Holiday Fact Finder

Although this brochure was clearly issued by the White Pass & Yukon Route, only one of the five panels (other than the cover) actually features White Pass trains between Skagway and Whitehorse. The others deal with the Alaska ferry system, Pacific Great Eastern trains to Prince George, the Coachways bus system, and Yukon River boat trips.

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The reasoning apparently is that these are all ways of getting either to Skagway (via Alaska ferries) or White Horse (via PGE and Coachways bus) or to leave Whitehorse (via Yukon River boats). Though it’s now visited by hundreds of thousands of cruise ship passengers a year, Skagway was a pretty out-of-the-way place in the 1960s, when this brochure was issued.

Coming up with an exact date for this brochure is difficult; the Coachways buses and PGE RDCs could have been from anytime in the late 1950s through the 1960s. But one clue is the maps showing the Alaska ferries terminating at Prince Rupert. After 1967, the ferry service was extended to Seattle, so the brochure must be from 1967 or before.

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