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November 29, 2018

Before the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942, Whitehorse was a relatively isolated, unincorporated town. It was not the largest town in the Yukon; that distinction belonged to Dawson City, the then-capital of the territory. With the construction of the Alaska...

August 16, 2018

The Alaska Highway is an incredible road – here are some numbers to give you an idea about just how incredible it is:

Current Length: Approximately 1,390 miles (2,237 km)

Original Length: Approximately 1,422 miles (2,288 km)

From its creation, those in charge of the Alask...

June 28, 2018

Yesterday – June 27 – marked the beginning of the Yukon River Quest. This annual canoe and kayak race is the longest canoe/kayak race in the world. The race travels approximately 444 miles from Whitehorse downstream to Dawson City in the Yukon, and has been an annual e...

May 31, 2018

There are many animals along the Alaska Highway that can cause you serious injury or even kill you. Grizzly bears can be deadly, and the black bears in the area around the Alaska Highway are considered some of the most dangerous black bears in the world. Bison have bee...

March 23, 2018

Five great places to visit on your next trip to Whitehorse, in Canada's Yukon.

February 13, 2018

The U.S. Army constructed the Alaska Highway, then known as ALCAN, during World War II. Although the original road has been replaced over time with a modern highway, you can still find history along its route if you know where to look. Today, we look at six places on o...

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