As its name implies, the Top of the World Highway, runs along the edges of several mountain ridges from Dawson City to a wee place called Boulder in Alaska. It is one of the most northerly highways in the world – the Dempster Highway and Dalton Highway are further north – and is only accessible during the summer months. It stretches about 127-kilometres and is pretty much a dirt road for its entire Yukon length. Portions in Alaska are, as of this year, now paved.
We were excited to drive this road as it takes one to the most westerly point/border in Canada, complete with a tiny Canada-US border crossing even. We were keen to add visiting the most westerly point in Canada to our list having already accomplished a visit to the most easterly point in Canada – Cape Spear in Newfoundland (see here) and the most southerly point in Canada – Pelee Island in Ontario (see here). Next up, the most northerly point in the contiguous part of Canada.