John Hart Highway

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John Hart Highway

The Hart Highway, starts in Prince George and winds its way northeast to Dawson Creek where the Alaska Highway begins. There is great fishing in the many lakes and streams along the way. Summit Lake is situated on the Arctic-Pacific divide and here you will find excellent char and rainbow trout fishing.

Mackenzie has a population of approximately 4,539 and has a variety of visitor facilities. It is reached by a side road that leads 29 km/18 miles to the town center. Mackenzie was built in 1965 to service the construction workers of the Peace River Dam Project. The first residents arrived in July 1966 and Mackenzie has never looked back. Visitor Information is at the junction of Highway 97 (Hart Hwy) and 39 (hwy to Mackenzie).

This 406 km/mile 252 mile highway leads from Prince George to Dawson Creek, BC the start of the Alaska Highway.

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Junction of Highways 16 and 97. Highway 16 leads west toPrince Rupert BC.

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John Hart bridge over the Nechako River.

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Northwood Pulp Mill Road.

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Hart Highway RV park.

28

Parking by Salmon River.

39.8

Parking on both sides of highway.

41.5

Giscome portage, heritage attraction.

47.5

Rest area.

49.5

Summit Lake, boat launch, picnic area, rainbow and lake trout fishing best in spring and fall.

53.5

North access to Summit Lake.

63.1

Parking beside Cottonwood Creek.

75.3

Crooked River Provincial Park. 90 camp sites, picnic sites, dump station, swimming, fishing (no motor boats allowed).

76.1

Bear Lake, services.

93

Red Rocky Lake.

113.2

Rest area by Crooked River.

128.8

Whiskers Point Provincial Park, camping, boat launch, picnic area, dump station, toilets, beach.

137.6

McLeod Lake, services.

138.6

Side road to Carp Lake Provincial Park 30 km/18 miles.

139.5

Parking.

146.4

Tudyah Lake Provincial Park, camping, boat launch, picnic area, swimming, and fishing.

153.4

Windy Point, services.

154.4

Parsnip River.

155.2

Mackenzie Junction. 29 km/18 mile side road to Mackenzie, population 4,539. Visitor facilities.

Mackenzie was built in 1965 to service the construction workers of the Peace River Dam Project. The first residents moved in July 1966 and Mackenzie has never looked back. Lumbering is the major industry. Mackenzie is located at the south end of Williston Lake.

161.1

Parking.

172.8

Parking.

176.8

Honeymoon Creek. Highway Maintenance Camp.

183

Rolston Creek, parking.

187.7

Bijou Falls Provincial Park, day-use area – nice picnic spot, tables, toilets.

192.4

Pine Pass Summit 874 m/2867 feet.

194.9

Powder King ski resort.

199.2

Pine Valley RV Park.

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Parking.

223

Parking.

226.5

Link Creek.

227

Parking.

229

West Pine River bridge.

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West Pine River bridge.

230.3

Rest area beside Pine River, toilets.

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Rest area; toilets.

234.1

Visitor facilities.

235

Cairn Creek, RV Park.

236

Side road to Pine River.

244.2

Big Boulder Creek.

253.6

Fisher Creek.

254.6

Rest area.

259.5

Crassier Creek.

265.6

Pine Valley rest area.

275.2

Peace Foothills rest area.

288

Parking.

298

Wildmare Grove Campsite.

304

Chetwynd, population 3,100. A full range of visitor facilities.

Visitor Information Center open daily in the summer months, located on Highway 97.

Chetwynd was formerly known as “Little Prairie” but was renamed to honor the late Ralph Chetwynd, a British Columbia Minister of Railways, who fought hard to have the provincial railroad extended to this region. Chetwynd’s main industries are forestry, mining, natural gas processing, farming, and ranching.

km 306

The kilometre posts in place from Chetwynd north indicate kilometres from Chetwynd toDawson Creek BC.

308.3

Junction. Side road leads to W.A.C. Bennett Dam and Hudson Hope 65km/40 miles and rejoins the Alaska Highway 86 km/53 miles north of Dawson Creek.

309.4

Junction with Heritage Highway. Side road to Tumbler Ridge 91 km/56 miles.

324

Parking on both sides of highway.

334.4

Parking.

338.4

East Pine Provincial Park, picnic area and boat launch.

341.1

Visitor facilities.

344

Parking.

360.9

Parking.

386.7

Junction with Highway 52 to Tumbler Ridge 96 km/60 miles. A town that was built to service the growing coal mining industry of Northeastern British Columbia. Tours of Quintette Mine, the World’s largest computerized open pit mine are available. From town the road continues 144 km/90 miles to Highway 2 south of Dawson Creek.

387.2

Kiskatinaw River.

394

Junction with the Alaska Highway.