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The Alaska Highway

Leaving the Icefields Highway and Jasper, we headed north to Dawson Creek via Grand Prairie, Alberta, arriving in the afternoon. Dawson Creek is a great place to learn about the history of the Alaska Highway, which was constructed in 1943 by combined American and Canadian troops to prepare for a possible invasion by the Japanese. A monumental task it was never used for that purpose, but has become the most commonly used road to Alaska by today's tourists. From there, we drove to Fort Nelson in northernmost British Columbia. On the way, we saw much wildlife including this handsome fellow.