The Canol Road runs from
Johnson's Crossing on the Alaska Highway northwest through Ross River to the
Northwest Territories border in the Mackenzie Mountains.
This road was built during the
Second World War along with an oil pipeline, from Norman Wells on the MacKenzie
River to the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline and road were abandoned shortly
after the war ended. However, the portion of the road within the Yukon was kept
This is a small road, often more
closely resembling a country lane that a highway.
I traveled the Canol Road south
from Ross River, rejoining the Alaska Highway at Johnson's Crossing. This
section of the road runs up into the Pelly Mountains, and is a very quiet trip
of 138 miles.
Mile markers are measured from
the Alaska Hwy.