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Log Cabin Rest Area, BC

by Murray Lundberg


Campgrounds and Rest Areas in the Yukon Territory

    The Log Cabin Rest Area is located at Km 43.9 of the South Klondike Highway, where the White Pass & Yukon Route railway (WP&YR) crosses the highway. The site is jointly managed by Parks Canada and Recreation Sites & Trails BC.

    This site used to be popular with Chilkoot Trail hikers, but hiking out along the tracks is no longer allowed. In the winter, the site gets heavy use, to the point that motorized and non-motorized weekends have been established in the area.

    The Klondike Gold Rush era townsite of Log Cabin is in the spruce forest to the north of the site. No buildings remain but if you know what to look for, it is possible to see a few building foundations, and there are several garbage dumps from those days.

    The story of Log Cabin is told in a series of 11 interpretive panels at the rest area - click here to see them all and read the text.


Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
Looking across the Log Cabin Rest Area from the south.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
Looking south on the South Klondike Highway from the Log Cabin Rest Area in early May.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
The Parks Canada outhouse building.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
These winter outhouses were built by Recreation Sites & Trails BC in 2014.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
A very busy weekend in early April at the Log Cabin Rest Area.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
One of the interpretive panels on a small deck at the north end of the rest area.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
Chilkoot Trail information signs at the rest area.
Log Cabin Rest Area, BC
Clearing the WP&YR rail line at Log Cabin in early May.