Yukon railway route cancelled for 2022 season

The White Pass and Yukon Route scenic railway announced the Carcross, Yukon to Fraser, British Columbia section of their rail service will not be in operation this year. The company stated that logistical complications were too great to offer the service this year but was hopeful to see it restored for the 2023 summer season.

Cruise ship passengers in Skagway will still be able to take land excursions and travel by bus to Carcross and Holland America Lines will still operate their Yukon Land and Sea Journey cruise tours through the Yukon, which include stops in Whitehorse and Dawson.

I am immensely proud of the results achieved by the Border Working Group to streamline international crossings as we look forward to a strong recovery for the Yukon's tourism sector. While we are disappointed that the train will not be resuming service to Carcross and Fraser this summer, it is great to see that visitors in our territory will continue to be able to reach our communities and experience all that the Yukon has to offer. 

Minister of Tourism and Culture Ranj Pillai

Quick facts 
  • Skagway, Alaska is anticipating the return of cruise ships carrying approximately 1.2 million passengers during the summer of 2022, many of whom are expected to take land excursions into the Yukon.

  • The Yukon government has worked in partnership with a Border Working Group comprised of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Border Services Agency and many tourism industry stakeholders to resolve challenges around the Yukon’s international border restrictions.  

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca


Cameron Webber
Communications, Tourism and Culture
867-332-0400
cameron.webber@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-135