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Jun 11, 2019 - Dawson Creek BC

Day 24 - 25, June 10 - 11 Arrived in Dawson Creek BC early this afternoon. It is mile 0 of the Alaska Highway, only 1472 more miles to go to get to the end at Delta Junction AK. On the way here we saw a number of deer and two moose alongside of the road. The lady in the motorhome next to us was raised in Cocoa Beach, small world. After setup we went to the Walmart to replenish some supplies. Tomorrow we will look around town. Walked around the old part of town this morning and had our obligatory pictures taken in front of the Alaska Highway...

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2019 Alaska RV Trip

Jun 1, 2019 - Dawson Creek, B.C.

Dawson Creek is home to the Mile 0 Post that represents the beginning of the Alaska Highway. This whole town is a tribute to the tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians who arrived in Dawson Creek in the spring of 1942 to build the Alaska Highway. Absolutely full of history! We went to the Walter Wright Pioneer Village that is a big step back in history. Really awesome. Takes you back to the days when living was made from the land, milk came in glass bottles, clothes were dried outside on a line and meals were cooked on a wood stove.

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Alaska 2019

Jun 1, 2019 - Dawson Creek, Mile Zero of Alaska Hwy

Driving to Dawson Creek was just 1 hour and 59.5 miles. As soon as we pulled out of our campground in Chetwynd and turned right (east bound) it began to climb in elevation. We saw several areas of Lenticular Clouds, so pretty yet strangely shaped like flying saucers. We saw a deer on the side of the road and startled her, but I still managed to catch a photo before she ran into the woods. Our view was wide open and could see so far ahead. As we descended a little there was a large butte ahead. And I thought only California, Arizona and Utah...

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Aug 13, 2018 - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada

Spent two nights in Dawson Creek, BC, Canada. Went to a fantastic restaurant named Brown Social Club. The food was to die for. We split two entrees of a poke bowl and a chicken Kale salad. They were incredibly good, so much so that we returned and had the exact same thing the next night. May be our best meals of the trip, or close thereto. Drove to tumbler ridge and went for a great hike at Kinuseo Falls which was breathtaking. It was a very long ride of 80 miles in the car of which 40 miles was on a rutty gravel road.

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Aug 9, 2018 - Dawson Creek

This campground is right on the Alaska Highway & I’m seeing a constant stream of campers, trailers & motorhomes going past. There are not a huge number of campgrounds north of here & even fewer with good facilities so I decided I needed to do some serious planning to cover the next few weeks. It took all day but I have a rough idea of my itinerary between here & Prince Rupert where I’m booked on the ferry September 10th. The trip via Whitehorse is roughly 3,000 km. I’m currently averaging 99 km a day so it sounds like I can do it...

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Canada 2018

Aug 8, 2018 - Dawson Creek

It was raining in Toronto so the men couldn’t play tennis. Sharapova was playing in Montreal & I wasn’t going to put up with the screeching so it was an ideal time to check out the Pioneer Village which is next door to the campground. It was very interesting & they have collected a wonderful amount of old stuff, even though some of these items aren’t looking so old any more when you can remember having similar things around as a kid. The fires must be back because it was quite smoky again but the tennis started up this afternoon so I could...

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Canada 2018

Aug 7, 2018 - Dawson Creek

I had a bit more of a look around the town of Dawson Creek this morning. Not to be confused with Dawson City in the Yukon, gateway to the Klondike gold rush, that’s much further north. There must have been some fires around because it was very smoky this morning but cleared up to a warm sunny afternoon. Mostly I watched the tennis from Toronto.

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Canada 2018

Aug 6, 2018 - Peace River to Dawson Creek

The Canadian Roger’s Cup Tennis tournament started today & there were 5 TV channels covering it this morning. The only problem – 4 of the channels had the same match. The men are playing in Toronto & the women in Montreal so this afternoon when it was raining in Montreal all 5 channels had the same match. I’m back in the Pacific time-zone now for the rest of the trip & feel that this is the start of a new phase. Dawson Creek is Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway so after a couple of side trips I’m going north to Alaska although I’ll probably...

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Canada 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - Travel to Dawson Creek

Travel to Dawson Creek, British Columbia today. We traveled 279 miles with a drive time of five hours 49 minutes. This totals to 2424 miles and 42 hours and 55 minutes from Ottawa Kansas to Dawson creek British Columbia. We drove a short distance north of Hinton and came to a visitor center, which was very good. It had quite a few wildlife exhibits with information about recent wildlife sightings. There was supposedly an adult grizzly bear about 50 km further north, but he wasn’t there (or in sight) when we went by. It was windy today which...

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Jun 17, 2017 - North to milepost 0

When you look at the BC map, you will see the names of Williams Lake, Quesnel, and Prince George. Those are towns on the actual highway; Dawson Creek is further north. We drove north on Highway 97 to get there. On our last day in Wells Gray Provincial Park we hiked a lovely trail to take a look at Helmcken Falls. At the end of the day we drove to a viewpoint which gave us a look at the falls from the other side of the river. Helmcken Falls is over three times as tall as Niagara, but not nearly as wide. It is breathtakingly beautiful; we saw...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Dawson Creek, BC

Dawson Creek, BC: Continuing our trip we drove through Jasper National Park to Hinton. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery with the majestic mountains peaks covered in fresh snow. We stopped along the way to take some pictures. There was still ice in some of the lakes. We drove by glaciers and the icefield. Also saw a grizzly bear, a black bear and some deer along the side of the road. We camped over in Hinton, outside Jasper, and did catch up. Then on to Grande Prairie driving up Route 40 “the scenic drive to Alaska”. It was a nice drive but...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Dawson Creek, Mile 0!!!

On 5/30, we arrived in Dawson Creek, BC, mile 0 on the Alaska Highway. We've traveled approximately 5,400 miles so far and Alaska is still about 1,000 miles away! We spent a few days in Dawson Creek, getting supplies and learning more about the building of the Alaska Highway. At the Alaska Highway House we watched a one hour documentary on how and why the highway was built. After Pearl Harbor was bombed, there was concern regarding the geographic closeness of Alaska's Aleutian Islands to Japan. In 1940, the only way to get supplies to the...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

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