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This GIANT rodent was spotted along the highway traveling to Dawson Creek

Goodbye Alberta, Hello British Columbia

Northern Light RV Park

There was a caravan of doubt 22 diesel pushers staying here when...

Nice view from the top of our little hill

You can't visit Dawson Creek without this photo op

Interesting reading about the Alaska Hwy and Mile 0

A walking tour of downtown reveals many wall murals

Visitor center, museum

 

 

Mile 0 post downtown Dawson Creek

You must look for the signs or you will miss it

The bridge is 531 Feet long

 

Kiskatinaw River

 

 

 


At about 2pm today, we arrived at the famous Mile 0 of the Alaskan Highway at Dawson Creek, British Columbia. We stayed at the Northern Lights RV Park for C$36. And, that was with the Good Sam discount. It was F/H, 30 amp with free, good wifi.

The laundry, club house and shower building was VERY nice. In fact, it was kept so clean you had to take your shoes off before entering. Really! There was and entry room with a large rectangular pan for placing your shoes. Then you entered the rest of the building through another door. This was a first for me. I had to laugh, because I would love to have something like that for our shoes. I think they are called mud rooms. Great concept for us clean freaks. LOL

We crammed a lot in when visiting this famous town. First, of course, is the famous Alaska Highway sign located at the traffic circle at the crossroads of town. This large sign is the second one marking the actual Mile 0. The first was a simple post. It was hit by a car and replace with what we see today. Then there is the other Mile 0 post 2 blocks away in downtown Dawson Creek.

Be sure to visit to the visitors center, the railroad museum and the Dawson Creek Art Museum. They are all located at the Alaska Highway sign.

The other side trip was a visit to the Historic Kiskatinaw River Bridge. Located at Mile 17.3, this turn off the highway is a loop. This particular bridge is the only original timber bridge built along the Alaska Highway that is still in use today. As we learn more and more, it is really hard to believe what those hardy individuals accomplished under such adverse conditions.



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