Robinson Roadhouse - Historic Places Days

Robinson Roadhouse

Mount Lorne, Yukon Territory
Robinson, Yukon, Canada
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Robinson Roadhouse is located in the Traditional Territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation at km 139 South Klondike Highway, near the Annie Lake Road turn-off. Established as a flag station for the White Pass & Yukon Route, Robinson Roadhouse was constructed in 1906 as a staging point for miners in the Watson and Wheaton River mining districts.

The site includes a rest area with a large parking lot, outhouses, picnic tables, interpretive panels, and historic buildings. Visitors are free to roam the unmanned site while the interpretive panels provide historical context and information.


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

Fun Facts

  1. Robinson Roadhouse was established by Louis Markle in 1906.
  2. Robinson was surveyed as a town by William Grainger and Herman Vance, but the promised development never arrived.
  3. Charles McConnel was the post master at Robinson, but later owned the roadhouse and operated one of the earliest ranches in Yukon. He also operated a sawmill and mined for coal.
  4. During World War II Robinson was a United States Army camp while they constructed the the Alaska Highway.


Robinson, Yukon, Canada
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