Canol Road bridge in Yukon Territory, Canada

The Canol Road is accessible from the Alaska Highway. One-lane bridges, like the one pictured here, are the rule rather than the exception on this route. The Canol road was built in 1942–1944, a 513-mile route to reach the important oil fields at Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, on the Mackenzie River. It was declared a National Historic Site in 1990. Today, the Canol Road (Yukon Highway 6) ends for vehicle traffic at the Northwest Territories border. This is a scenic route this is accessible by foot, bike, car, or plane. Camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are popular on this route. NOTE: The Yukon Department of Tourism does not recommend the use of campers or trailers on this road. Our field editor suffered $450 worth of damage to his camper on this route.

Photo by Earl Brown

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