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"It's Beautiful Wilderness"

A few words about the incredible history of Dawson Creek, B.C. In 1942, the population of Dawson Creek was 600. The hamlet was the end of the line for the Northern Alberta Railroad. Trains could go no further north. WWII necessitated a transportation route north. 11,000 troops and 16,000 civilians built the 1,532 mile Alcan (now known as the Alaska Canada) Highway in nine months, a feat unsurpassed in modern times. We took a side trip to the historic Kiskatinaw River Bridge (see photo), the only original timber bridge along the Alaska Highway that is still in use today. Truly amazing construction. FIRST MOOSE AND CALF SIGHTING!!! Lunch at Buffalo Inn in Pink Mountain, BC. Excellent food. We saw three more larger rivers today, the Sikanni, Prophet and Muskwa. Overnight in Fort Nelson, BC. Tomorrow we enter the Yukon Territory.