We took this legendary train for a magnificent ride from Skagway, Alaska to Fraser, BC in Canada (even though it continues to Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon). Its history is amazing, it was built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush as a means of reaching the goldfields. With its completion in 1900, it became the primary route to the interior of the Yukon. The route continued operation until 1982, and in 1988 was partially revived as a heritage railway. The views from the train are extraordinary.