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Klondike Highway: general information

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The Klondike Highway is a highway that links the Alaskan coastal town of Skagway to Yukon's Dawson City, measuring 717 kilometres (445 miles). Its route somewhat parallels the route used by prospectors in the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush.
The Klondike Highway is divided into a section called the South Klondike Highway. This route lead you all the way from Skagway (Alaska) to Whitehorse (Yukon Territory). The other section is called the North Klondike Highway, which stretches from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
More information in the Yukon wildlife viewing guide. This guide expl...
The Klondike Highway is a highway that links the Alaskan coastal town of Skagway to Yukon's Dawson City, measuring 717 kilometres (445 miles). Its route somewhat parallels the route used by prospectors in the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush.
The Klondike Highway is divided into a section called the South Klondike Highway. This route lead you all the way from Skagway (Alaska) to Whitehorse (Yukon Territory). The other section is called the North Klondike Highway, which stretches from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
More information in the Yukon wildlife viewing guide. This guide explains where and how to look for wildlife along major highways.
Visit the Yukon Sights website for a closer look.
The Klondike Highway is a highway that links the Alaskan coastal town of Skagway to Yukon's Dawson City, measuring 717 kilometres (445 miles). Its route somewhat parallels the route used by prospectors in the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush.
The Klondike Highway is divided into a section called the South Klondike Highway. This route lead you all the way from Skagway (Alaska) to Whitehorse (Yukon Territory). The other section is called the North Klondike Highway, which stretches from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
More information in the Yukon wildlife viewing guide. This guide expl...
From Carcross to Whitehorse:
(1) The Carcross Visitor Centre was a former Railway Station, where the elegant Duchess, a locomotive manufactured in 1878, takes you back to the heydays of the railway in this area. The visitor centre also acts as the starting point for the Carcross Historic Buildings Walking Tour.
(2) Your next stop reveals the Carcross Dunes, often called "The World's Smallest desert".
(3) Emerald Lake’s famous blue-green colored waters and a fine view of the Gray Ridge Mountain behind its shores will offer you the opportunity to take beautiful photographs.
(4) Robinson Roadhouse will tell you the story of the White Pass and Yukon Route railway (WP&YR), built in the days of the gold rush.
(5) Kookatsoon Lake with its sandy beach, swimming area, picnic sites, canoeing opportunities and shaded playground, is the ideal place to relax.
(6) As Robinson Roadhouse, McCrae Construction Camp was also a flag stop on the newly constructed White Pass and Yukon Route railway in 1900. But a stop at this place means you are on the 135th meridian, 1,368 kilometres west of Los Angeles, California.
From Carcross to Whitehorse:
(1) The Carcross Visitor Centre was a former Railway Station, where the elegant Duchess, a locomotive manufactured in 1878, takes you back to the heydays of the railway in this area. The visitor centre also acts as the starting point for the Carcross Historic Buildings Walking Tour.
(2) Your next stop reveals the Carcross Dunes, often called "The World's Smallest desert".
(3) Emerald Lake’s famous blue-green colored waters and a fine view of the Gray Ridge Mountain behind its shores will offer you the opportunity to take beautiful photographs.
(4) Robinson Roadhouse will tell you the story ...

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57 Other parks or sites within 200km (125mi):

Robinson RoadhouseHistoric and Heritage Site - Yukon Territory - 3km (3mi)
Kookatsoon Lake Recreation ParkPark - Yukon Territory - 16km (11mi)
Emerald LakePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 17km (11mi)
Tagish LoopByways - Yukon Territory - 18km (12mi)
Lewes DamPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 20km (13mi)
Yukon River BridgePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 20km (13mi)
McCrae Construction CampPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 26km (17mi)
Carcross Dunes and DesertPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 26km (17mi)
Marsh LakePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 27km (17mi)
Carcross Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 28km (18mi)
White Pass and Yukon Route railroad depotHistoric and Heritage Site - Yukon Territory - 28km (18mi)
Carcross - Tagish cemeteryPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 29km (19mi)
Tagish BridgeRecreation Area - Yukon Territory - 33km (21mi)
S.S. KlondikeNational Historic Site - Yukon Territory - 35km (22mi)
Yukon Beringia Interpretive CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 35km (23mi)
Whitehorse Waterfront TrolleyPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 35km (23mi)
WhitehorsePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 35km (23mi)
Whitehorse International AirportAirport - Yukon Territory - 35km (23mi)
Kwanlin Dun Cultural CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 36km (23mi)
Copperbelt Railway & Mining MuseumPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 39km (25mi)
Alaska HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 44km (28mi)
Atlin RoadByways - Yukon Territory - 51km (32mi)
Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research ForestPark - Yukon Territory - 52km (33mi)
Yukon WildlifePreserve - Yukon Territory - 57km (37mi)
Takhini CrossingPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 60km (38mi)
Golden Circle TourByways - Yukon Territory - 68km (43mi)
Chilkoot TrailNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 83km (53mi)
Canol RoadByways - Yukon Territory - 85km (54mi)
ChampagnePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 94km (60mi)
Klondike HighwayByways - Alaska - 100km (63mi)
McDonald LakeRecreation Area - British Columbia - 105km (66mi)
Teslin LakePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 105km (66mi)
Klondike Gold RushNational Historical Park - Alaska - 106km (67mi)
SkagwayCity Walks - Alaska - 109km (69mi)
Atlin RoadByways - British Columbia - 113km (71mi)
AtlinProvincial Park - British Columbia - 113km (71mi)
Warm Bay roadByways - British Columbia - 116km (73mi)
Discovery RoadByways - British Columbia - 116km (73mi)
Teslin Tlingit Heritage CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 116km (73mi)
Surprise LakeRecreation Area - British Columbia - 117km (74mi)
George Johnston MuseumPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 120km (76mi)
Teslin Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 120km (76mi)
Tatshenshini-AlsekProvincial Park - British Columbia - 126km (79mi)
Chilkoot Lake State Recreation SiteState Park - Alaska - 126km (80mi)
Haines HighwayByways - Alaska - 129km (82mi)
Haines HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 130km (82mi)
Haines HighwayByways - British Columbia - 131km (82mi)
Alaska Chilkat Bald EaglePreserve - Alaska - 131km (82mi)
Sheldon Museum and Cultural CenterPoints of Interest - Alaska - 135km (85mi)
HainesPoints of Interest - Alaska - 135km (85mi)
Fort William H. SewardNational Historic Landmark - Alaska - 136km (86mi)
Chilkat Dancers Storytelling TheatrePoints of Interest - Alaska - 136km (86mi)
Alaska Indian ArtsPoints of Interest - Alaska - 136km (86mi)
Da Ku Cultural Centre (Our House)Points of Interest - Yukon Territory - 150km (94mi)
Haines Junction Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 150km (95mi)
KluaneNational Park Reserve - Yukon Territory - 175km (110mi)
KluaneNational Park - Yukon Territory - 175km (110mi)

32 Other parks or sites between 200km (125mi) and 400km (250mi):

Swan Lake (BC)Points of Interest - Yukon Territory - 202km (127mi)
Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 202km (127mi)
Silver City Ghost TownPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 204km (129mi)
Soldier's SummitPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 210km (132mi)
Continental DividePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 218km (137mi)
Rancheria FallsRecreation Area - Yukon Territory - 225km (141mi)
Juneau International AirportAirport - Alaska - 229km (144mi)
Destruction BayPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 234km (147mi)
Burwash Landing Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 247km (155mi)
Burwash LandingPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 247km (155mi)
Glacier BayNational Park - Alaska - 262km (165mi)
Glacier BayNational Preserve - Alaska - 262km (165mi)
Kluane RiverPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 276km (173mi)
Big Jonathan House Heritage CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 283km (178mi)
Cassiar Mountain Jade Store and MinePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 318km (199mi)
Cassiar Ghost TownPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 319km (200mi)
Cassiar HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 322km (202mi)
Sawmill PointRecreation Area - British Columbia - 323km (203mi)
French CreekRecreation Area - British Columbia - 325km (204mi)
McDame CreekPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 326km (205mi)
Boya LakeProvincial Park - British Columbia - 340km (214mi)
Watson Lake Signpost ForestLandmark - Yukon Territory - 340km (214mi)
Watson Lake Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 340km (214mi)
Northern Lights Space and Science CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 341km (214mi)
Wye LakePark - Yukon Territory - 341km (214mi)
Stikine RiverProvincial Park - British Columbia - 346km (217mi)
Grand Canyon of the StikinePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 346km (217mi)
Telegraph Creek RoadByways - British Columbia - 347km (217mi)
Glenora GhosttownPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 347km (218mi)
Telegraph CreekPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 349km (219mi)
Beaver CreekPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 388km (243mi)
Swan Lake (Yukon)Points of Interest - Yukon Territory - 396km (248mi)