Skagway – a bit of character

When we docked the view was rather wooden, 😉, but we soon became endeared to the town of Skagway.  The mountains surrounding it were snow-capped and the pier was a very easy walk past shrubs with bright red berries, and a view of the tour cars and the train heading to White Pass, and past the RV Park which we found out later from our Canadian cousins, that marked the end of a really challenging rough road in by vehicle rather than by sea.

Skagway was full of interesting historical features and train buffs were well catered for.  They must have had the biggest dogs known to man….or scupltors who liked to work in big proportions.  The rangers here do a great job in the various centres and the museum and the souvenirs cater from the kitch to the overwhelming jewellery stores to a great selection of food outlets.


The architecture in Skagway is particularly interesting.  The town has kept its history alive and in working condition.  We loved the wooden Arctic Brotherhood building from the late 1800s, the banks and stores, the local homes nestled at the foot of the fir-treed mountains and the door of the now defunct Gemstone store.  A treat to saunter down the wooden boardwalks!

A couple of the quirky and memorable sights in the stores windows and around the town.

And back to the ship……….