Northern Rockies & Alaska Highway

A historic route through the wilderness of the Northern Canadian Rockies

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Monkman Mountain forest landscape

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Traveling on the Alaska Highway through British Columbia offers visitors a stretch of road that travels through some of the world’s most wildly beautiful areas, filled with jaw-dropping scenery, wildlife sightings and communities with frontier roots.

The route winds through vast expanses of rolling prairie and boreal forest, past the upper reaches of the northern Rocky Mountains, beginning at “Mile 0” in Dawson Creek. Nearby is the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, home to unique geology and palaeontology including dinosaur tracks and fossils. Muncho Lake Provincial Park offers excellent fishing and camping spot along the long, jade-green lake, while the hot springs at Liard River are without question one of the most popular stops on the Alaska Highway.

Northern Rockies & Alaska Highway

One of the world’s legendary drives, the Alaska Highway is all about history and untamed wilderness: 2,237 km (1,387 mi) of mountains, muskeg, Indigenous culture, and creatures such as caribou, Stone’s sheep, elk, and moose

Wildlife spotting on the Alaska Highway

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Local photographer Ryan Dickie shares his experiences photographing wildlife near the Alaska Highway in British Columbia.

Northern Lights over Dawson Creek | @the_rising_haze via Instagram
Liard River Hot Springs | Megan McLellan

Experience Providers in the Northern Rockies & Alaska Highway

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Alaska Highway House

Museums & Heritage Sites

Dawson Creek

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Hudson’s Hope Museum

Museums & Heritage Sites

Hudson's Hope

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Central Mountain Air

Airlines

Smithers

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Hudson’s Hope Visitor Centre

Visitor Centres

Hudson's Hope

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Northern Rockies Lodge

Fishing, Paddling, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours

Muncho Lake

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Carp Lake Provincial Park

Parks & Wilderness Areas

McLeod Lake

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