YT Yukon's Disappearing Lodges

Whitehorse, Yukon

Lat: 60.721187 Lng: -135.056845

For the last six years, writer Lily Gontard and photographer Mark Kelly have been collecting stories and images along the historic 2,700-kilometre stretch of road connecting Alaska to Canada for their book, Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community. The book celebrates the stories of area lodges—some abandoned, others still operational—and the people who lived and worked along the highway, nicknamed “the longest main street in North America.” As they got to know the locals, the untold story of a Yukon community emerged. “We began to uncover a hidden history,” Gontard says. In total, the pair have conducted some 40 interviews and have taken more than 5,000 photos.