Connects: Dawson Creek, BC, to Delta Junction, AK
Length: 1,387 miles
Road Surface: Paved
Season: Open all year
Highest Pass: Summit Lake, 4,250 feet
Maps (5 detailed pdf files available):
Dawson Creek, BC to Milepost DC 409
Milepost DC 409 to Teslin, YT
Teslin, YT to Milepost DC 1136
Milepost DC 1136 to Milepost DC 1381
Milepost DC 1381 to Delta Junction, AK
The Alaska Highway begins at Mile 0 in Dawson Creek, BC. The first 613 miles/987 km of the Alaska Highway are in British Columbia, where it is designated BC Highway 97 North. The highway travels in a northwesterly direction to the Yukon border near Watson Lake, YT (Historical Mile 635). From there it continues as Yukon Highway 1, crossing 577 miles/929 km of Yukon to Port Alcan on the Alaska border. The Alaska Highway crosses into Alaska at Historical Mile 1221.8, where it becomes Alaska Route 2. From this international border, it is 200 miles/322 km to Delta Junction, AK (Historical Mile 1422), the official end of the Alaska Highway, and 298 miles to Fairbanks, the unofficial end of the highway, at Historical Mile 1520.
Road conditions on the Alaska Highway are not unlike road conditions on many secondary roads in the Lower 48 and Canada. It is the tremendous length of the highway, combined with its remoteness and the extremes of the Northern climate, that often result in surprises along this highway. Historically speaking, however, the Alaska Highway has rarely been closed by any weather-related event, and even then usually not longer than a day.
All of the Alaska Highway is paved, although highway improvement projects often mean motorists have to drive a few miles of gravel road. The asphalt surfacing of the Alaska Highway ranges from poor to excellent. Much of the highway is in fair condition, with older patched pavement and a minimum of gravel breaks and chuckholes. Recently upgraded sections of road offer excellent surfacing. Relatively few stretches of road fall into the “poor” category, i.e. chuckholes, gravel breaks, deteriorated shoulders, bumps and frost heaves.
It is difficult to predict road conditions on the Alaska Highway. A hard winter or heavy rains can quickly undermine what was good roadbed, while road crews can just as quickly improve a previously substandard stretch of road.
Highway businesses and other travelers are often helpful sources of information for current road conditions. Always inquire locally about what road conditions may be like up ahead of you and, in the off-season, what facilities are available, since many businesses operate seasonally.
The MILEPOST® Quick Reference Log
Miles from Dawson Creek (DC) shown.
- DC 0 Mile 0 in DAWSON CREEK (pop. 11,800); all services. Visitor information.
- DC 1.5 Mile 0 RV Park & Campground, Walter Wright Pioneer Village, and Rotary Lake.
- DC 34.4 Peace River Bridge, longest water span on the Alaska Highway.
- DC 35 TAYLOR (pop. 1,300); food, gas, lodging, camping. Visitor information at the Infocentre on the Alaska Highway; stop and photograph the Gold Panner statue. World's Invitational Gold Panning Championship in August.
- DC 47 FORT ST. JOHN (pop. 18,000); all services along Alaska Highway and downtown. Visitor information is located inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre at 9324 96 Street.
- DC 51 Charlie Lake; access to Alaska Highway monument and camping at Ross H. Maclean Rotary R.V. Park.
- DC 53.6 Junction with Highway 29 to Hudson's Hope to west. Turnoff to east for Charlie Lake Provincial Park; camping.
- DC 101 WONOWON (pop. 150); food, gas.
- DC 144.1 Sasquatch Crossing Lodge (phone 250-772-3220) at Historical Mile 147; lodging, camping, restaurant, gift shop.
- DC 159.2 Historical Mile 162. SIKANNI CHIEF. Sikanni River Campground & RV Park (phone 250-772-5400); gas, lodging and camping.
- DC 173.3 Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park, camping.
- DC 173.4 Historical Mile 175. Buckinghorse River Lodge to west; 24-hour public cardlock AFD gas pump. Buckinghorse Lodge Northgate to east is a camp complex for gas-patch crews only.
- DC 227 Historical Mile 233. PROPHET RIVER; no services
- DC 265.5 Andy Bailey Regional Park 7 miles/12 km east; camping.
- DC 278.4 Historic Mile 293, Trapper’s Den Wildlife Emporium; Northern crafts.
- DC 281.2 Muskwa River bridge, lowest point on the Alaska Highway at elev. 1,000 feet/305m.
- DC 283 Historical Mile 300, FORT NELSON (pop. 6,147); all services. Visitor information.
- DC 301 Junction with Liard Highway to Fort Liard and Northwest Territories via Deh Cho Route.
- DC 344.7 Turnoff for Tetsa RIver Campground Regional Park.
- DC 373.3 Historic Milepost 392, Summit Lake; no services.
- DC 373.6 Summit Pass (elev. 4,250 feet/1,295m), highest summit on the Alaska Highway. Summit Lake (Stone Mountain) Provincial Campground.
- DC 401.2 Historical Mile 419. Folding Mountain Bed & Breakfast; open year-round.
- DC 404.6 Historical Mile 422, TOAD RIVER. Toad River Lodge; food, gas, diesel, lodging, camping. Toad River Lodge is the home of the world famous hat colleciton.
- DC 436.5 Entering MUNCHO LAKE (pop. 29) northbound. Double G Services; lodging, restaurant and gas. Muncho Lake, known for its beautiful deep green and blue waters, is 7 miles/11 km in length, and 1 mile/1.6 km in width; elevation is 2,680 feet/817m.
- DC 437.6 Strawberry Flats Campground, Muncho Lake Provincial Park; 15 sites on lakeshore.
- DC 442.2 Historical Mile 462. Northern Rockies Lodge; restaurant, gas, lodging, camping. Flightseeing trips of Northern Rockies and Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park available.
- DC 442.9 MacDonald campground, Muncho Lake Provincial Park.
- DC 443.6 Muncho Lake RV Park (phone 250-776-3005) at Historical Mile 463 (former Muncho Lake Lodge); 23 fully serviced sites, tent sites, showers.
- DC 444.9 Muncho Lake viewpoint at Historic Milepost 463.
- DC 477.7 Historical Mile 496. Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park; camping. A short walk leads to 2 hot springs pools: Alpha and Beta pools. Not-to-be missed spot!
- DC 477.8 Historical Mile 497. Liard Hotsprings Lodge; lodging, restaurant, gas, diesel, RV park. Open year-round.
- DC 513.9 Historical Mile 533. COAL RIVER. Coal River Lodge & RV; food, gas, diesel, lodging and camping. Open May through September.
- DC 524.2 Historical Mile 543. FIRESIDE. FIreside Car & Truck Stop; food, showers, camping. Open year-round.
- DC 567.9 Historic Milepost 588, Contact Creek, where crews worked from the south and the north met in September 1942, completing the southern sector of the Alaska Highway.
- DC 603.3 Welcome to British Columbia (southbound sign) at BC–YT border.
- DC 607 Lucky Lake (picnicking and swimming) and Liard Canyon Recreation Area (hiking trail).
- DC 609.5 Watson Lake Riding Assoc. Equestrian Centre; overnight boarding for horses.
- DC 610.5 Historical Mile 632.5. Gas station.
- DC 612.9 Historic Milepost 635, WATSON LAKE (pop. 1,563); all services. Visitor information. Lodging at Air Force Lodge, Andrea's Hotel, Big Horn Hotel, Cedar Lodge Motel, Dragon's Den Hotel/Motel and Cozy Nest B&B. Camping at Downtown RV Park. Dining at Kathy's Kitchen and Golden Dragon Restaurant. Attractions: Watson Lake Signport Forest, Northern Lights Centre. Junction of the Alaska Highway and the Campbell Highway.
- DC 615.3 Watson Lake Yukon government campground and day-use area.
- DC 626.2 Historical Mile 649, junction with the Cassiar Highway, which leads 450 miles/724 km south to the Yellowhead Highway 16; gas, diesel, convenience store, camping at junction.
- DC 627 Historical Mile 650. Nugget City; restaurant; gift shop with Canadian souvenirs; gas/diesel; lodging in cabins and budget sleeping rooms; RV park with hookups, laundromat, RV wash, showers/restrooms.
- DC 651.2 Big Creek Yukon government campground.
- DC 687.2 Historic Milepost 710. Rancheria Lodge.
- DC 695.2 Rancheria Falls Recreation Site; 10-minute walk to falls.
- DC 699.4 Turnout at Continental Divide.
- DC 709.8 Historic Milepost 733, SWIFT RIVER. No services.
- DC 719.6 Swan Lake Rest Area.
- DC 752 Morley River Recreation Site; day-use area.
- DC 776 Nisutlin Bay Bridge, longest water span on the Alaska Highway.
- DC 776.3 Yukon Motel & Restaurant, Lakeshore RV Park; food, gas/diesel, lodging, camping, Yukon Wildlife Gallery, post office. Open year-round.
- DC 776.4 Historic Milepost 804. Nisutlin Trading Post; grocery, self-serve fast-food, ice, ATM, hardware, fishing licenses, motel, gas, diesel, propane
- DC 776.5 TESLIN (pop. 450) at Historical Mile 804; traveler services at Yukon Motel & Restaurant and Nisutlin Trading Post. Attractions: George Johnston Museum and Teslin Tlingit Heritage Cneter (see next milepost). George Johnston Museum features more than a thousand artifacts reflecting the Tlingit heritage of the area; open June–Sept.
- DC 779.1 Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre highlights inland Tlingit history, open daily June-September.
- DC 785.2 Teslin Lake Yukon government campground.
- DC 808.2 Junction with South Canol Road; rest area. South Canol Road leads 137 miles/220 km to junction with Campbell Highway near Ross River.
- DC 808.6 Teslin River Bridge, third longest water span on the highway.
- DC 808.9 Historic Milepost 836, JOHNSON’S CROSSING. Johnson's Crossing Lodge and RV Park; home-cooked food, baked goods, motel, RV park, gas, diesel, gift shop.
- DC 821 Squanga Lake Yukon government campground.
- DC 836.8 JAKE’S CORNER; gas/diesel. Junction with Tagish Road which leads 14.5 miles west to TAGISH(pop. 206) on the Tagish/Six Mile River. Also access to Atlin Road (1 mile south of Jake's Corner), which leads south 3.7 miles to White Mountain Inn and 58 miles to scenic ATLIN (pop. 350) on Atlin Lake in British Columbia; lodging at Brewery Bay Chalet. Atlin Arts & Music Festival in July.
- DC 859.9 Historical Mile 890. Marsh Lake Yukon government campground.
- DC 867.3 Historic Milepost 897. Yukon River Bridge and Marsh Lake Dam Rest Area.
- DC 873.5 Historical Mile 904. The Caribou RV Park and Wolf’s Den Restaurant; food, camping, hookups, laundromat.
- DC 874.4 Historical Mile 905. Junction with South Klondike Highway to Skagway, AK.
- DC 876.8 Historical Mile 906. Wolf Creek Yukon Government campground.
- DC 880 Historical Mile 910.5. Fireweed RV Services; RV repairs, parts, accessories, phone 867-668-5082.
- DC 880.8 Historic Milepost 911. Pioneer R.V. Park; camping, hookups, store, gas, diesel, propane.
- DC 881.7 Turnoff for MIles Canyon via Schwatka Lake Road.
- DC 882.7 Philmar RV Service & Supply Centre; RV parts and repairs; phone 867-668-6129.
- DC 883.5 City of Whitehorse rest area.
- DC 883.7 Historical MIle 913.4 Junction with Robert Service Way (south access road leads east to Whitehorse city centre) and Hamilton Blvd. access east to Hi Country R.V. Park; full hookups, cable TV, pull-throughs, laundromat, showers
- DC 885.7 Historical Mile 915. Attraction: Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
- DC 885.8 Skky Hotel (lodging) at signed entrance for Whitehorse Airport. Attraction: Yukon Transportation Museum and Douglas DC-3 weathervane, a Whitehorse landmark.
- DC 887.4 Two Mile Hill exit to WHITEHORSE, capital of Yukon; all services and many attractions. Visitor information.
- DC 888.3 Gas station, restaurant.
- DC 888.7 Copperbelt Mining and Railway Museum.
- DC 890.8 Gas, grocery store.
- DC 891.1 Gas, convenience store, lodging.
- DC 891.4 Motel, gas, convenience store.
- DC 894.5 Junction with Klondike Highway 2, the Klondike Loop route to Dawson City and on to Alaska via Top of the World Highway, returning to Alaska Highway east of Tok via the Taylor Highway.
- DC 927.3 Historic Milepost 960. Junction with Kusawa Lake Road to Takhini River Yukon government campground (Mile 9) and Kusawa Lake Yukon government campground (Mile 14.7 miles).
- DC 931.5 Mendenhall Malamute Bed & Breakfast, Cabin Rentals.
- DC 964.7 Historic Milepost 995. Otter Falls Cutoff; restaurant, gas, cabins, gift shop, store, camping. Junctionwith Aishihik Road to Otter Falls Viewpoint (17.4 miles) and Aishihik Lake campground (26.1 miles).
- DC 965.6 Historic Canyon Creek Bridge; rest area with toilets and interpretive signs.
- DC 980.8 Yukon government Pine Lake Recreation Park; camping.
- DC 982.2 Haines Junction airport.
- DC 984.7 Fas Gas gas station (open year-round) with diesel, adjacent The Little Green Apple grocery store, and a summer RV park. Across the street is the Da Ku Cultural Centre, home to First Nations Cultural Centre and Visitor Information Centre for Yukon Territory and Kluane National Park; visitor information, restrooms, open daily May–Sept., 8am–8pm.
- DC 985 Junction with Haines Highway to Haines, AK, at HAINES JUNCTION (pop. 840), Historic Milepost 1016; food at Frosty's and local hotels/motels; lodging in town at The Raven Hotel, Kluane Park Inn, Parkside Inn, Cozy Corner Motel & Restaurant; area lodging includes Kathleen Cabins and Mount Logan Lodge; gas and grocery store at Fas Gas. Visitor information. Attractions: Our Lady of the Way Catholic Mission (1954), the Village Monument.
- DC 985.3 Campground and gas station.
- DC 985.9 Gas station.
- DC 999 Spruce Beetle Trail Interpretive Site.
- DC 1000.1 Bear Creek Summit (elev. 3,294 feet), highest point on the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Fairbanks.
- DC 1003.6 Historic Milepost 1035; Jarvis River turnout.
- DC 1020 Kluane Lake Viewpoint.
- DC 1024 Large gravel turnout on Kluane Lake. Kluane Lake is the largest lake in Yukon Territory.
- DC 1028.8 Tachal Dhal (Sheep Mountain) Visitor Centre; interpretive programs, viewing telescopes. Primary winter and spring range and lambing area for Dall sheep.
- DC 1029.7 Soldier's Summit, Historic Milepost 1061.
- DC 1029.8 Viewpoint overlooking Kluane Lake's Horseshoe Bay.
- DC 1034.5 Historical Mile 1067. Cottonwood RV Park and Campground.
- DC 1039.3 Historical Mile 1072. Congdon Creek Yukon government campground.
- DC 1061 Historic Milepost 1093 BURWASH LANDING (pop. 84). Attractions here: Kluane Museum of Natural History; Kluane National Park glacier flights from Rocking Star Adventures.
- DC 1117.1 Historical Mile 1152. Lake Creek Yukon government campground.
- DC 1123.9 PIckhandle Lake Rest Area.
- DC 1133.5 Discovery Yukon Lodgings and RV Park.
- DC 1153.4 Historical Mile 1188. Snag Junction Yukon government campground.
- DC 1166.5 Historic Milepost 1202, BEAVER CREEK (pop. 112); Visitor Information Centre open daily in summer, phone 867-862-7321. Traveler services include restaurant, cabins, campground, showers and laundromat at Buckshot Betty's (open year-round); fuel, gift shop, RV park and motel at Beaver Creek RV Park & Motel.
- DC 1168.5 Canadian Customs Beaver Creek station, open 24 hours a day year-round. All traffic entering Yukon must stop.
- DC 1186.3 Historic Milepost 1221. Canada–U.S. International Border; rest area and photo-op. Welcome to Alaska sign northbound.
The MILEPOST® Log now adds physical mileposts (MP) to log in Alaska.
- DC 1186.8 MP 1221.8 U.S. Customs and Border Protection station Port Alcan, open 24 hours a day year-round. All traffic entering Alaska must stop.
- DC 1190.5 MP 1225.5 Border City Lodge & RV Park.
- DC 1194 MP 1229 Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, open mid-May to mid-September; restrooms, interpretive programs, viewing telescopes, wildlife exhibits.
- DC 1199.5 MP 1234.5 Seaton Roadhouse Interpretive Site and Trails (Tetlin NWR).
- DC 1214.3 MP 1249.3 Historic Milepost 1254. Deadman Lake (Tetlin NWR) Campground.
- DC 1221.7 MP 1256.7 Lakeview (Tetlin NWR) Campground.
- DC 1229 MP 1264 Northway Junction; campground, gas, store. NORTHWAY (pop. 136) is accessed via Northway Road; airport is 6.5 miles south of this junction and the Native Village of Northway is 2 miles beyond the airport. Northway is considered a gateway to Alaska for small aircraft following the Alaska Highway because they must clear customs here unless they have enough fuel to reach Fairbanks or Anchorage.
- DC 1266.7 MP 1301.7 Historic Milepost 1306 Tetlin Junction. Junction with the Taylor Highway, which leads to Eagle, and to Top of the World Highway to Dawson City, YT; see Klondike Loop.
- DC 1268 MP 1303 Turnoff to south for short access road to Tanana River Bridge viewpoint and rest area.
- DC 1268.6 MP 1303.6 Crossing Tanana River Bridge. Rest area to north at west end of bridge.
- DC 1278 MP 1313 Alaskan Stoves Campground.
- DC 1278.2 MP K1313.3 Young’s Motel and Fast Eddy’s Restaurant.
- DC 1278.4 MP 1313.4 Tok RV Village camping.
- DC 1279 MP 1314 Snowshoe Motel and Fine Arts & Gifts.
- DC 1279.3 MP 1314.3 Burnt Paw Gifts and Cabins Outback.
- DC 1281.6 MP 1316.6 Cleft of the Rock B&B.
- DC 1282 MP 1317 Mukluk Land; museum, entertainment center, mini-golf.
- DC 1296.9 MP 1331.9 Moon Lake State Recreation Site; camping.
- DC 1303.5 MP 1338.5 Cathedral Creeks B&B and Campground.
- DC 1309.5 MP 1344.5 Rest area with view of Alaska Range and Tanana River, interpretive panel.
- DC 1312.5 Robertson River Bridge.
- DC 1326.3 MP 1361.3 DOT LAKE (pop. 13); post office.
- DC 1326.5 MP 1361.5 Historic Milepost 1358; turnout on shore of Dot Lake. Dot Lake Lakeside Community Chapel (built 1949).
- DC 1357.7 MP 1392.7 Gerstle River Black Veterans Memorial Bridge, 1 of 4 steel through truss-style bridge constructions on the Alaska Highway.
- DC 1378.4 MP 1413.4 Delta Meat & Sausage Co.; free samples of buffalo and reindeer sausage.
- DC 1379.8 MP 1414.8 Turnoff for Clearwater State Recreation Site campground.
- DC 1387 MP 1422 Junction of the Alaska and Richardson highways at DELTA JUNCTION (pop. 984); food (Buffalo Center Drive-In), gas, lodging (Kelly's Alaska Country Inn, Alaska 7 Motel), camping (Smith's Green Acres RV Park & Campground), and other services, including The Calico Cow Quilt Shop. Visitor information. Delta Junction is the official end of the Alaska Highway; the Richardson Highway from Valdez continues 96 miles to Fairbanks.
The MILEPOST® Log continues to Fairbanks, with physical mileposts (V) indicating distance from Valdez.
- DC 1388 V 267 Delta State Recreation Site campground.
- DC 1389 V 268 Smith’s Green Acres RV Park and Campground.
- DC 1391.3 V 270.3 Alaska 7 Motel.
- DC 1396 V 275 Big Delta State Historical Park/Rika’s Roadhouse and Landing; historic roadhouse, concessionaire-operated cafe, museum, overnight RV parking spaces in parking lot.
- DC 1396.4 V 275.4 Tanana River/Pipeline Crossing.
- DC 1398.7 V 277.7 Quartz Lake State Recreation Area; camping.
- DC 1414.5 V 293.5 Tenderfoot Pottery.
- DC 1426.2 V 305.2 Birch Lake State Recreation Site; camping.
- DC 1442.5 V 321.5 Harding Lake State Recreation Area; camping.
- DC 1443.2 V 322.2 SALCHA (pop. 953): food, gas, lodging.
- DC 1444.1 V 323.1 Salcha River State Recreation Site; camping.
- DC 1449.3 V 328.3 Gas.
- DC 1462.3 V 341.3 EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE (pop. 2,858). Visitor information.
- DC 1464.6 V 343.6 Groceries, gas, diesel.
- DC 1467.6 V 346.6 Chena Lakes Recreation Area; camping, fishing, swimming and access to Moose Creek Dam Bikeway.
- DC 1470 V 349 NORTH POLE (pop. 2,200); all services. Visitor information. Attractions: Santa Claus House, KJNP radio/TV sod-roofed complex. Lodging at Beaver Lake Resort, Hotel North Pole and North Pole Cabins.
- DC 1483 V 362 FAIRBANKS.