Stewart River

View from the Klondike Highway at the Stewart River

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It originates in the Selwyn Mountains near the border between the Northwest Territories and Yukon. From there, the Stewart River flows west, past the village of Mayo. The river crossing at Stewart Crossing the Klondike Highway. The highway then runs parallel to the river in a westerly direction for approximately 50 km. Then the river turns southwestward until it hits 112 km south of Dawson on the Yukon River. The mainly abandoned village of Stewart River is located at the mouth of the Yukon River.

The Stewart River was explored in 1850 by Robert Campbell of the Hudson's Bay Company. He named the river after a friend. The area remained until the start of the Klondike Gold Rush when this was released for gold miners, largely untouched.