- YUKON TOUR
8 to 9 days
drive will take you to Dawson
Creek, Mile "0" of the Alaska
Highway, 406 km/254 miles northeast
of Prince George. Also known as the Alcan, the Alaska
Highway was created by the threat of war in the 1930's
and 40's. It is a marvel of engineering and of initiative.
will find no lack of camping facilities along this
River Provincial Park (350 km/217 miles
Creek) is the site of a small hot springs.
Nelson, 480 km/300 miles north, sits
amongst dozens of rivers and several provincial parks.
north, Liard Hotsprings (314 km/196 miles from Fort
Nelson), and Smith River Falls approximately
another 40 km/25 miles north at the end of a gravel
road just south of Coal River), offer refreshing pauses
and captivating views.
Provincial Reserve Area
Photo Courtesy of Northern BC Tourism
Watson Lake (707km/442 miles from Liard Hotsprings)
the circle tour heads south into Northwestern
BC along the Stewart Cassiar Highway
(Highway 37). You will pass between Mt. Edziza Provincial
Park, a remote wilderness area that offers great nature
viewing for the experienced hiker, and Stikine
River Recreation Area, that sits at
the head of Spatsizi
Plateau Wilderness Park. Camping is
available at Kinaskan Lake, approximately 50 km south
of the entrance to Stikine.
short side trip at Meziadin (202km/126 miles further)
leads to the famous glaciers and grizzly bears of
BC and Hyder, Alaska.
Photo Courtesy of Robert McGooey
37 joins Highway 16 at Kitwanga (156 km/98 miles from
Meziadin), where the circle tour strikes east towards
George. Pleasant pastures roll upward
to picturesque mountains above Bulkley Valley. The
New Aiyansh area, southwest of Cranberry Junction
(83 km/52 miles south of Meziadin) has BC Forest campgrounds.
(43 km/27 miles from Meziadin) to see the totems that
have made this town famous. Highway 16 will take you
east to Prince
George, where you can journey south
by Highway 97, or
continue on to Dawson Creek, where you began.
sure to browse the Points of Interest: