Haines Highway

HAINES HIGHWAY, 256 km, runs from Haines Junction in the Yukon south across the northwest corner of BC to Haines, AK, at the top of Lynn Canal. It was built during 1942–45 by US Army engineers to connect the ALASKA HWY to tidewater. It roughly follows the Dalton Trail, an old route to the Klondike established in 1897 by Jack Dalton, an Alaska guide. Pre-contact it was a trade route between coast and Interior FIRST NATIONS. The highway, which crosses Chilkat Pass (el 1,065 m), was upgraded in...

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