Drive to Alaska on the Alaska Highway. Also known as the Alcan Highway, it is the engineering marvel of World War II
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Driving The Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson

Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson
Fort Nelson to Watson Lake
Watson Lake to Whitehorse

Whitehorse to U.S.A./Canada Border
U.S.A./Canada Border to Delta Junction


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Alaska Highway Map (PDF of this Section)

Alaska Highway Driving Tips

The engineering marvel of the Second World War, and major adventure road to drive to Alaska. To many, this trip represents a lifetime of planning and thought, while to others it is an annual journey. Whether this is your first time driving to Alaska or you're a seasoned traveller of the Alaska highway, we hope the following information will be an asset. Stretching 2,288 km/1422 miles from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction Alaska. The Alcan Highway is mostly paved in Canada and all paved in Alaska.

From Dawson Creek, the Alaska Highway extends almost 968 km/595 miles to Lower Post where it enters the Yukon. The highway winds through the Yukon for about 885 km/550 miles and crosses into Alaska at mile 1221/km 1964. Continuing on to Delta Junction at mile 1422/km 2288, the Alaska Highway joins the Richardson Highway for the remaining 98 miles/158 km to Fairbanks AK.

0-Dawson Creek. Elevation 2,185 ft. Junction of Alaska Highway and Highway 97 (Hart Highway).

km2.4/mile 1.5 Mile 0 RV Park, Walter Wright Pioneer Village..

km 3.2/mile 2 Dawson Creek Public Golf Course.

km 5.3/mile 3.32 Parking.

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Alaska's Best Tours
Discover the best activities and things to do in Alaska and the Yukon. View the cities below for "Must Do" activities.



km 14/mile 8.7 Farmington Fairways and Campground 250-843-7774, 9-hole  par 36 golf course, driving range, licensed clubhouse, rentals. Campground  pull throughs with hook-ups, firepits, tables, pit toilets and sani station. 

km 16/mile 9.9 Parking on left northbound.

km 16.5/mile 10.2 Parking on right northbound.

km 23.6/mile 14.7 Farmington Store

km 28/mile 17.2 Kiskatinaw Provincial Park, 5 km. 28 camp sites, water, firewood, tables and fishing. Fee area.10 km/6.2 mile loop road on old Alaska Highway rejoins the highway at km 34/mile 21.

Summitt Lake Alaska Highway
Toad River Alaska Highway
Alaska Highway Scenic View
Summit Lake
Toad River
Scenic View along the Highway

km 29.3/mile 18.2 Parking on right northbound

km 33/mile 20.6 Kiskatinaw River Bridge. Rest Area on right northbound, picnic tables and toilets.

km 48/mile 29.8 Brake check and parking on both sides of highway at  top of hill overlooking the Peace River.

km 49.8/mile 30.9(HM 33) Parking with view of Peace River Valley.

km 55/mile 34.2 Taylor Landing Provincial Park. Picnic tables and boat launch.

km 55.5/mile 34.5 Peace River Bridge. 712 meters

km 57/mile 35.4 (HM 36) Taylor
Population 1200. Gas, groceries, accommodations, post office, restaurants. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Peace River, Taylor offers a wide variety of recreation and amenities. A $40 million natural gas scrubbing plant & oil refinery are here at the beginning of a 700-mile natural gas pipeline which supplies Vancouver & western Washington.


Taylor Lodge 10256 - 100 St. 250 789-3024.

Things to Do

alaska highwayThe Lone Wolf Golf Course is an excellent 18-hole championship golf course and is open to the public. It is also home of the world's largest golf ball. 250-789-3711

km 65/mile 40.4 Fort St. John Airport.

km 73.2/mile 45.5 Free dump station on right northbound.

km 75.6/mile 47 (HM 48) Fort St. John is the largest centre in the Peace River North region, and a transportation hub for the Peace. Oil and gas, forestry and agriculture are also important to the local economy. 

km 79.5/mile 49.4-Beatton Provincial Park, 8 km side road. 37 camp sites.

km 82/mile 51-Charlie Lake, gas, accommodations.

km 82/mile 51-Charlie Lake RV Park 1 km past the Charlie Lake General Store on mile 52 of the Alaska Highway. Laundry, showers, full service, pull thrus, fire pits, playground. 250-787-1569.

km 86.5/mile 54-Junction with Highway 29. Alternate all-paved route to Chetwynd on Highway 97, and the town of Hudson's Hope. The 600-ft. high dam across the Peace River valley forms the 640-square mile Williston Lake, the largest lake in BC.

km 96/mile 59.7-Parking area.

km 105.2/mile 65.4-Parking.

alaska highwaykm 116/mile 72-The Shepherd's Inn, A most warm welcome awaits you. Offering a complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Low-fat buffalo burgers, Russian borsch soup, cinnamon rolls, muffins, delicious desserts, cheesecake, ice cream and pies. 24-hour motel. High speed Internet. Quality Husky products including gas, diesel and propane. An oasis on the Alcan at Mile 72 / km 115. 250-827-3676

km 127/mile 79-Rest Area, tables, toilets and playground.

km 162/mile 101(HM 101)-Wonowon. This small highway settlement is the gateway to a vast wilderness of mountains, rivers and lakes accessed by the Alaska Highway. Formerly known as "Blueberry," Wonowon was the site of a traffic control gate during World War II.

km 183/mile 114-Parking, litter barrel.

km 200/mile 124.3-Parking at top of hill.

km 218/mile 135.5-Parking.

alaska highwaykm 226/mile 140 (HM 143) Buffalo Inn has clean, modern motel units, an RV park with hookups & laundromat. The restaurant features home cooking with a great menu. This is the only Pub between Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. 250-772-3234

km 229/mile 142-Parking.

km 232.9/mile 144.7 (HM 148)- Beatton River.

km 234/mile 145-Parking, point of interest sign on Suicide Hill.

alaska highwaykm 236/mile 147 Sasquatch Crossing Lodge Open year round. Cabins, gifts and souvenirs. The restaurant features daily specials with home-cooking. A favorite stopping place for seasoned Alaska Highway travelers. 250-772-3220.

km 250.5/mile 156--Large parking area.

km256.2/mile 159 (HM 162)-Sikanni Chief River Bridge. Spring fishing for grayling. Fall fishing for pike.

km 256.5/mile 159.4--Sikanni River RV Park, full or partial hook-ups, clean restrooms.

km 28.59/mile 173 (HM 175)-Buckinghorse River, Provincial Park. Fee area, 33 camp sites, tables, toilets, drinking water. Swimming and fishing in river.

alaska highwaykm 279/mile 173 Buckinghorse River Lodge Free RV parking (no hookups). There is a full service restaurant with home-style cooking and friendly service. Wi-fi & satellite TV. Gas, diesel & propane The Historical Buckinghorse River Lodge is found on the left northbound and this is the recommended stop. 250-772-4999

km 282/mile 176-Parking, litter barrel.

km 293/mile 182-Large parking area, litter barrel..

km 320/mile 199-Parking , litter barrels.

km 357/mile 223.1-Bougie Creek, parking.

km 365/mile 226.8 (HM 233)- Prophet River.

km 365.5/mile 227.3-Adsett Creek, parking..

km 374.5/mile 232.7-Parking, litter barrel.

km 420/mile 261-Large parking area, litter barrel..

km 426/mile 265.5-Jackfish Creek.

km 427/mile 265-Andy Bailey Provincial Park, access by 12 km  gravel road. Day-use area, 5 campsites, (not recommended for large vehicles) water, picnic tables, toilets, beach, swimming and boat launch. No turnaround area.

km 435/mile 270.3-Natural Gas processing plant.

km 451/mile 281-Muskwa River Bridge. Lowest point on highway 1,000 ft. Muskwa is Indian for "bear", and the area has many.

km455/mile 282.7-Fort Nelson. Population 5,900.

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