One of the most remote trails in the world, the Canol Heritage Trail sits on the remains of the Canol Road, built during World War II to support an oil pipeline.
The trail runs over 200 miles from Macmillan Pass at the eastern edge of the Yukon Territory to Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. This site serves as a resource for those planning to hike or bike the trail, as well as those interested in the history of the route.

This page was created and is maintained by Jason Vorderstrasse
Very special thanks to J.R. Harris II
Special thanks to Graham Bustard, Chris Ferguson, Peter Ion, Bryan Much, Michael Teut, Johnny Vigl and Gary Whelan
Thanks to Steve Queen, Ian Reekie, Hansruedi Steiner and Bruce Thomson
This page was created on June 20, 1996 and was last updated on September 21, 2007
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This page has no connection to any Canadian government agency.
The creator of this page and the authors of trip reports provide information to the best of their knowledge, but make no guarantees or promises as to the accuracy of that information. All persons who travel the trail do so at their own risk.