After the significant impact of the Klondike Gold Rush, and the subsequent development of the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad, the river and lake paddle wheelers, and the introduction of aircraft for commercial activity, the next major event in the Yukon transportation sector came with the Second World War. The development of Northwest Staging Route airports also brought the construction of the Alcan (Alaska) Highway and the Canol Pipeline. Some great stories at:
The Museum is home to a number of military and construction equipment artefacts, and stories of the men and women related to this period of our transportation history. Our collection includes:
1945 GMC CMP C-60S-T Truck
1942 Chevrolet G7106 Dump Truck
1942 Dodge WC-53 Carryall
1941 GM CCW 2 1/2 ton truck
and various 1940-era Caterpillar tractors and equipment.
During August 2012, two military vehicle convoys will be travelling through Whitehorse, and stopping at YTM, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Alcan (Alaska) Highway. Check details on our "What's Happening - Events" tabs: http://www.goytm.ca/happening/events/