Skagway Visitor Department Sustainable Tourism Oath

As visitors to the beautiful traditional lands of the Chilkoot Tlingit People since time immemorial on what is currently recognized as the Municipality of Skagway, we pledge to uphold the principles of sustainable tourism and contribute to the preservation of this pristine destination.

1. Respect Nature: We will tread lightly on the land, respecting wildlife, ecosystems, and natural resources. We commit to minimizing our environmental impact and leaving no trace of our presence.

2. Support Locals: We will prioritize supporting local businesses, artisans, and cultural initiatives to foster economic growth and preserve the unique culture and heritage of Skagway.

3. Embrace Responsible Travel: We will strive to be mindful travelers, engaging in activities that promote conservation, cultural understanding, and social responsibility within the community.

4. Educate Ourselves and Others: We will seek to learn about Skagway's history, culture, and environmental initiatives, sharing this knowledge with fellow travelers to promote awareness and appreciation for the destination.

5. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: We will minimize waste generation, prioritize recycling, and support initiatives that promote sustainable waste management practices in Skagway.

6. Practice Ethical Behaviors: We will conduct ourselves in a manner that respects local customs, traditions, and regulations, upholding ethical standards and promoting positive interactions with residents and fellow travelers.

9. Leave a Positive Impact: We will strive to leave Skagway better than we found it, contributing to community initiatives, conservation efforts, and sustainable tourism practices that benefit both present and future generations.

By taking this Sustainable Tourism Oath, we commit to being responsible stewards of Skagway's natural beauty, cultural heritage, and community well-being. Together, we can ensure that Skagway remains a cherished destination for generations to come. 

Gunalchéesh / Háw’aa / Thank You