Hougen Group


BC Business, 1979.

BC Business

BC Business Comments:

"Yukoner with faith - and a big stake - in the future of Canada's next province."

Whitehorse businessman, Rolf Hougen, is one of those men who has his fingers in so many pies he's almost running out of fingers. At last count, Hougen is involved in nine Yukon businesses and he's continually branching out into other, newer, fields that not only add to his growing dynasty but which make him a fair amount of money to boot. He's also a director of Alberta power as well as holding a number of other Yukon and national titles. For example, he has held executive positions with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; served 10 years on the executive of the national Progressive Conservative Party; been a founder and director of Heritage Yukon, an affiliate of Heritage Canada; and is one of the leading promoters of the proposed University of Canada North.

L to R: Mme., Margaret, Jean, Rolf & Isabelle.

Living in France

During the 1976-77 year that the Hougen family lived in Grenoble, France, Marg & Rolf became great friends of Jean & Mme. Mommessin, one of Burgundies leading wine producers. Jean was the 5th generation to head the firm. They visited Whitehorse in October 1979 along with daughter Isabelle. L to R: Mme., Margaret, Jean, Rolf & Isabelle.

Marg & Rolf Hougen with Dr. Des & Ruth Morrow, 1979.

Fort McPherson Graveyard

In early July Marg & Rolf Hougen with Dr. Des & Ruth Morrow traveled to Dawson City, drove up the Dempster Highway to Inuvik. This photo is in the Fort McPherson Graveyard inscribed with the RCMP officers who perished on a dog team patrol from Fort McPherson to Dawson City.

The Skagway Road, 1979.

Skagway Road

The Skagway Road opened 1979. This scene is one of many magnificent views on the 110 mile drive from Whitehorse to Skagway - this picture is at the Tutshi Lake. Margaret Hougen & daughter Karen looking on.