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Skagway Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 194
Skagway, AK  99840
Phone (907) 983-1898
Fax (907) 983-2031
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

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Skagway Chamber of Commerce

          On June 28, 1900, Skagway became the first incorporated first-class city in Alaska, and on June 25, 2007, the city was dissolved and the first-class Municipality of Skagway Borough was formed, also the first of its kind in Alaska. Skagway is historically considered the gateway to the Gold Rush of 1898.  Skagway is located at the northernmost point of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska--80 air miles north of Juneau and 110 road miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.  Skagway lies at approximately 59d 27m N Latitude, and 135d 18m W Longitude, and is located in the Skagway Recording District.  The entire area encompasses 452.4 square miles of land and 11.9 square miles of water.

          The municipality's population is 920 (2016 census estimate), however, the summer population almost doubles.

          A portion of the downtown area has been designated as the Skagway unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and over 1,000,000 visitors are expected during the summer season.  Skagway is the point of embarkation for the famous Chilkoot and White Pass Trails.  Skagway has 5 churches, 1 library, and 1 financial institution.  There are approximately 240 hotel/motel rooms in 8 facilities, ranging from modern to historic, including 3 bed & breakfasts and 1 cabin-style lodge.  Some of these businesses are open year-round.  Parking is available during the summer for over 250 recreational vehicles, in addition to numerous tent camping sites.

          Today, tourism is Skagway's main economic base.  Within Skagway's downtown historical district, false-fronted buildings and boardwalks dating from gold rush time line the streets and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park as a major visitor attraction.  The Municipality of Skagway, National Park Service, and local residents have succeeded in retaining Skagway's 1898 Gold Rush atmosphere.


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