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Skagway ( /ˈskæɡw/) is a first-class borough in Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. It was formerly a city first incorporated in 1900 that was re-incorporated as a borough on June 25, 2007. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 920. However, the population doubles in the summer tourist season in order to deal with more than 900,000 visitors.
The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is a big part of the business of Skagway. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is now in operation purely for the tourist trade and runs throughout the summer months.
Skagway (originally spelled Skaguay) is from the Tlingit name for the area, "Skagua" or "Shԍagwei" meaning "a windy place with white caps on the water."

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:United States of America
Keywords:Alaska, British Columbia, Canada, Skagway, Yukon Territory

Area overview map

Area overview map

Cruise ship dock and train area In Skagway Alaska

Cruise ship dock and train area In Skagway Alaska

Old Town Skagway Alaska

Old Town Skagway Alaska

Old Town Skagway Alaska

Old Town Skagway Alaska

Old Town Skagway Alaska

Old Town Skagway Alaska

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Fraser Canada

Fraser Canada

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Scenes along the Klondike Highway from Skagway to the Yukon Territory

Diane and I arrive at the Yukon Territory Canada

Diane and I arrive at the Yukon Territory Canada

Bove Island, Tagish Lake

Bove Island, Tagish Lake

Do your drinking 1.63 KM and beyond!

Do your drinking 1.63 KM and beyond!

Alaskan Huskies in their compound

Alaskan Huskies in their compound

Alaskan Huskies in their compound

Alaskan Huskies in their compound

Amazing Blue Eyes on a young Alaskan Husky

Amazing Blue Eyes on a young Alaskan Husky