Built very quickly in 1942 to defend Alaska against further attack and occupation by the Japanese, the Alaska Highway began as a US Army truck trail through the bush.
Watson Lake to Whitehorse, Yukon. Watson Lake, Yukon is a good place to get lost. There’s plenty of signage. In the Signpost Forest, visitors have contributed almost 80,000 signs pointing to their home towns.
Every community on the Alaska Highway is unique and well worth a visit. Here’s an overview of the cities and towns on your road trip.
Welcome to the top of the World. During your Alaska Highway roadtrip, you can try dog sledding, panning for gold, ice fishing, bear hunting, flightseeing, heli-hiking and/or touring glaciers.
It was a miracle the men and machines were able to bash through and scrape out the Alaska Highway route in eight months.
Dawson Creek, BC to Watson Lake, Yukon. Dawson Creek, BC is a place of anticipation and excitement. This is where RVs gather and set off north in convoys. And it’s where you’ll hear the thunderous rumble of motorcycles readying for…
For travellers seeking to go deep into the wilds, the Alaska Highway delivers tremendous access to one of the world’s foremost wilderness frontiers. Expert warning: If you’re venturing beyond the highway’s edge, consider hiring a guide. And choose carefully!
BC’s untamed Muskwa-Kechika is the size of Ireland, with unnamed 1,000-foot waterfalls. Kluane and Denali, in the Yukon and Alaska, are home to the two highest North American peaks.
Although there was plenty of talk about building a highway through Western Canada to Alaska in the 1920’s, it was the lethal attack by the Japanese against the US at Pearl Harbour in December, 1941 that made the Alaska Highway…
Here are three ways to convince someone to join you on an Alaska Highway road trip. "The mountains, which dominate the landscape, were shaped by volcanic fire. The rugged, heavily forested valleys between them were carved by glaciers, which at…