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Town of Fort Nelson, B. C.
Note:For highway travel north via British Columbia Highway #97 - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - British Columbia / Yukon Border to Fort Nelson for driving directions and highway photos.

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Town of Fort Nelson, B. C.
Fort Nelson,B.C. named after Admiral Nelson, was established as a fur trading post in 1805. The North West Fur Company constructed a fort along the banks of the Nelson River. Fort Nelson is the northern gateway to some of BC's most extraordinary provincial parks, Stone Mountain, Muncho Lake and Liard River Hot Springs. All three are in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. This vast tract of Northern Rocky Mountain wilderness is teeming with wildlife that it is often compared to Africa's Serengeti. Fort Nelson also hosts the annual Canadian Open Dog Sled Races in February.
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Town of Fort Nelson, B. C.
Access to Fort Nelson Heritage Museum. Access to R.V. Dump Station, west side of highway. Access to RV Park Campground. The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum see history of the amazing Alaska Highway, or vintage cars and construction equipment.
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0.3
Town of Fort Nelson, B. C.
Access to Visitor Information. East side of highway.
0.4
0.6
Access to Lodging

0.5
0.8
Services fuel at highway
Gas and diesel.
0.8
1.3
Access to R.C.M.P. Detachment
East side of highway.
0.9
1.5
Access to Fort Nelson Airport
East side of highway.
1.0
1.6
View from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
2.0
3.2
Town of Fort Nelson, southern limits

2.4
3.9
Services fuel at highway
Gas and diesel. East side of highway.
2.5
4.1
Services fuel at highway
Gas and diesel. West side of highway.
2.7
4.3
Access to R V Park Campground
Bluebell Inn & Motel & RV Park. East side of highway.
2.9
4.7
Access to Lodging
West side of highway.
3.0
4.9
Airport Connector Road
Access to airport. East side of highway.
4.2
6.8
Roadside highway turnout
No services. West side of highway.
4.3
6.9
Point of Information - Photo looking west at the Muskwa River, B.C.
Crossing Muskwa River, B.C. The Muskwa River flows 257 km through northern British Columbia, Canada. It is a major tributary of the Fort Nelson River - part of the Mackenzie River system. The river rises at Fern Lake in the Bedaux Pass of the Stikine Range of the Rocky Mountains. From there, it flows generally east, then north, and then east again to meet with the Fort Nelson River just east of the town of Fort Nelson, British Columbia.
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11.6
Truck weigh station
West side of highway
7.5
12.1
Services fuel off highway
Both sides of highway. Access to RV Park Campground, east side of highway.
10.9
17.6
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
14.4
23.1
Access to Duke Energy Gas Production Plant.
East side of highway
19.7
31.7
Access to Andy Bailey Provincial Park Campground
Located 5 kms east of highway. Andy Bailey Provincial Park located among the rolling hills of the Fort Nelson, BC lowlands between the Prophet, BC and Fort Nelson, BC Rivers. Andy Bailey Lake a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, boating (only non-motorized water craft are permitted), wildlife viewing and fishing. Camping facilities. 5 camp sites, water, pit toilets. There is a day-use/picnicking area with picnic tables and parking area.
20.3
32.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
20.4
32.8
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
24.0
38.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, garbage container, no other services. East side of highway.
34.9
56.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
43.8
70.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
46.2
74.4
Roadside highway turnout
Small gavel turnout, no services.
47.8
76.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
48.5
78.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
50.4
81.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
51.6
83.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with garbage container. West side of highway.
52.8
85.0
Photo view from highway - Photo looking at the Rocky Mountains in the distance
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
55.9
90.0
Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek.
56.9
91.5
Point of Information
Crossing Adsette Creek, BC.
57.0
91.8
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with information sign and garbage container. East side of highway.
57.7
92.8
Community of Prophet, BC.
Services fuel at highway, access to RV Park campground
58.2
93.6
Access to Bed amd Breakfast
West side of highway.
62.2
100.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
63.5
102.2
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway
66.7
107.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
67.0
107.9
access to Prophet River Provincial Park Campground
Prophet River Wayside Park is located on an old US Army camp used during the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942. The park is situated on the banks of the Prophet River. A bird watcher's paradise! Prophet River Wayside Provincial Park attracts many eastern bird species. Camping with pull thru's is provided, spring water is available. No day-use or picnic facilities.
85.9
138.3
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, garbage container, no other services. West side of highway.
94.3
151.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
102.2
164.4
Roadside highway turnout
Large gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
108.7
174.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
109.1
175.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, garbage container no other services. East side of hihway.
110.8
178.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
111.1
178.8
Commuity of Buckinghorse River, BC.
Services fuel gas, diesel. Access to campground and lodging.
111.4
179.3
Access to Buckinghorse River Provincial Park Campground
East side of highway. Short side trip to Buckinghorse River Provincial Park Campground.
111.4
179.3
Buckinghorse River Provincial Park Campground
Camping facilities 33 camp sites, with picnic tables, fire rings, pit toilets, day-use/picnic area.
112.3
180.7
Back on highway
After short side trip to Buckinghorse Provincial park.
112.3
180.8
Point of Information - Photo looking at the Buckinghorse River, BC.
Crossing the Buckinghorse River, BC. fishing for arctic grayling.
112.7
181.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
112.8
181.6
Point of Information
Crossing Polka Dot Creek, BC.
115.6
186.1
Point of Information
Crossing Jottahamma Creek, BC.
118.3
190.4
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
124.8
200.8
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with garbage container, no other services. West side of highway.
125.8
202.4
Community of Sikanni Chief
Services fuel at highway, gas diesel, propane. Access to RV Park Campground, and lodging.
126.1
202.9
Point of Information
Crossing the Sikanni River, BC.
127.7
205.5
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
129.1
207.7
Roadside highway turnout - Chain Up Area
With litter container. East side of highway
130.6
210.1
Access to Sikanni Gas Fields, BC.
West side of highway
131.9
212.3
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
135.4
217.9
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
139.8
225.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout with information sign. East side of highway.
140.7
226.4
Sasquatch Crossing, BC.
Access to services, fuel, gas, diesel, RV Park
142.6
229.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. East side of highway.
144.5
232.5
Community of Pink Mountain, BC.
Pink Mountain, BC is named after the fireweed blossoms that cover the area's mountains, giving them a pink appearance. The Fireweed blossoms attract a high population of rare Arctic butterflies. Pink Mountain is also the only place in British Columbia, where wild plains bison still roam. Access to Pine Mountain Provincial Park, west of highway 16 km. No facilities; Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed. Access to Motor Inn, east side of highway.
150.2
241.7
Photo view from highway - Photo looking west at the Rocky Mountains
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
157.5
253.5
Point of Information
Crossing Townsend Creek, B C.
170.5
274.3
Roadside highway turnout
With information sign. East side of highway.
173.5
279.2
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
182.9
294.4
Services fuel at highway
Gas and diesel. Access to Motel.
183.4
295.1
Community of Wonowon, BC.
The present-day community name is derived from the mile number, 'one-oh-one'. Originally the village was called 'Blueberry'. Access to RCMP Detachment.
183.7
295.7
Services fuel at highway
Gas, diesel. East side of highway.
183.9
296.0
Services fuel at highway & Lodging
Gas, diesel. West side of highway.
190.0
305.8
Halfway First Nations Road
West side of highway
205.1
330.0
Roadside highway turnout - 'Mile 80' Rest Area
Long paved turnout, picnic tables, toilets, play area. Photo taken from rest area.
205.1
330.0
Roadside highway turnout - 'Mile 80' Rest Area
Photo taken from rest area. Northern British Columbia has vast resources of natural gas and oil. The photo shows equipment being transported by rigs to their future workplace, by pilot cars
211.0
339.5
Services fuel at highway - Access to RV Park Campground
Gas, diesel. East side of highway.
215.9
347.5
Lower Cache Road
West side of highway.
218.8
352.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
220.0
354.1
254 Road
East side of highway.
224.6
361.4
Roadside highway turnout
Both sides of highway, no services.
230.2
370.5
Junction of B.C. Highway #29
West access to Communities of Hudson's Hope, BC, Moberly Lake, BC, Chetwynd, BC, Tumbler Ridge, BC, Prince George, BC. Access to Charlie Lake Provincial Campground. East side of highway. - Charlie Lake Provincial Park Campground is situated on the southwestern shore of 13 km long Charlie Lake. Camping facilities; 58 camping sites, pressure water system, taps throughout campsite, Sani-station/dump. The day-use picnic area includes a playground, walking trails. The lake offers productive fishing for northern pike and walleye.
231.8
373.1
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
232.3
373.9
Access to R V Park Campground
East side of highway.
233.1
375.1
Access to Rotary R V Park Campground
East side of highway. 40 serviced sites
233.2
375.3
Services fuel off highway
Gas, diesel. West side of highway.
234.5
377.3
Access to Beatton B.C.Provincial Park Campground
East of highway 8 kms. Beatton Provincial Park is located on the shores of Charlie Lake, BC, Camping facilities; Campsites: 37, water, pit toilets, large day-use area with beach, picnic shelter, ball diamond, playground, 12 km of hiking trails, swimming beach, fishing.
235.2
378.5
City of Fort St. John - Western Limits - Fort St. John's welcome highway sign
Fort St. John is the largest city in British Columbia's northeast region. There were at least 7 separate trading posts built near the present location of Fort St. John.
235.3
378.7
Access to Fort St. John city Center
Attractions in Fort St John - The North Peace Recreation Centre, The North Peace Leisure Pool, The Rotary Spray Park, The Kids Arena, The Fort St. John Curling Club, The Elks Speed Skating Oval, Outdoor Volleyball Courts, The Fort St. John North Peace Museum, Visitor Information Centre, Skateboard Park.
236.9
381.2
Old Fort Road - West side100 Ave - East side
Access to Visitor Information center & Museum & Airport.
239.1
384.8
Access to Fort St John's Walmart
East side of highway. Services, fuel gas and diesel, both sides of highway. Access to city center. Access to Motel, west side of highway.
240.4
386.8
Access to R V Park Campground
East side of highway.
243.5
391.8
Access to R V Park Campground
East side of highway.
244.8
393.9
Access to Fort St. John Airport
East side of highway.
245.3
394.7
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
246.7
397.0
Roadside highway turnout
Paved turnout, wih garbage container. West side of highway.
247.3
398.0
Point of Information
Crossing Yamerak Creek.
247.7
398.6
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
248.2
399.4
Community of Taylor, BC.
Situated on a broad plane 200 feet above the Peace River. - Attractions Gold panning Days Annual World's Invitational Class 'A' Gold Panning Championships.
248.9
400.6
Access to Taylor's Visitor Information Center - Photo
Services fuel gas diesel at highway. Access to RV Park Campground. Taylor's Visitor Information Center log building was originally built in 1932. Local arts & crafts and maps are for sale.
250.1
402.5
Point of Information. - Photo looking west at the Peace River
Crossing the Peace River, BC. The Peace River river originates in the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia and flows through northern Alberta. In 1792 and 1793, the explorer Alexander Mackenzie travelled up the river to the Continental Divide.
251.0
403.9
Roadside highway turnout - Chainup Area
West side of highway.
254.2
409.0
Roadside highway turnout - Rest Area
Large paved turnout, toilets, picnic tables. East side of highway.
254.2
409.1
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, no services. West side of highway.
256.5
412.8
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
261.9
421.5
Access to Kiskatinaw B.C. Provincial Park Campground
5 Kms east off highway. The park is located along the banks of the Kiskatinaw River on the original Alaska Highway, near a historic wooden curved trestle bridge. Camping facilities: Campsites: 28 - A hand pump is located in the park. There is no day-use/picnic area in this park or sani dump station.
262.3
422.1
Access to Old Alaska HIghway Historic Route

262.5
422.4
Point of Information
Crossing Yamerak Creek, BC.
263.5
424.0
Photo view from highway
Driving south on the 'Alaska, Peace River Highway'
263.7
424.3
Roadside highway turnout - Scenic View Area
Large turnout, no services.
263.7
424.4
Point of Information
Crossing Kiskatinaw River, BC.
265.0
426.5
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout no services. East side of highway.
268.6
432.2
Parkland Road
Community of Farmington, B.C.
268.9
432.7
Services fuel at highway
West side of highway.
273.9
440.7
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, with garbage container, no other services. East side of highway
274.0
441.0
Roadside highway turnout
Gravel turnout, with garbage container, no other services. West side of highway
281.7
453.4
City of Dawson Creek, BC - Photo Dawson Creek's welcome highway sign
Dawson Creek northern limits.
281.8
453.5
City of Dawson Creek, BC
Access to Tim Hortons
281.9
453.6
City of Dawson Creek, BC
Roadside Highway Turnout, no services. East side of highway.
281.9
453.6
City of Dawson Creek, BC
Roadside Highway Turnout with garbage container and historical sign.
282.3
454.3
City of Dawson Creek, BC
Access to Truck Weigh Scales East side of highway.
283.6
456.4
City of Dawson Creek, BC
Access to RV Park, Campground.
283.7
456.6
City of Dawson Creek, BC
Access to Museum and Mile 'O' RV Park Campground. Access to Walter Wright Pioneer Village. West side of highway. - May through August, Walter Wright Pioneer Village is open for visitors of all ages. This 10-acre heritage park, themed in the pioneer period around the building of the Alaska Highway, offers an on-site 1942 cafe, corner store, and a number of artisan studio shops.
283.9
456.9
City of Dawson Creek, BC - Junction of B.C. Highway #97 & B.C. Highway #2
East to communities of Beaverlodge, Alberta - Grand Prairie, Alberta - West to communities of Chetwynd, BC - Tumbler Ridge, BC - MacKenzie, BC - Prince George, BC. Quesnel, BC. NOTE: For Highway travel south via B.C. Highway #97 See Milebymile.com - Road Map Highway Travel Guide The John Hart Highway #97 - Dawson Creek to Prince George, BC. for driving directions / highway photos.

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459.0
City of Dawson Creek, BC - MILE '0' The Alaska Highway
Northern Alberta Railway Park - Access to MILE '0' The Alaska Highway Visitor Information Center. this is a large information center with information on Northern British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska. There is a large parking lot for RV,s Photo Photo taken from the Northern Alberta Railway Park. Looking at the MILE '0' The Alaska Highway Visitor Information Center.
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459.0
City of Dawson Creek, BC - MILE '0' The Alaska Highway
Photo taken from the Northern Alberta Railway Park. Northern Alberta Railway Park (N.A.R. Park) The NAR Park is the true 'Mile 0' of the Alaska Highway. Within this four acre parcel you will find the Mile Zero Cairn, Dawson Creek Station Museum, Dawson Creek Art Gallery and the Dawson Creek Visitor Centre.
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459.0
City of Dawson Creek, BC - MILE '0' The Alaska Highway
Photo taken from the Northern Alberta Railway Park. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 194, forced the American and Canadian governments to reevaluate their security. There was a need to shore up and protect the sovereignty of North America. Hence, a secure land transportation route was needed in order to transfer goods, materials, and men from the continental states to Alaska. This required the construction of 1,500 miles of road through the vast uncultivated wilderness of northern Canada and Alaska. Building in these northern areas would not be a straightforward undertaking; men and women would battle the mountains, muskegs, and mosquitoes. When the American troops arrived, the town's population exploded to 10,000 in just a matter of weeks. Seven regiments of American engineers (approximately 11,000 men), 16,000 Canadian and American civilians, and 7,000 pieces of equipment would face some of the toughest and most unforgiving wilderness in the world. Nine months after this intense construction, at mile 1061 known as 'Soldiers Summit,' 250 soldiers, policemen, civilians, and Canadian and American delegations, cut the ribbon, officially opening the 'Alcan' Highway.
285.2
459.0
City of Dawson Creek, BC - MILE '0' The Alaska Highway
Since the completion of the Alaska Highway in the 1940s, road upgrading, widening, and straightening has been undertaken. Nearly 100% of the Alaska Highway is now paved.
285.2
459.0
City of Dawson Creek, BC - MILE '0' The Alaska Highway
Photo looking south at Dawson Creek, BC - Main Street. Start / Finish of Road Map Highway Travel Guide. e