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Montague Roadhouse

Montague Roadhouse Historic Site, Yukon 2, Unorganized Yukon, YT, Canada
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Montague Roadhouse is a former stagecoach stop along the Old Whitehorse-Dawson Road and now a rest area along the North Klondike Highway.

Montague began in 1899 as a roadhouse along the Canadian Development Companies winter route from Whitehorse to Dawson City.

The Old Whitehorse-Dawson Road was built by the White Pass & Yukon Route in 1902. It was only a winter route because in the summer it was much cheaper and easier to travel via sternwheeler along the Yukon River. The road was 70 miles shorter than the former route and continued to be used until the 1940s although the route varied.

The original roadhouse was replaced in 1903 by a new building. Unfortunately this roadhouse burnt down in 1915 and the current building was constructed 2km north of the original Montague.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

  1. The original Montague Roadhouse was built in 1899.
  2. The current Montague Roadhouse was built in 1915 by Mike Cyr.
  3. The first motor vehicle to travel from Dawson to Whitehorse was in 1912.
  4. The stable which formerly stood beside the roadhouse was demolished in 1951 when the Klondike Highway was built. A this time the Klondike Highway was known as the Mayo road as it was built to transport silver oar from mines in the Mayo area.


Montague Roadhouse Historic Site, Yukon 2, Unorganized Yukon, YT, Canada
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