Constructed during World War II, the Alaska Highway stretches for more than 22,000 kilometres across Canada and the United States. The highway is a gateway to the “Last Frontier” and is dotted with some of the best and most remote road trip destinations in North America.
Before you hit the road in Dawson Creek, snap a photo in front of the famous Mile Post sign. Driving along the highway, you’ll discover the handiwork of more than 10,000 soldiers and engineers, as well as 16,000 civilians. The visitor centre housed in the old Dawson Creek train station offers more information on the history and heritage of the Alaska Highway.
If you take the Alberta route, you’ll pass through iconic Canadian mountain towns such as Banff and Jasper. Alaska Highway also offers some of the best wildlife watching opportunities in North America. As you drive along the highway, keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears, elk, moose and other wildlife, including bald eagles soaring overhead.
Alaska Highway stretches from Dawson Creek in British Columbia to Delta Junction in Alaska. Edmonton International Airport is a six-hour drive from Dawson Creek while Delta Junction is a six-hour drive from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.