Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Buckinghorse River, British Columbia, Canada

Jun 7, 2015 - Buckinghorse River

OK, time to get caught up on the journal. Friday we departed Dawson Creek and officially entered our journey onto the Alaska Highway. The first stop along the way was the famous curved Kiskatinaw Bridge with a wooden deck. The drive was uneventful and no spectacular scenery. We're hearing the mountains are just beyond Fort Nelson. We stayed 2 nights on the Buckinghorse River at a quiet little provincial park away from the highway. Both nights, it was fun to watch the travelers leave the highway, come in for the night and then everyone...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Dream On

May 25, 2015 - Buckinghorse BC (Canada) - Buckinghorse Wayside Provincial Park

Today’s travels took us to Dawson Creek BC, which is the starting point for the Alaska highway (aka the ALCAN highway). It was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1942 to connect Alaska to the lower 48 states. It took them 8 months to complete the construction, which was spurred on after reports of the Japanese invasion of Kiska Island and Attu Island in the Aleutians. Today, the Alaska Highway remains an important route to Alaska and lots of Rver’s take it ever year to visit our northernmost U.S. state. During the construction of...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Retired at Last!

May 17, 2013 - The Alaskan Highway

At 8:00am we head to the Costco in Grand Prairie. The gas prices were the lowest we encountered in Canada, $1.15 per liter,($107). Food prices were more reasonable. Purchased lunch at the snack bar; a Montreal Beef Sandwich, $5.49, very tasty. There is a liquor store attached, decent prices, and no Costco card required. Grand Prairie is the last large town until you reach Whitehorse. There was a Walmart and much more but we continued on to Dawson Creek, mile zero of the Alaskan Highway. Time zone changes from Mountain Time to Pacific Time....

Jump to full entry

Jun 18, 2010 - Our Second Day on the Highway to Toad River

An early breakfast of cereal allowed us to get going quickly. None of the other campers are up and about except for two guys who were tent camping nearby. They pull out a few minutes before we do. We continue north on the Alaska Highway hoping to reach Muncho Lake Provincial Park tonight where we may stop for a day or two There is a lot less traffic on the highway after passing through Ft. Nelson. Particularly there are fewer trucks. I know they are just doing their jobs but some of the drivers really travel much too fast, particularly...

Jump to full entry

Jun 8, 2009 - We Move On Toward Munch Lake and Liard River

We were surprised at how quiet it was in the parking lot of the cafe at Buckinghorse River. With all the truck traffic and other activities we thought it could interfere with sleep. Not the case as we both slept well as did Pookie. A quick cereal breaksfast and on the road. At Ft Nelson we toured the small community museum which was touted to be the main tourist attraction in town. They indeed have a lot of relics on memorabilia from the early days of the town and the construction of the ALCAN in 1942. Unfortunately they don't have the...

Jump to full entry

Jul 16, 2008 - Buckinghorse River Wayside Provincial Park Campground

On July 13th you guys hit this journal site 493 times! As early as we left the campsite yesterday morning…we left just as much later this morning from the Toad River Campground. It was a wonderful site that we would greatly recommend to anyone. We finally got packed up and on the road around 11:00 ..just in time to almost stop for lunch even before we got going. Needless to say, we did not put a lot of miles under our tires! We drove only around 228 miles through absolutely breathtaking scenery filled with LOTS of wildlife.. about 100 stone...

Jump to full entry