Mile Zero

After driving 1600 miles over 4 days, we have finally reached the BEGINNING of the Alaska-Canada Highway (ALCAN) in Dawson Creek, BC.

Mile Zero of the AlCan Highway in Dawson Creek, BC

Mile Zero of the AlCan Highway in Dawson Creek, BC

Big Red At Mile Zero

Big Red At Mile Zero

The highway heads northwest from Milepost Zero, through British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and into Alaska — ending in Fairbanks at Milepost 1600. This means that since we left St. Paul on Friday, we have now driven halfway to Fairbanks! But we’re headed to Skagway, in SE Alaska, so only have 1000 miles to go!

In preparation for our journey up the highway, we watched an old Discovery video on YouTube called “Building the Alaska Highway.” Wow! Here’s Part 1 of the 6-part series.