The name Skagway (originally spelled Skaguay) is said to mean "home of the north wind in the local Tlinget dialect. It is the oldest incorporated city in Alaska (incorporated in 1900.) Skagway is also a year-round port and 1 of the 2 gateway cities to the Alaska Highway in Southeast Alaska: Klondike Highway 2 connects Skagway with the Alaska Highway. (The other gateway city is Haines, connected to the Alaska Highway via the Haines Highway.)

Skagway, often called the "Gateway to the Klondike" lies at the most northern end of the inside passage in South Eastern Alaska. A waterway stretching for more than 1000 miles. Connections to the outside world includes a paved highway into the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse being 110 miles north. Rail service along with Air and Sea transportation are available. Juneau being 90 air miles/145km away to the South.

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