Yellowhead Highway

Yellowhead Highway

It is designated as Highway 16.


PlaceNameYellowhead Highway
DescA major interprovincial highway in Western Canada which runs from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Graham Island, British Columbia. Part of the highway was constructed by interned Japanese Canadian men at the Yellowhead-Blue River road camp.


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.