"The Case of Patricia Silvey" is closing on May 10th! Give us a call to book.
Skagway Alaska Escapes was the brainchild of Becky (pictured above) and her daughter Kate Mcgill, starting after a trip to an escape room in 2017 with employees from Becky's other business, Beyond Skagway Tours. After enjoying it so much, the idea of opening an escape room started to formulate. Over the winter, Becky, Kate, and the rest of their family, tried many different escape rooms while traveling, and started to get ideas for building their own! When it came time to create a storyline, Becky thought it would be great to honor her mother Patricia's adventurous spirit, and decided to include her in the storyline. Another key piece, was to find a location for the escape room, which by chance, Becky spotted a historic White Pass and Yukon Route Boxcar in a friend's backyard. The Boxcar, made its way up to Skagway during WWII, when the United States Army used the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway to haul supplies into the Yukon for building the Alaskan Highway. After the war was over, it was decommissioned and sold off, being used as a storage container until it was sold to friends of Becky. The couple had lived in the boxcar their very first summer in Skagway, and had since turned it into a storage shed. They were happy to see it have a new life, and sold it to Becky. It was moved over to our offices for Beyond Skagway Tours, and refurbished into what it is today! The whole team at Beyond Skagway Tours, headed by Becky and Kate, designed and built our very first escape game, which opened in April of 2019. It was a team effort and a labor of love to build Skagway Alaska Escapes, and we are truly thankful to all those who helped us along the way!
Becky (center) , with her daughters Meghan (left), and Kate (right) who also work for Beyond Skagway Tours and Skagway Alaska Escapes, enjoying a trip on the Taiya River in Dyea, AK.
Kai, Kate's dog, taking a rest from helping construct the first escape game!