflict, one of our team members will contact you and suggest a new time, tour, or refund.

What should I bring?

The weather in Skagway is often cool & wet (we live in a rainforest.) while the Yukon is dryer and a bit cooler than Skagway (1o to 15* F colder). Bring your passport, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket, a camera and/or video camera, and comfortable shoes.   

Passports ARE required for non-US/Canadian residents.  US & Canadian residents must have an original birth certificate, Nexus card, or any approved WHTI document to enter Canada (and re-enter the US). 

… and if you think your driver-guide did a fantastic job, tips are always appreciated!

Tour Availability

Pick-Up Locations

Skagway Tours Pick-up Map

Tour Stops & Experiences

Map Coming Soon

Like Us


Follow Us