Archives: Historic sites

All of CSCE historic sites

Canadian Klondyke Mining Company Dredge No. 4

Site Location: Lat.: 63° – 56’ – 36” N.; Long.: 139° – 20’ – 6” W. (GPS: 63.9433452, -139.3350078). From Whitehorse, take Yukon Highway 2 north 515 km towards Dawson City. Just before crossing the Klondike River, turn left (south) on Upper Bonanza Creek Road, and proceed 12.1 km to the dredge. Plaque Location: The […]

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William Collector

Site Location: Lat.: 45° – 30’ – 14” N.; Long.: 73° – 33’ – 8” W. (GPS: 45.5025678, -73.5562479). Pointe-à-Callière Museum (Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History), 350 Place Royale, Montreal, Quebec. Take Autoroute 720 Exit 6 and, after driving 1.1 km and merging onto Rue Saint-Antoine E, turn right (east) onto Rue Berri. After […]

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White Pass and Yukon Railway

This International Civil Engineering Landmark is commemorated jointly by CSCE and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). Site Location: Between Skagway, Alaska, and Whitehorse, Yukon. Plaque Location: There are two commemorative plaques: in Carcross, YT., and Skagway, AK. Carcross, YK.: Lat.: 60° – 9’ – 54”N.; Long.: 134° – 42’ – 22”W. (GPS: 60.1649717, -134.706196). […]

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Victoria Bridge

Victoria Bridge, Montreal, QC. Site Location: Lat.: 45° – 29’ – 29” N; Long.: 73° – 31’ – 48” W. (GPS: 45.4914604, -73.5301265). From the Trans-Canada Highway, Autoroute 40, take Autoroute 15 S/ Autoroute Décarie for 5.1 km. Take Exit 63E on the left for Autoroute 720 E/Autoroute Ville Marie toward Centre Ville. Proceed 5 […]

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Trent-Severn Waterway

Site Location: Lat.: 44° – 18’ – 27” N.; Long.: 78° – 18’ – 4” W. (GPS: 44.3075332, -78.3010501). From the Highway 7/Landsdowne Street intersection, travel 1.2 km west on Landsdowne Street and turn right (north) on Ashburnham Drive. Proceed 2.1 km: the canal and lift lock are on the left (west). Plaque Location: The […]

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Tracel de Cap-Rouge

Site Location: Lat.: 46° – 44’ – 53” N; Long.: 71° – 20’ – 59” W. (GPS: 46.7480842, -71.3496766). Take Exit 302 of Autoroute Félix Leclerc (40) to travel south on Route Jean-Gauvin: travelling eastbound, turn left (east) at the T-junction on Rue de l’Hétrière then take the first right (south) on Jean-Gauvin; travelling westbound, […]

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Town of Inuvik Infrastructure

Site Location: Lat.: 68° – 21’ – 42” N.; Long.: 133° – 43’ – 50” W. (GPS: 68.361667, -133.730556). At the north end of the Dempster Highway, km 736 (mi. 457). Plaque Location: The plaque is mounted on a pipe column in Chief Jim Koe Park, Inuvik. (GPS: 68.3564889, -133.7199569). From the Dempster Highway, turn […]

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Toronto Subway

Site Location: Toronto Union Station: Lat.: 43° – 38’ – 43” N.; Long.: 79° – 22’ – 50” W. (GPS: 43.6452621,-79.3805536). Readily accessible by Via Rail or TTC subway. Plaque Location: The plaque is located in the Union Subway Station concourse. Description: The first 7.4 km (4.6 mi.) long segment of the Toronto subway opened […]

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St. John’s Water System

St. John’s Water System, St. John’s, NL. Site Location: Lat.: 47° – 36’ – 26” N; Long.: 52° – 46’ – 8” W. (GPS: 47.6072481, -52.7690077). Windsor Lake Water Treatment Plant: From Trans-Canada Highway 1, take Exit 47A, Portugal Cove Road/NL-40 N. Proceed 3.5 km and turn left (south east) on Airport Heights Drive, and […]

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St. Clair Tunnel

St. Clair Tunnel, Sarnia, ON. Site Location (East Portal): Lat: 42° – 57’ – 30” N.; Long: 82° – 24’ – 37” W. (GPS: 42.952794, -82.4138978). There is a good viewpoint near the intersection of St. Andrews and Shamrock Streets. Plaque Location: Sarnia Via Rail Station (GPS: 42.9572827,-82.38892180). Take Highway 402 to the Indian Road […]

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