Mile 0 to the Yukon
Dawson Creek is the historic Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway, and the town rolls out the red carpet for travelers preparing for the journey.
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Visit Fort Nelson Heritage Museum on your way through town. This museum is a must-stop for its unusual and eclectic collections. In addition to the taxidermy, the museum features a mannequin in a moose-hide bikini and an impressive collection of antique cars and highway construction equipment.
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The hot springs at Liard River are without question one of the most popular stops on the Alaska Highway, and for good reason. Soaking in one of the two natural outdoor pools under a starlit sky is magical, particularly after a long day on the road.
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Watson Lake was an important construction camp for Alaska Highway workers. A U.S. Army soldier started the Watson Lake Signpost Forest in 1942, and ever since, travelers have been adding signs from their hometowns to the sprawling outdoor “forest.” Today, more than 72,000 signs from all over the world are on display.
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In Teslin, be sure to check out the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, which tells the story of the Teslin Tlingit people through totem poles and other interpretive displays.
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