Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Events

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Events

Many special events are taking place in celebration of the Alaska Highway's 75th Anniversary. Check out what's happening and when you should plan your trip to attend.

If you haven't already, take in the history of the highway's construction and see what awaits you with our interactive map of the route.

All Year

  • The Alcan Highway Exhibition
    Whitehorse
    November 1, 2016 to November 1, 2018

Spring

  • Alaska Highway Public Art Project
    In the spirit of steam punk, Peace-Liard Region artists will transform a Trencher (a piece of machinery used in the building of the Alaska Highway and donated by a local collector) into art. The project showcases all regional artists (with an emphasis on Indigenous artists), and invites ideas, both personal and historical, related to the building of the Alaska Highway. Art show scheduled for spring 2017.

April

  • 12
    Highway Tales Storytelling Evening
    Whitehorse

June

  • 3
    Delta Junction/Ft. Greely Celebration
    Alternate date of June 10
  • 4
    Dutch Harbor Ceremony to mark the anniversary of the bombing of Dutch Harbor

July

  • 1
    Anchorage Celebration
    Centennial Park in Anchorage (Statue/dedication in 2018)
  • 3
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Smith, Alberta
    Smith Community Hall (Preview performance)
    7:00 pm
    The AHRS celebrates the Trail of ’42 with three artists whose families have a long history in the north. Bill Dolan, Allison Tubman and Kathy Jessup weave together research, family stories, music, artifacts and photographs to present an entertaining look back on the route’s remarkable 75-year history. Raised as “highway kids,” they lend an authentic voice to this tribute concert. Audiences will gain an appreciation of why the Alaska Highway deserves to be Canada’s newest National Historic Site, and why truckers and all those who’ve called it home over the years, proudly share a special bond. Read more about the show.
  • 4
    Tok Celebration
  • 5
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Provincial Archives of Alberta (Tour Launch—Free)
    7:00 pm
  • 6
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Grande Prairie, Alberta
    Grande Prairie Museum
    7:00 pm
  • 7
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Dawson Creek, BC
    Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre (Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts)
    7:00 pm
  • 8
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Fort St. John, BC
    North Peace Cultural Centre
    7:30 pm
  • 9
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Fort Nelson, BC
    Phoenix Theatre
    7:30 pm
  • 7–9
    Atlin Arts & Music Festival
    Atlin, BC
    Visit the AAMF site for details
  • 16
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Toad River, BC
    Toad River Community Hall
    6:30 pm
  • 17
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Lower Post, BC
    Denetia School (Matinee performance—Free)
    12:30 pm
    Watson Lake, Yukon Territory
    7:00 pm
    Watson Lake Community Hall
  • 18
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Teslin, Yukon Territory
    Tlingit Heritage Centre (Matinee performance—Free)
    1:00 pm
  • 19
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
    MacBride Museum of Yukon History
    7:00 pm
  • 20
    Alaska Highway Road Show
    Muncho Lake, BC
    Northern Rockies Lodge Dinner Show
    6:30 pm

October

  • 25
    Governor’s proclamation for “Alaska Highway Day”