Skagway is a city located in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, on the Alaska Panhandle. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 862. The port of Skagway is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the tourist trade is these days a big part of the city's business. The White Pass and Yukon Route narrow gauge railroad, part of the area's mining past, is nowadays 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." It means "the place where the north wind blows."
Web Sites and Links
Nanden Commercial Real EstateOperates historic buildings. Photos and architectural drawings of Golden North Hotel and other sites.
Skagway Attraction and Service GuideGuide to tourist activities, services, shopping, accommodations, and transportation. Includes maps, photos, and links.
Skagway Chamber of CommerceCentral information site for local businesses.
Wings of Alaska Airlines: Skagway, AlaskaHistory and community information. Schedule of flights.