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 Routes to Alaska
Driving to Alaska is the ultimate road trip. The state is accessible from anywhere in North America year-round from the paved Alaska Highway. The two main overland routes to Alaska travel through British Columbia and the Yukon.
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Stewart Cassiar Highway
Kitwanga Junction to Alaska Highway ê 450 miles The Stewart Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37) traverses
through remote and beautiful scenery. The road is mostly paved except for one mile of gravel.
To visit Stewart, British Columbia, turn west at Meziadin Junction and take the Stewart-Hyder Access Road (Hwy 37A) for 38 miles. Stewart,
a small town of 600 people, has an interesting historic element with many of the buildings dating from 1910 when the town was home to around 10,000 people. From Stewart you can drive two miles and cross the Alaska border into Hyder.
The three provincial parks with campgrounds, Meziadin Lake, Kinaskan Lake and Boya
Lake Provincial Park are open from May 15 (or when the snow melts) to Sept 20. These parks offer a great base for exploring, fishing and boating. Boya Bay is one of the few lakes in the area where it is warm enough to swim.
There are several pull-outs around mile 25 with areas to view Bear Glacier.
At the junction of Stewart Cassiar Highway and Alaska Highway turn west and continue another 560 miles on Alaska Highway to reach the Alaska border near Beaver Creek, Yukon.
Alaska Highway
Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction ê 1,365 miles The Alaska Highway was originally constructed
during World War II to connect the lower 48 with Alaska. It is completely paved although there may be some gravel sections where road work is taking place.
The highest point on the Alaska Highway is Summit Pass, British Columbia at 4,250 ft.
Liard Hotsprings, at mile 478 in British Columbia, are the second largest hot springs in Canada and well worth a stop.
Watson Lake, at mile 613, is known as “The Gateway to the Yukon” and is home to the world-renowned Sign Post Forest Historic Site.
Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital city, is the largest community on the highway, with a population of around 28,000. There are many excursions and amenities available, including a Walmart.
The Yukon/Alaska border is just west of Beaver Creek on the Alaska Highway at mile 1186. The border station is open 24/7 year-round.
In Alaska, the Alaska Highway meets with the Taylor Highway (which heads north towards Chicken, Eagle and Dawson City) at Tetlin Junction and ends at Delta Junction, where you can continue on the Richardson Highway (west towards Fairbanks or south towards Glennallen).
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Top of the World Highway
Dawson City, YT to Jack Wade Junction ê 79 miles This road winds its way along the top of the
mountain range, giving you exhilarating views and a unique scenic drive. Expect tight turns and washboard when it rains. Take your time and enjoy the drive. The highway remains open until snowfall but there is no crossing the border when Customs closes in mid-September.
For road conditions, openings and border times contact: Dawson City Visitor Information Centre: (867) 993-5566 or Klondike Visitors Association: 1-877-465-3006 or (867) 993-5575.
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DISTANCE CHART
(Distance in miles)
Anchor Point, AK Anchorage, AK Cordova, AK Dawson City, YT* Deadhorse, AK Delta Junction, AK Denali Park, AK Eagle, AK Edmonton, AB* Glennallen, AK Fairbanks, AK Girdwood, AK Haines, AK*
Haines Junction, YT* Homer, AK
Juneau, AK*
Kenai, AK
Ketchikan, AK*
Kodiak, AK
North Pole, AK
Seattle, WA*
Seward, AK
Skagway, AK*
Soldotna, AK
Talkeetna, AK
Tok, AK
Unalaska, AK
Valdez, AK
Vancouver, BC*
Wasilla, AK
Watson Lake, YT* 1202
Whitehorse, YT* Whittier, AK** Wrangell, AK*
Anchor Point, AK Anchorage, AK Cordova, AK Dawson City, YT* Deadhorse, AK Delta Junction, AK Denali Park, AK Eagle, AK Edmonton, AB* Glennallen, AK Fairbanks, AK Girdwood, AK Haines, AK*
Haines Junction, YT* Homer, AK Juneau, AK* Kenai, AK Ketchikan, AK* Kodiak, AK*
North Pole, AK Seattle, WA* Seward, AK Skagway, AK* Soldotna, AK Talkeetna, AK Tok, AK Unalaska, AK Valdez, AK Vancouver, BC* Wasilla, AK Watson Lake, YT* Whitehorse, YT* Whittier, AK** Wrangell, AK*
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95 371 123 275 370 524
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2087 1980 1624 3111
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324 742 392 495 544 890 576 1131 417 988 725 1074 542 1228 660 1010
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82 724 1033 519 741 248 23 814 1060 275
576 263 816 367 1194 423 98 924 213 666 184 907 423 1250 208
168 780 188 70 286 1769 318 1120 1013 657 1333 112 849 742 397
1213 2145 1874 1134 2201
912 391 297 1410 821 1038 Route includes a ferry on the Alaska Marine highway
2060 1362 1443 1789 926 1714 372 430 2322 1187 105 1439 902 1218
89 870 109 172 376 1155 286 1176 1069 703
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**Route may have tolls
910 1247 640 1634 90 3627 966 1149 506 Route includes Top of the World Highway (seasonal and ferry) *Route may include travel through Canada
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