|Series||Paper (Geological Survey of Canada) -- 45-21|
The South and North Canol road in the Yukon were built in by the American Army to service an oil pipeline from Norman Wells to Whitehorse. It shut down only 2 years later but today, the Yukon maintains the first kilometers of the road to the Northwest Territories border. Connects: Johnson’s Crossing, Alaska Hwy., to NWT Border Route#: Yukon Highway 6 Length: miles Road Surface: Gravel Season: Closed in winter Highest Pass: Macmillan Pass, elev, 4, feet/1,m Map (1 detailed pdf file available): Alaska Highway Junction, YT to Northwest Territories Border. The Canol Road was part of the Canol (Canadian Oil) Project: it was built in . Lapie River viewed from the South Canol Road - July There were some very narrow spots along this section without room for passing. There was not any traffic and we were able to stop to take pictures. Lapie River and valley from the South Canol Road - September The road descends quickly to the Lapie River bridge. On Aug it was officially designated Canol Road National Historic Site and the kilometre stretch from the Yukon-Northwest Territory border to Norman Wells became the Canol Road Heritage Trail. In the Yukon, from kilometre 0 at Johnsons Crossing to Ross River, the road traverses kilometres of spectacular scenery rich in.
Option for the Adventurous: North Canol Road. A summer ferry in Ross River provides service to the North Canol Road. This more rugged road is used by locals, visitors, hunters and mining companies. Travellers journeying onto this seasonal route should be fully provisioned and prepared for rough road conditions that may require a 4WD vehicle. Canol Road. The South Canol stretches km from. Johnsons Crossing to Ross River and there are no services along the road. In , the American army and their contractors built the Canol Road as a “tote” or supply road. It parallels the route of a short-lived oil pipeline from Camp Canol, near the oil wells at Norman Wells, NorthwestFile Size: KB. Always on the lookout for Sheep and Caribou, Etienne and I spend a week roaming the North Canol Road, up and over MacMillan Pass into the North West Territories. It’s late in the fall, and we encounter heavy snowfall on the pass. We’re the last vehicle for the season, and we enjoy every minute of exploration. The South MacMillan is a remote, wilderness river which, due to its length and hazards, is not recommended for the novice river traveler. Rapids will be encountered, some of which will almost certainly require portaging or at the least, lining. It is kilometers ( miles) from the South MacMillan River bridge No. 1 on the North Canol Road.
MacMillan River Adventures, High Prairie. 3, likes talking about this. Fully guided 1 on 1 hunts in the remote Yukon Canada wilderness for Alaskan/Yukon moose and 5/5. The south Canol road is still in use today as Highway #6 linking Ross River with Johnsons Crossing on the Alaskan Highway. From Ross River to the NWT border the north Canol is still used by mines near the border, but is not well maintained. South Canol, Johnson's Crossing to Ross River - km ( miles) North Canol, Ross River to NWT border: km ( miles) Northern Highways - Alaska, the Yukon & northern British Columbia In the summer of , United States Army Engineers began construction of the Canol Road at Johnson's Crossing to provide access for construction of the Canol pipeline. South Canol Moose Management Unit early-winter moose survey high hunting pressure along the South Canol Road, community members from Ross River, Faro, and Teslin have participated in arranging observers or taking part as observers File Size: 2MB.