The Alaskan Highway starts in Dawson Creek in British Columbia and was built in only 8 months during World War II by the Canadian and the US armies.
The scenery is stunning, the wild life is abundant and there can be many, many kilometers between seeing people and cars. We have been making some great distance and are currently in Toad River, Northern BC. The stops along the way are priceless and we are having an absolute blast! We were worried we would struggle to find gas stations, but they are nicely laid out with appropriate distance in between- even if it is only one pump and the gas is $1.79 a liter. Still cheaper than Norway!
In Toad River, there is a cafe where they have been collecting hats since 1979. The current count is 8248!
Next stop is the Liard Hot Springs, that come highly recommended by several people we have spoken with. Wildlife photos, including two first time Kiri spottings, will be posted soon!