White Pass & Yukon Route

WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE runs 177 km from Skagway, AK, to Whitehorse, YT, across the mountainous northwest corner of BC. The White Pass (el 870 m) straddles the Alaska–BC border and was one of 2 main overland routes followed by prospectors heading for the Klondike during the GOLD RUSH of 1897–98. Construction of a narrow-gauge railway, financed by a British syndicate, began at Skagway in May 1898 and reached Bennett Lk in July 1899. The following summer the line reached Whitehorse and...

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