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Northern Highways:
Alaska, the Yukon, & northern British Columbia

The highways are listed by name in alphabetical order. While you may be used to using highway numbers, few people in the North will know what you're talking about if you ask about "Highway 5" or whatever.

Yukon Road Map, 2018
A large pdf-format map from YukonInfo.com.

Yukon Road Map, 2023
A large pdf-format map from Bell's Travel Guides.

Campgrounds in the Yukon
A highway-by-highway guide to all government and private campgrounds and RV parks, recreation areas, and rest stops in the territory.

Aishihik Road
The gravel/dirt Aishihik Road runs north for about 120km from Historic Mile 995 on the Alaska Highway.

Alaska Highway
Through British Columbia (where it is Highway 97), the Yukon Territory (Hwy 1) and Alaska (Hwy 2).

Atlin Road
Yukon Highway 7 (no number for BC section), from the Alaska Highway to Atlin, BC.

    *   Colville Road, Alaska
    *   Kluane North Road, Yukon
    *   Marshall Creek Road, Yukon

Campbell Highway (Robert Campbell Highway)
Yukon Highway 4, from Watson Lake to Carmacks.

Canol Road
Yukon Highway 6, from Johnson's Crossing to the NWT border.

Cassiar Highway - see Stewart-Cassiar Highway

Dalton Highway
Alaska Route 11, from the Elliott Highway north of Fairbanks to Deadhorse, south of Prudhoe Bay.

Deh Cho Connector
This circle route takes you on the Mackenzie, Liard and Alaska Highways through Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

Dempster Highway
Highway 5 in the Yukon, Highway 8 in the Northwest Territories.

Denali Highway
Alaska Route 8, from Paxson to Cantwell.

Dyea Road
This road runs 8.4 miles from the South Klondike near Skagway to the site of the gold rush town of Dyea and a few miles beyond.

Edgerton Highway & McCarthy Road
Alaska Route 10 from the Richardson Highway to Chitna and McCarthy.

Glacier Highway
BC Highway 37A, from Meziadin Junction to Stewart, BC, and Hyder, Alaska.

Glenn Highway
Alaska Route 1, from Tok to Anchorage.

Haines Highway
Alaska Route 7 and Yukon Highway 3, from Haines to Haines Junction

Nahanni Range Road
Yukon Highway 10 - also known as the Cantung Road or Tungsten Road.

North Klondike Highway
Yukon Highway 2, from the Alaska Highway to Dawson City.

Parks Highway
Alaska Route 3, from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

Richardson Highway
Alaska Route 4 and 2 from Valdez to Fairbanks.

Seward Highway
Alaska Route 1 and 9 from Anchorage to Seward.

Silver Trail
Yukon Highway 11, from the North Klondike Highway to Mayo and Keno City.

South Klondike Highway
Yukon Highway 2, BC Highway 2 and Alaska Route 98, from Skagway to the Alaska Highway near Whitehorse.

Stewart-Cassiar Highway
BC Highway 37, from Watson Lake, Yukon to Kitwanga, BC.

Tagish Road
Yukon Highway 8, from the South Klondike Highway to the Alaska Highway at Jake's Corner.

Taylor Highway
Alaska Route 5 from Eagle to Tetlin Junction

Telegraph Creek Road
This gravel road runs 70 miles (113 km) from Dease Lake (BC) to Telegraph Creek.

Tok Cutoff
The section of the Glenn Highway from Tok to Gakona Junction.

Top of the World Highway
Yukon Highway 9, from Dawson City to the Taylor and Alaska Highways.

The Whitehorse to Dawson Overland Trail
The Overland Trail was the original route, later replaced by the North Klondike Highway.

Other roads to be included here include:
  • Liard Highway (BC Hwy 77)

Other Routes of Note

International Highway / Pacific-Yukon Highway
In the early 1930s, the idea of building a highway from Seattle to Fairbanks got a lot of attention.

Atlin-Juneau Road
Never built, but discussed many times.

Great Northern Scenic Drive Route
Explore the circle route that takes you north to the Yukon and Alaska on the Alaska Highway and south on the Stewart-Cassiar. Also see 64 British Columbia Driving Routes.

Bella Coola, "The Hill"
Not actually a Northern road, but so much misinformation about it is online, here is an illustrated mile-by-mile tour of this notorious gravel section of BC Highway 20, with grades of up to 15%.

Exploring Highway 1, Cache Creek to Hope
The Trans-Canada Highway through the Fraser Canyon and along the Thompson River is one of my favourite highways in BC.

U.S. Highway 287, Florida to Alaska
Starting in about 1919, the Canada to Gulf Highway Association (later the U.S. Highway 287 Association) promoted U.S. Route 287 as the best route to Alaska.