Visit to Skagway, in search of the Chilkoot trail
Posted Sep 1, 2016 on Hotels
We had a very good time overall, and were able to see all that we had wanted to see. Shopping was limited, as we found everything too expensive generally, including the food, even allowing for the Canadian/USA dollar difference which did not help us, as Canadians. Most of the shops were tourist traps, selling overpriced jewelry and items made in China, and other foreign countries, rather than Alaskan products. We were told that most of the owners closed shop at the end of the summer season and moved to ply the same goods in the Virgin Islands. That was disappointing. The service at the hotel was excellent.