Canada is blessed with a bounty of natural diversity; from the glacial glory in the farthest reaches of the north, to the fruitful soil of the south, to the life-giving waterways located in between. For centuries, Canadians have embraced this bounty; building upon nature's foundations. The result is countless attractions that draw millions of visitors to various parts of the country each year.
White Pass & Yukon Route (WP & YR), british columbia, Yukon Territory
The WP & YR, completed in 1900, was a passenger and freight line built in response to the Yukon Gold Rush. The 176-km-long line ran between Skagway, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon; starting at sea level and reaching heights of 873 m at the pass through the summit of the Coast Mountains. Boasting grades as steep as 3.9º, the WP & YR remains the steepest railway in Canada. Today, it offers passenger service along the first 64 km of the original line.
About the Stamp
This stamp featured in the Tourist Attractions set was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, and a total of nine photographers supplied images capturing the essence of each attraction. Award-winning design principal Catharine Bradbury and associate designer Jennifer Hood saw this project as a means of promoting the beauty and diversity of Canadian tourist attractions to American and international communities.