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Dawson Creek BC to Delta Junction AK – 1,387 miles

The Alaska Highway was originally constructed during World War II to connect the lower 48 with Alaska.

The highway is completely paved although there may be some gravel sections where road work is taking place.

British Columbia

Dawson Creek

Mile 0 (km 0)
Population: 11,800

Start of the Alaska Highway. In 1942, the ‘end of steel’ became a major terminus for troops, supplies and equipment headed to the north from Edmonton, Alberta. The Dawson Creek Visitor Centre has historical displays and also provides up-to-date information about the Alaska Highway.

Mile 1.5 (km 2.4)
– Rotary Park – picnic and swimming
– Mile 0 RV Park & Campground
– Walter Wright Pioneer Village

Mile 1.7 (km 2.7) – Historic MP 2
Turnout with information about Alaska Highway telephone system constructed by the U.S. Army in 1942-43.

Mile 17.3 (km 27.8)
Exit to the Old Alaska Highway and Historic Kiskatinaw Curved Bridge.

Constructed in 1942-43, this 534 ft. long bridge was the first of its kind in Canada and is now the only curved, banked trestle bridge in Western Canada.

Mile 34 (km 54.7)
Peace Island Park with campsites

Mile 34.4 (km 55.4)
Peace River Bridge
A suspension bridge was opened in 1943, replacing a ferry crossing. The bridge collapsed in 1957 due to a landslide at the north abutment. The 2,198 ft. long replacement bridge is the longest span on the Alaska Highway.

Taylor, BC

Mile 36 (km 56.3) – Historic MP 35
Population: 1,300

Taylor Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre with a unique Gold Panner statue. Taylor has a free municipal dump station and potable water, located behind the North Taylor Inn.

Fort St. John

Mile 47 (km75.6) – Historic MP 47
Population: 19,000

Late in the 18th century forts were established along the Peace River to service fur traders, then a population boom in 1942 as an Alaska Highway construction camp, to now being B.C.’s Oil & Gas Capital. The visitor centre has WiFi and computer access for visitors.

Mile 48.6 (km 78.2) – Historic MP 49
Camp Alcan
The southern sector HQ for the U.S. Military during The Alaska Highway construction.

Mile 49.2 (km 79.6)
Beatton Provincial Park campground

Mile 51 (km 82.4)
Rotary R.V. Park

Mile 51.3 (km 82.9) – Historic Mile 52
Charlie Lake
A supply depot for points north during the highway construction. Twelve American soldiers stationed at Charlie Lake died in May 1942 when their pontoon boat sank.

Mile 53.6 (km 86.3)
Junction with Highway 29

Mile 53.6 (km 86.3)
Charlie Lake Provincial Park campground

Mile 71.7 (km 115.4)
The Shepherd’s Inn

Mile 72.8 (km 117.1) – Historic MP 73
Beatton River Flight Strip
One of four gravel air strips built for USAF aircraft in WWII.

Mile 79.1 (km 127.3) – Historic MP 80
Rest Area southbound

Mile 101 (km 161.7) – Historic MP 101
Wonowon, the site of a military control gate operated through the war years

Pink Mountain

Mile 140.4 (km 225.9) – Historic MP 143
Population: 100

Mile 144.1 (km 231.9) – Historic MP 147
Sasquatch Crossing Lodge & RV Park

Mile 145.1 (km 233.4) – Historic MP 148
Suicide Hill. Use the pullout to view the information signs about this treacherous hill on the original highway that was marked with a sign: “Prepare to Meet Thy Maker.”

Mile 156 (km 251)
Sikanni Hill – Rest Area and Brake Check

Mile 159.4 (km 256.5) – Historic MP 62
Sikanni River Campground & RV Park

Mile 173.3 (km 278.4)
Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park campground

Mile 173.4 (km 279) – Historic MP 175
Buckinghorse River Lodge

Mile 176 (km 282.3) – Historic MP 191
South end of the Trutch Mountain Bypass that traverses the Minnaker River Valley. The bypass eliminated miles of the steep, winding highway. Trutch Mountain Summit was the second highest summit (4,134 ft) on the original highway.

Mile 227 (km 364.7) – Historic MP 234
Adsett Creek pullout – This is the start of the 1992 Adsett Creek Highway Realignment that straightened 41 miles of the original highway between mile 234 and 275.

Mile 265.5 (km 426.5)
Andy Bailey Regional Park – 5 small campsites

Fort Nelson

Mile 283 (km 454.3) – Historic MP 300
Population: 4,900

Fort Nelson was established in 1805 by the North West Fur Trading Company. During the 1940s the community grew quickly due to construction of the highway. Today Fort Nelson is a full-service community that meets the needs of B.C.’s oil and gas industry.

Triple “G” Hideaway Campground & Family Restaurant

Phone: (250) 774-2340 (office) or (250) 775-6400 (restaurant)
Photos & Information – Web Site – Email

Mile 301 (km 483.5)
Junction with the Liard Highway to the Northwest Territories

Mile 318.7 (km 509.5)
Kleedo Creek wayside rest area

Mile 335.7 (km 536.8)
Steamboat Mountain Brake check and rest area

Mile 343.2 (km 548.9)
Teetering Rock viewpoint and trailhead for 7.6 mile steep and challenging hiking trail.

Mile 344.7 (km 551.4)
Tetsa River Campground Regional Park

Mile 357.5 (km 571.7) – Historic MP 375
Tetsa River Lodge and Campground

Mile 371.5 (km 594.2)
Start of Stone Mountain Provincial Park, watch for stone sheep on the highway.

Stone Sheep along the Alaska Highway near Stone Sheep Provincial Park

Mile 373.6 (km 597.6) – Historic MP 392

  • Summit Pass is the highest summit on the Alaska Highway at 4,250 ft.
  • Summit Lake/Stone Mountain Provincial Campground

Mile 404.6 (km 647.4) – Historic MP 422

Toad River Lodge

Phone: (250) 232-5401 or (855) 878-8623
Photos & InformationWeb SiteEmail

Mile 436.5 (km 698.5) – Historic MP 456
Pullout with information about Muncho Lake and the Checkpoint here during Alaska Highway construction. There was a much rock removed for the original highway above the lake and the new route along the lake’s edge.

Mile 436.9 (km 699.2)
Muncho Lake

Muncho Lake Lookout, Alaska Highway

Mile 437.7 (km 700.5) – Muncho Lake
Strawberry Flats Campground – Muncho Lake Provincial Park.

Mile 442.2 (km 707.0) – Historic Mile 462
Northern Rockies Lodge with RV Park

Mile 442.9 (km 709) – Muncho Lake
MacDonald Campground – Muncho Lake Provincial Park

Mile 443.6 (km 710.1) – Historic Mile 463
Munch Lake RV Park

Mile 444.9 (km 712.2) – Historic Mile 463
Muncho Lake viewpoint with large parking area.

Mile 454 (km 729.7)
Mineral Lick – Short hiking trail with views of Trout River; the river’s salty banks are popular with sheep, goats, caribou and elk.

Mile 477.7 (km 764.7) – Historic MP 496
Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park and campground
Liard Hotsprings are the second largest hot springs in Canada and well worth a stop.

Liard Hot Springs, a popular stop along the Alaska Highway

The hotsprings were popular long before highway construction crews arrived. Now a very popular stop for highway travellers, the springs are the second largest natural hot springs in Canada. Watch for Wood Bison on the highway!

The hot springs are also fantastic in the winter.

Mile 477.8 (km 764.0) – Historic MP 497
Liard Hotsprings Lodge

Mile 413.9 (km 822.8) – Historic MP 433
Coal River Lodge & RV

Mile 550.9 (km 880) – Historic MP 570
Allen’s Lookout and Rest Area, a large circular pullout with good views of the Liard River. Numerous information signs about the local bison herds and history of the area.

Mile 567.9 (km 909.4) – Historic MP 588
Contact Creek and a pullout with information of the connection of the southern section of the Alaska Highway in September 1942 when construction crews met here.

Mile 570 (km 912.9) – Historic MP 590
Contact Creek Lodge

Mile 605 (km 967.8) – Historic MP 627
B.C. / Yukon Border
There are no signs marking this official crossing into Yukon. Look for the sign nearer Watson Lake. Travellers will cross the border numerous times before making the final crossing into Yukon.

Yukon

Watson Lake

Mile 612.9 (km 980) – Historic MP 635
Population: 11,800

The Gateway to the Yukon and home to the world-renowned Sign Post Forest Historic Site. The Watson Lake airport was one of the original airfields along the Northwest Staging Route.

Travellers heading to Ross River, Faro and Carmacks via the Campbell Highway turn north here; check road conditions before taking this route.

Mile 615.3 (km 984)
Watson Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 620.2 (km 991.7) – Historic MP 642
Upper Liard Village

Mile 626.2 (km 1001.6) – Historic MP 649
Junction with the Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37)

Mile 627 (km 1002.8) – Historic MP 650
The Northern Beaver Post/Nugget City and RV campground

Mile 627.3 (km1003.4)
Rest Area with information signs and maps of the area highways

Mile 651.2 (km 1042.2)
Big Creek Yukon government campground

Mile 664.1 (km 1052.7)
Transport Rest Area

Mile 677 (km 1083.7)
Rancheria River – viewpoint and trailhead for a path to the Rancheria River

Mile 687.2 (km 1100) – Historic MP 710
Rancheria Lodge with RV park

Mile 695.2 (km 1112.8)
Rancheria Falls Recreation Site with a well-maintained path to the falls

Mile 698.4 (km 1118) – Historic MP 721
Continental Divide Lodge

Mile 699.4 (km 1120)
Continental Divide – pullout with information signs about the ridgeline that separates two of the largest river drainages in North America: the Yukon River and Mackenzie River watersheds.

Mile 710.3 (km 1137.4) – Historic MP 733.5
Re-enter British Columbia for about 42 miles northbound

Mile 719.6 (km 1152)
Swan Lake Rest Area

Mile 751.2 (km 1202)
Northbound travellers re-enter Yukon for the last time

Mile 752 (km 1204)
Morley River Recreation Site and rest area

Mile 776 (km 1243)
Nisutlin Bay Bridge, this 917 ft. long bridge crosses the widest water span on the highway. One of only three permanent steel bridges on the Alaska Highway built by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It was the second highest bridge on the highway and was completed in 1944 for $1,200,000.

Teslin River Bridge, Alaska Highway

Mile 776.3 (km 1243.5) – Historic MP 804
Yukon Motel and Lakeshore RV Park

Teslin

Mile 776.5 (km 1244) – Historic MP 804
Population: 450

Teslin originated as a trading post in 1903. The George Johnston Museum and Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre provide insight to the area’s historical significance.

Mile 785.2 (km 1257.9)
Teslin Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 797.6 (km 1278)
Timber Point Campground

Mile 808.2 (km 1295)
Junction with the historical South Canol Road that leads to Ross River. There’s a pleasant and large rest area just a few hundred feet in with some WWII vehicles on display and information signage about the 1942-44 Canol Project.

Mile 808.0 (km 1296.2) – Historic MP 836

Mile 821 (km 1315.9)
Squanga Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 836.8 (km 1341.5) – Historic MP 866
Jake’s Corner and junction with Tagish Road to Carcross and Atlin B.C.

Mile 859.9 (km 1379) – Historic Mile 890
Marsh Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 860 (km 1379.1)
Marsh Lake Recreation Site

Mile 873.5 (km 1403) – Historic MP 904
Caribou RV Park

Mile 874.4 (km 1404.4) – Historic MP 904
Junction with the South Klondike Highway to Carcross and Skagway

Mile 876.8 (km 1408.2) – Historic MP 906
Wolf Creek Yukon government campground

Mile 880 (km 1413.6)
Fireweed R.V. Services

Mile 880.8 (km 1414.6)

Pioneer R.V. Park

Phone: (867) 668-5944 or (866) 626-7383 (toll-free, reservations only)
Photos & InformationWeb SiteEmail

Mile 882.7 (km 1417.8)
Philmar RV Service and Supply

Mile 882.9 (km 1418.1)
Mountain Ridge Motel and RV Park

Mile 883.7 (km 1419.4)
Hi Country R.V. Park

Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital city

Mile 887.4 (km 1425.5) – Historic MP 918
Population: 27,000

Whitehorse was established in 1898. Since its beginning, the city has been a heavily-used transportation hub, first with the White Pass & Yukon Route railway, then the river stern-wheelers plying the Yukon River.

During highway construction in the 1940s, Whitehorse was HQ for the northwestern portion of the Alaska Highway and home to thousands of American military and civilian workers. When the highway opened to civilian travel, Whitehorse continued to thrive.

Whitehorse replaced Dawson City as capital of Yukon in 1953, and is now the largest community on the highway. There are many excursions and amenities available, including a Walmart.

Lumel Studios

Phone: (867) 633-2308
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Mile 894.6 (km 1436.3)
Rest area

Mile 894.8 (km 1437)
Junction with the North Klondike Highway to Dawson City

Mile 905.4 (km 1454.1) – Historic MP 937
Dawson Trail and Takhini River viewpoint

Mile 926 (km 1487)
Takhini Burn Rest Area, more than 1.5 million acres burned during a 1958 forest fire

Mile 927.3 (km 1489.2) – Historic MP 960
Junction with the road to Kusawa Lake Yukon government campground. The 15-mile long narrow gravel road passes by historical Mendenhall Landing and the Takhini River Yukon government campground. The 45-mile long Kusawa Lake is popular with fishermen. Be prepared for high winds and fast-changing weather.

Mile 964.7 (km 1546) – Historic MP 995
Otter Falls Cutoff – store, fuel, RV Park, restaurant

Mile 964.7 (km 1546) – Historic MP 995
Junction with 73-mile long Aishihik Road. Aishihik was an airfield on the North West Staging Route. At mile 17 is Otter Falls, made famous on a Canadian 5-dollar bill. Aishihik Lake Yukon government campground is at mile 26. The gravel road can be rough to the campground and is rougher past the campground.

Mile 965.6 (km 1547.5) – Historic MP 996
Canyon Creek Bridge rest area

Mile 976.9 (km 1566)
Mt. Kennedy and Mt. Hubbard viewpoint and rest area

Mil 980.8 (km 1572.1)
Pine Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 984.7 (km 1578)
Kluane National Park and Haines Junction Visitor Centre in the Da Kμ Cultural Centre

Haines Junction

Mile 985 (km 1578.5) – Historic MP 1016
Population: 840

Be sure to turn right to continue north on the Alaska Highway. Or carry on straight if you’re headed south to Haines, Alaska.

Our Lady of the Way Catholic Mission was built in 1943 using an abandoned U.S. Army Quonset hut; look for this historical structure on your right as you head to Alaska.

Mile 988.3 (km 1584)
Haines Junction rest area

Mile 999 (km 1596.7)
Spruce Beetle Trail Interpretive Site and hiking trail

Mile 1000.1 (km 1598.6)
Bear Summit – 3,294 ft., the highest point on the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Fairbanks

Mile 1019.5 (km 1633)
Boutillier Summit – 3,293 ft., the second highest point between Whitehorse and Fairbanks

Mile 1020 (km 1635)
Kluane Lake viewpoint and rest area

Mile 1028.8 (km 1649.1)
Tachal Dhal Visitor Centre at the base of Sheep Mountain (Tachal Dhal). Check in at the visitor center if you plan to hike or explore the backcountry of Kluane National Park.

Mile 1029.7 (km 1650.8) – Historic MP 1061
Soldiers’ Summit
The Alaska Canada Military Highway was officially opened at Soldier’s Summit on November 20, 1942. A hiking trail to the ceremony site follows the original highway route. Information signs along the trail provide historical information.

Mile 1034.5 (km 1658.3)
Cottonwood RV Park

Mile 1039.5 (km 1666)
Congdon Creek Yukon government campground

Destruction Bay

Mile 1050.8 (km 1684.5) – Historic MP 1083
Population: 55

A small community with fuel, camping and lodging.

Mile 1051.2 (km 1685.1)
Destruction Bay rest area

Burwash Landing

Mile 1061 (km 1701)
Population: 85

Originally a trading post established in 1904. Today Burwash is home to the Kluane Museum of Natural History with wildlife exhibits and informative displays about the area and its peoples.

Mile 1076.6 (km 1726)
Kluane River Overlook & rest area

Mile 1083.4 (km 1737) – Historic MP 1118
Kluane Wilderness Village

Mile 1117.1 (km 1791.1) – Historic MP 1152
Lake Creek Yukon government campground

Mile 1133.5 (km 1818)
Discovery Yukon Lodgings and RV Park

Mile 1153.3 (km 1849.2) – Historic MP 1188
Junction with Snag Road. Snag was an airfield on the North West Staging Route known for having the coldest recorded temperature in North America, at -81.4˚ F in February 1947. Snag Road is a 15-mile long narrow dirt road best travelled with a four-wheel drive.

Mile 1153.4 (km 1849.6)
Snag Junction Yukon government campground

Beaver Creek

Mile 1166.5 (km 1870.6) – Historic MP 1202
Population: 110

In October 1942 bulldozers met at this location, making the final connection for the Alaska Canada Military Highway. Canadian customs is located north of town beside the airport. An excellent tourist information center is located in the small community, which also has fuel, camping and lodging.

Buckshot Betty’s

Phone: (867) 862-7111

Photos & InformationWeb SiteEmail

Mile 1168.5 (km 1873.8)
Beaver Creek Canada Customs station. Open 24/7 year-round.
Ph: 867-862-7230

Mile 1186.3 (km 1902.5) – Historic MP 1221
Rest area and border signs
Alaska / Yukon border crossing

Alaska

The mileposts in Alaska indicate the historical mileages from Mile 0 rather than today’s mileage from Dawson Creek. Note the time change; set your clocks back one hour.

In Alaska, the Alaska Highway meets with the Taylor Highway (which heads north towards Chicken, Eagle and Dawson City) at Tetlin Junction and ends at Delta Junction, where you can continue on the Richardson Highway (west towards Fairbanks or south towards Glennallen).

Mile 1186.8 – Historic MP 1221.8
Port Alcan U.S. Customs and Border Protection station. Open 24/7 year-round.
Ph: 907-774-2252

Mile 1190.5 – Historic MP 1225.5

Mile 1194 – Historic MP 1229
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Open mid-May to mid-September

Mile 1214 – Historic MP 1249.3
Deadman Lake Campground – Tetlin Refuge campground

Mile 1222 – Historic MP 1256.7
Lakeview Campground – Tetlin Refuge campground

Mile 1229 – Historic MP 1264
Northway Junction

Mile 1254 – Historic MP 1289.5
Rest area with views of Wrangell Mountains to the west.

Mile 1267 – Historic MP 1301.7
Tetlin Junction
Junction with the Taylor Highway to Chicken, Eagle and Yukon border.

Mile 1268 – Historic MP 1303
Tanana River Bridge rest area

Mile 1274 – Historic MP 1309.2
Tok River State Recreation Site campground

Tok

Mile 1279 – Historic MP 1314
Population: 1,450

Tok originated as an Alaska Road Commission camp for the construction of the Alcan and Glenn Highways in the 1940s. Tok is now a full-service community with fuel, camping, lodging, groceries and repair facilities. Continue straight through town on the Alaska Highway to Delta Junction and Fairbanks. Turn left on the Tok Cutoff if you want to head to Anchorage or Valdez.

Visitor information is available at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in the State Troopers building east of Milepost 1314, or at the Mainstreet Visitor’s Center at the junction of the Alaska Highway and Tok Cutoff.

Mile 1296.9 – Historic MP 1331.9
Moon Lake State Recreation Site

Mile 1309 – Historic MP 1334.5
Rest area with views of Alaska Range and information about the Tanana River and area.

Mile 1380 – Historic MP 1414.8
Clearwater State Recreation Site

Mile 1303.5 – Historic MP 1338.5
Cathedral Creeks B&B and Campground

Mile 1379.8 – Historic MP 1414.8
Clearwater sate Recreation Site

Mile 1386 – Historic MP 1421

Delta Junction

Mile 1387 – Historic MP 1422
Population: 984

This is the end of the Alaska Highway. Travellers continue towards Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway or turn south on the Richardson Highway towards Glenallen and Valdez.

The Delta Junction Visitor Center has an end of highway monument that is a good photo stop. The center also has certificates for those who have survived driving the Alaska Highway.

To continue to Fairbanks from Delta Junction, refer to the Richardson Highway log starting at Mile 266, the junction of the Richardson Highway with the Alaska Highway.

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