"THE ROAD TO NORTH AMERICA'S LAST FRONTIER"
More than 11,000 American troops, including 7 regiments of engineers, 16,000 civilian workmen from Canada and the United States and 7,000 pieces of equipment were thrown into the herculean task of penetrating the 1500 miles of mountains, muskeg and mosquitoes.
For the soldiers and workers it was a difficult life. Fatigue, hypothermia and accidents were a part of everyday life as the workers set down eight miles of road a day, seven days a week.
ALASKA HIGHWAY HISTORY
Through the years
Alaska Highway Key Points of Interest
Whether you are interested in history, wildlife, nature, art, music, or adventure your epic adventure along the Alaska Highway will certainly offer something for everyone! The experience routes between the surrounding communities, trails, heritage attractions, historic walking tours and diverse culinary adventures await you. Give yourself a few days to explore all that each region offers. You’ll love every minute you spend as you immerse yourself in the amazing history of the building of the Alaska Highway. Meet the locals and tap into the endless stories and special places that connect to the Alaska Highway.
Stops of Interest: Yesterday & Today