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0.0
0.0
British Columbia / Yukon Border - Photo British Columbia welcome highway sign.
North to Watson Lake, Yukon, Whitehorse, Yukon, Anchorage, Alaska.NOTE British Columbia Highway #97 becomes Yukon Highway #1. For highway travel North via Yukon Highway #1 'The Alaska Highway - See Milebymile.com - Road Map Highway Travel Guide - B.C. / Yukon Border to Watson Lake, Yukon for driving directions / highway photos. - NOTE: Highway 97 crosses the border back and forth in the next few kms.

0.0
0.0
Roadside highway turnout
With information sign, explaining The Peace River and Alaska Highway history.
6.4
10.3
Point of Information
Crossing Mayfield Creek, B.C.
6.5
10.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the Alaska Highway.
16.5
26.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the Alaska Highway.
18.2
29.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the Alaska Highway.
18.5
29.8
Point of Information
Crossing Hyland River B.C.
25.1
40.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the Alaska Highway.
27.5
44.3
Services fuel at highway
Gas, diesel. Access to Iron Creek Lodge. West side of highway.
28.6
46.0
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the Alaska Highway.
29.5
47.4
Point of Information
Crossing Iron Creek, B.C.
33.1
53.3
Community of Contact Creek, BC
Services fuel at highway, gas, diesel
33.2
53.5
Photo view from highway - Photo Watch for Buffalo highway sign
Driving south on the Alaska Highway. Editor's comment; Ambulance drivers will tell you 'The Buffalo own this highway.'
35.2
56.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. Both sides of highway.
37.2
59.9
British Columbia / Yukon Border - Photo British Columbia highway welcome sign.
Long gravel Roadside Turnout. NOTE: By the highway marker signs, this is the official start of British Columbia's Highway #97 for south bound traffic.
37.2
59.9
Point of Information
British Columbia has classed this portion of highway #97 as part of the 'Great Northern Circle Route' There comments; 'Along the way you're sure to spot stone sheep, American bison and other wildlife across this vast area known as the 'Serengeti of the North'.
38.6
62.1
Fort Nelson Forest District
Northern Boundary.
40.7
65.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Alaska Highway'.
49.3
79.3
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
51.5
82.9
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - Scenic View Point
Toilets, garbage container. Photo taken from View point. Photo looking north at The Laird River, BC. Good spot to stop.
51.5
82.9
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area - Scenic View Point
Photo taken from View point. Photo Looking south At the Laird River, BC.
64.3
103.4
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side if highway.
64.7
104.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
69.5
111.8
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Point
Long gravel turnout. West side of highway.
70.5
113.4
Photo view from highway - Photo looking at the Laird River, BC.
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
73.2
117.8
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
73.8
118.7
Photo view from highway - Looking at the Laird River, BC.
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
74.9
120.5
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area - Photo taken from View Point
Gravel turnout. West side of highway. Photo looking at Cranberry Rapids, Laird River, BC.
75.0
120.7
Photo view from highway - Photo of Wood Buffalo
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'. This Buffalo is resting in the ditch along side of the highway. NOTE: The Wood Buffalo roam at large. 'They own the highway'!
75.1
120.9
Community of Fireside, B.C.

79.7
128.2
Access to Whirlpool Canyon
West of highway 11 kms.
85.2
137.1
Access to Cold River Lodge & RV Park
Services at highway, gas, diesel. West side of highway.
90.4
145.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with garbage container. West side of highway.
90.7
146.0
Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek.
92.2
148.3
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Point
West side of highway.
95.4
153.6
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
103.8
167.1
Point of Information - Photo Looking at Smith Falls, BC
Cossing Smith Falls River.
107.7
173.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
111.1
178.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
121.3
195.2
Access to R V Park Campground
With cafe and bakery. West side of highway
121.7
195.9
Laird River Hot Springs Provincial Park Campground - Photo Lower Hot Pool
NOTE: Side trip to Laird River Hot Springs B.C. Provincial Park Campground. East side of highway, 400 meters. Editor's Comment: This is a must do, either overnight camping or spending a few hours off the road and enjoying the Hot Springs. Campground Facilities: 52 Campsites, water, two hand pumps are available , pit toilets, picnic tables, hiking trail, no dump station. NOTE: Side trip to Laird River Hot Springs B.C. Provincial Park Campground. East side of highway. Editor's Comment: This is a must do, either overnight camping or spending a few hours off the road and enjoying the Hot Springs. Campground Facilities: 52 Campsites, water, two hand pumps are available , pit toilets, picnic tables, hiking trail, no dump station
121.7
195.9
Laird River Hot Springs Provincial Park Campground Photo:- Walkway to Upper Laird Hot Spring Pool.
The wooden boardwalk leads to the hot spring pools, it passes through a warm water swamp and boreal forest which supports rich and diverse plant communities as well as mammal and bird species. These springs create an unusually warm microclimate, enabling 14 species of orchids and carnivorous plants such as sundew, butterwort and aquatic bladderwort to flower here.
121.7
195.9
Laird River Hot Springs Provincial Park Campground - Photo Upper Hot Pool
Laird Hot Springs has two bathing pools. Both are equiped with change houses. The lower pool is cooler than the upper pool. Water temperatures range from 42 deg. C to 52 deg. C.
122.5
197.2
Photo view from highway - Photo Laird River Bridge
Crossing Laird River. NOTE: This bridge is the longest suspension bridge on the Alaska Highway.
122.7
197.4
Point of Information - Photo - Looking at the Laird River, BC
Crossing Laird River.
126.6
203.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
127.1
204.5
Point of Information
Crossing Washout Creek, BC.
128.1
206.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
129.7
208.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
130.2
209.6
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
130.6
210.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
131.4
211.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
131.6
211.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
131.7
212.0
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
133.4
214.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
135.1
217.4
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
135.9
218.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
136.0
218.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
136.5
219.6
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Long gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway
136.7
220.0
Point of Information
Crossing Yamerak Creek.
137.4
221.1
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
137.8
221.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
138.4
222.7
Point of Information
Crossing Prochniak River, BC.
138.4
222.8
Muncho Lake Provincial Park - Photo Muncho Lake P.P. Highway Sign
Northern Park Boundary: Muncho Park has spectacular folded mountains, wildlife, brilliantly-colored wildflowers. In the southern portion of the park, you will see these impressive geological formations towering above the road. Tectonic deformations have folded the limestone giving these mountains their unique appearance. There are 2 campgrounds, Strawberry Flats campground and MacDonald campground.
139.2
224.0
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
140.2
225.6
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
141.4
227.6
Point of Information
Crossing Trout River, BC.
141.9
228.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
142.0
228.5
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
143.5
230.9
Roadside highway turnout Chain Up Area
Gravel turnout,with information signs of Muncho Provincial Park. Both sides of highway.
144.8
233.1
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Point Area
Walk in View Point - With access to hiking trail. West part of highway.
145.7
234.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services.
146.2
235.2
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
148.7
239.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
150.9
242.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
151.2
243.3
Roadside highway turnout
Very large gravel turnout, no services.
154.0
247.8
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Point Area - Photo taken fron viewpoint
Gravel turnout. West side of highway. Photo - Looking south at Muncho Lake, B.C.
155.1
249.6
Services fuel at highway and R V Park Campground
J & H - R V Park Resturaunt, boat launch, hookups. Boat tours of Muncho Lake. West side of highway.
156.2
251.4
Access to Muncho Lake B.C. Provincial Park - MacDonald Campground
Camping facilities; 15 campsites, pit toilets, day use picnic sites, no R V Dump station. Muncho Lake has Twelve kilometres of jade-colored water. Muncho Lake Tours operates daily trips. The lake's cold, deep waters, tinted green by minerals, are home to lake trout, arctic grayling, bull trout and whitefish. Wildlife can be seen in this park. Moose frequent the many swamps within the park, also cariboo. There is an excellent chance you will see Stone sheep along the highway.
156.2
251.4
Access to Muncho Lake B.C. Provincial Park - MacDonald Campground
Photo taken from Muncho Lake B.C. Provincial Park - MacDonald Campground, approaching the camping sites. Editors Note: ' My first fishing cast, I caught a Lake Trout from shore'.
156.7
252.2
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Point
Gravel turnout with viewpoint overlooking Muncho Lake, BC.
157.0
252.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
157.6
253.7
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout.
158.3
254.8
Services fuel at highway
Northern Rockys Lodge & RV Park, gas, diesel. West side of highway.
158.5
255.0
Roadside highway turnout with wildlife viewpoint
Gravel turnout with information sign. East side of highway
158.6
255.2
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
159.5
256.6
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
159.8
257.2
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services.
160.5
258.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
160.8
258.8
Access to Muncho Provincial Park - Strawberry Flat Campground
West side of highway. Camping facilities; 15 campsites, water, picnic tables.
162.2
261.1
Muncho Lake Provincial Park
Southern boundary.
163.2
262.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Alaska Highway'. Editor's Note: This young moose stepped out of the bush and we watched it, as it came up to the roadway.
163.2
262.7
Photo view from highway
Editor's note: 'The Moose was seeking the salt, that had been spread on the roadway during the winter. He paid us no attention to us, as he knelt down to lick the roadway, waching us all the time'.
164.2
264.3
Point of Information
Crossing Muncho Creek, BC.
164.5
264.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
165.7
266.6
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'. Editor's Note. 'These Mountain Sheep are licking the salt that was left after being laid on the highway in the winter'.
165.7
266.6
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'. Editor's Note. 'These Mountain Sheep, are licking the salt that was left after being laid on the highway in the winter'.
165.9
266.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway
167.2
269.0
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
169.0
271.9
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, with garbage container and information sign. East side of highway.
172.3
277.2
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
172.9
278.2
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
173.1
278.5
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
174.4
280.6
Point of Information
Crossing Peterson Creek, BC.
174.6
280.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
175.4
282.2
Roadside highway turnout
No services. East side of highway.
176.8
284.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
176.9
284.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'.
177.2
285.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
177.8
286.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
178.7
287.6
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
178.8
287.7
Point of Information - Photo Looking at the Toad River
Crossing the Toad River, BC.
180.8
290.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with information sign. East side of highway.
181.9
292.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
182.9
294.3
Point of Information
Crossing 150 Mile Creek, BC.
183.9
295.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
186.2
299.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
186.7
300.4
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area - Photo taken from View Point
Large turnout with information sign that reads: 'Originally, all the rock of the British Columbia Canadian Rockies lay flat on the shallow sea bed of the western continental shelf where it had accumulated grain by grain over a billion years. About a 175 million years ago the continent of North America began to move westward, overriding the Pacific shore and colliding with the offshore chain of islands. The continental shelf was caught in the squeeze. The flat layers slowly buckled into folds like those you know see here. As time passed, folded mountain ranges sprang up across British Columbia. By 120 million years ago, the Rockies were showing above the sea. They grew for another 75 million years, rising faster than erosion could tear them down - likely reaching Himalayan heights.'
186.7
300.4
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area - Photo taken from View Point
Photo looking at the Folded Moutains of British Columbia.
188.1
302.7
Access to Stone Mountain Safaris
West of highway 5 kms
189.2
304.4
Muncho Lake Provincial Park - Photo Muncho Lake Provincial Park highway sign
Southern boundary.
190.6
306.7
Services fuel at highway
Gas and Diesel - Poplars RV Park Campground. West side of highway.
191.3
307.9
Point of Information
Crossing 141 Creek, BC.
191.8
308.7
Point of Information
Crossing Wood Creek, BC.
192.6
310.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services
192.8
310.3
Community of Toad River, BC.
Toad River, originally a highway maintenance camp with a service stop for travellers, Toad River now has a population under 100. Services include a restaurant, post office, Greyhound bus stop and gas station.
193.4
311.3
Services fuel at highway
Gas diesel. West side of highway. Access to RV Park Campground.
196.0
315.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
196.5
316.3
Roadside highway turnout
Small gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
197.1
317.2
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
197.4
317.6
Point of Information
Crossing the Racing River, BC.
197.6
318.0
Roadside highway turnout
Large turnout with garbage container. East side of the highway.
199.2
320.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
203.3
327.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
204.4
328.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
205.1
330.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
205.6
330.8
Point of Information
Crossing a branch of the Toad River, BC.
208.8
336.0
Roadside highway turnout
Large turnout, no services. West side of highway.
208.9
336.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
209.2
336.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
209.7
337.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
210.9
339.4
Roadside highway turnout
Long gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway
212.6
342.1
Point of Information
Crossing 115 Creek, BC.
212.6
342.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with garbage container, no other services. West side of highway.
214.6
345.4
Point of Information
Crossing 113 Creek, BC.
215.6
346.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
216.3
348.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
217.2
349.5
Stone Mountain B.C. Provincial Park
Northern boundary. Stone Mountain Provincial Park has 25,691 hectares of mountain wilderness. Alaska Highway travelers are allowed a view of spectacular landscapes and wildlife in the Northern Rocky Mountains. There is a campground with 28 camp sites at the south end of the park.
218.5
351.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with informationsign
219.1
352.6
Services fuel at highway
Gas diesel, access to Rocky Mountain Lodge and Motel.
219.4
353.0
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout with access to Stone Mountain Provincial Park - MacDonald Valley Creek Hiking Trail hiking trail. West side of highway.
220.0
354.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
221.8
357.0
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout with access to Stone Mountain Provincial Park, Summit Peak hiking trail. East side of highway.
221.9
357.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
222.3
357.7
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
223.5
359.6
Photo view from highway - Photo looking at Summit Lake, BC.
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
224.2
360.8
Access Stone Mountain Provincial Park Summit Lake Campground
West side of highway. Stone Mountain Provincial Park Summit Lake Campground facilities: Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 28, day-use/picnic area, Cold water taps, boat launch. - Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Fishing for rainbow and lake trout and mountain whitefish at Summit Lake or for arctic grayling along MacDonald Creek.
224.4
361.1
Community of Summit Lake, BC
No services.
224.9
362.0
Point of Information
Crossing the North Tetsa River, BC
226.3
364.2
Stone Mountain Provincial Park
Southern boundary.
226.6
364.6
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
227.6
366.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
228.4
367.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
229.2
368.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
229.5
369.3
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
230.5
370.9
Point of Information
Crossing the Tetsa River, BC.
231.7
372.9
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with garbage container. East side of highway.
232.1
373.5
Point of Information
Crossing the BC.,Tetsa River #1.
232.2
373.7
Access to Hiking Trail
East side of highway.
233.6
375.9
Roadside highway turnout
Large turnout with garbage container.
235.2
378.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with garbage container. West side of highway.
238.7
384.2
Roadside highway turnout
Turnout with garbage container. West side of highway.
240.0
386.3
Community of Tetsa River
Services fuel at highway, gas, diesel. Access to campgroung. West side of highway.
245.3
394.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
249.8
402.0
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
250.9
403.8
Access to Tetsa River Regional Park Campground
Tetsa River Provincial Park offers excellent fishing for arctic grayling and camping on the shores of the Tetsa River. Tetsa River is one of the more beautiful provincial campgrounds along the Alaska Highway. Camping facilities: Total Number of Vehicle Accessible Campsites: 25, water taps, pit toilets, no sani-station/dump, no day-use or picnic facilities. Tetsa River Park is a popular fishing spot for arctic grayling.
252.2
405.8
Access to Hiking trail
East side of highway.
255.0
410.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
256.3
412.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
258.8
416.4
Photo view from highway - Photo looking west of highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
258.8
416.5
Point of Information
C.B.C. Radio - 88.3 FM.
259.2
417.2
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area
Pit Toilets, picnic tables, information signs, garbage container. East side of highway. NOTE; next rest area 406 kms south.
260.7
419.6
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area - Photo taken from scenic view area
Gravel turnout. West side of highway.
262.0
421.6
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Gravel turnout, no services
262.9
423.1
Point of Information
NOTE: The highway sign states. 'No fuel available for 81 kms'.
263.0
423.2
Community of Steamboat, BC.
Services available, gas, diesel.
266.7
429.2
Roadside highway turnout
Large long gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
268.9
432.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
272.9
439.1
Point of Information
Crossing Steamboat Creek, BC.
274.5
441.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
276.5
445.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
276.8
445.4
Point of Information
Crossing Kledo Creek, BC.
285.3
459.2
Point of Information
Crossing Raspberry Creek, BC.
292.4
470.5
Junction of B.C. Highway #77 - ' The Laird Trail'
North to communities of Fort Laird, NWT, Fort Simpson, NWT. The Liard Highway, is the north eastern most numbered highway in the province, and is the sole paved road connection between B.C. and the Northwest Territories, 138 km northeast, where it connects with N.W.T. Highway #7. - Fort Simpson, began in 1803 as Fort of the Forks. Fort of the Forks existed solely as a fur trading site and was situated near what is now known as Fort Simpson. The Village of Fort Simpson became a permanent settlement July 1822 when the Hudson's Bay Company constructed a trading post.
297.8
479.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on British Columbia Highway #97 'The Peace River, Alaska Highway'
302.1
486.1
Access to Bed amd Breakfast
East side of highway.
308.3
496.1
The Community of Fort Nelson, BC - Photo welcome to Fort Nelson highway sign
Fort Nelson & the Northern Rockies is your gateway to the northern most reaches of the world famous Rocky Mountains. From Fort Nelson to the Yukon border is one of the best segments of the Alaska Highway. This part of British Columbia has been called the Serengeti of the North. Elk, moose, caribou and bison & Stone sheep can quite often be viewed from the highway. Attractions, visit the Fort Nelson Heritage Museum
309.3
497.7
Town of Fort Nelson, BC. - Access to RV Sani/ Dump station
West side of highway.
309.5
498.0
Town of Fort Nelson, B. C. Visitor Information
East side of highway
309.5
498.1
Fort Nelson Heritage Museum
The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum one can see the history of the amazing Alaska Highway, vintage cars and construction equipment. Start/ Finish of Highway Travel Guide. - NOTE: For highway travel south via the Alaska Peace Highway - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - Fort Nellson to Dawson Creek, BC for highway direction/ information & highway photos