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Skagway

Skagway's exciting gold rush history and spectacular natural setting make it a popular cruise stop.

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Skagway in detail

Skagway's exciting gold rush history and spectacular natural setting make it a popular cruise stop.

After the Klondike gold strike in 1896, thousands of hopeful prospectors purchased their gear in Skagway and began the long tedious journey to the goldfields 689km (428 miles) north in the Yukon. In early 1898, Skagway grew from one cabin to a bustling and rowdy town of 10,000.

The town retains much of its charm today and still resembles the lawless boomtown it was during the gold rush years with colourful saloons and wooden pavements.

  • Time Zone GMT - 9
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Language English
  • Population 920

Skagway Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
-7.5
Feb
-5.5
Mar
-1.5
Apr
4.5
May
10.5
Jun
15
Jul
16.5
Aug
15.5
Sep
11
Oct
3
Nov
-4
Dec
-6.5

rainfall in mm

Jan
17.3
Feb
18.8
Mar
16.5
Apr
13.2
May
17.8
Jun
26.9
Jul
43.2
Aug
74.4
Sep
72.9
Oct
53.1
Nov
27.7
Dec
26.7

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