John Hart Highway

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John Hart Highway

The John Hart Highway, connects 406 km/mile 252 miles from Prince George to Dawson Creek and the start of 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 is reached by a 29 km/18 mile side road that starts at km 155. It has a population of approximately 4,539 and offer a variety of visitor facilities. 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 Highway 39 (hwy to Mackenzie).

Chetwynd is the largest town on the Hart Highway between Prince George and Dawson Creek. it is 304 km/189 miles from Prince George to Chetwynd and 90 km/56 miles from Chetwynd to Dawson Creek. From the Hart Highway you can also access the towns of Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope using Highway 29, which intersects with the Hart Highway near Chetwynd.

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Prince George Chetwynd Dawson Creek

0

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

4

John Hart bridge over the Nechako River.

7

Northwood Pulp Mill Road.

19

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.

212

Parking.

223

Parking.

226.5

Link Creek.

227

Parking.

229

West Pine River bridge.

230

West Pine River bridge.

230.3

Rest area beside Pine River, toilets.

232

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 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. The town has a full range of visitor facilities.

The Chetwynd Visitor Centre

Excellent information on the Peace River region.open daily in the summer months, located on Highway 97. www.gochetwynd.com

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.

Hudson’s Hope is a unique northern community. Surrounded by lakes and rivers, it offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities including excellent fishing, canoeing, camping and hiking.

The Hudson’s Hope Visitor Centre

Excellent information on the community and the nearby W.A.C. Bennett Dam. www.hudsonshope.ca

309.4

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

Tumbler Ridge is a picturesque community is situated at the heart of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark. In addition to walking in the footsteps of dinosaurs, visitors can also take in breathtaking alpine vistas, sparkling waterfalls and a myriad of outdoor activities.

The Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre

Find information on nearby parks, hiking trails and where to explore for Dinosaur tracks. www.tumblerridge.ca

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. From Tumbler Ridge Highway 52 continues 144 km/90 miles to Highway 2, south of Dawson Creek.

387.2

Kiskatinaw River.

394

Junction with the Alaska Highway.