Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Alaska Highway from Delta Junction to Dawson, Creek, Canada

The drive along the Alaska Highway from Delta Junction to Dawson Creek will take you through Yukon and British Columbia in Canada. The map says the driving time is just over 28 hours. This time doesn't allow for gas stops, breaks, photo ops or wildlife on the road. The Alaska Highway is around 1422 miles long. It's not uncommon for people to take more than a week to drive it and take in the wonders. We drove the length of the Alaska Highway in just over five days. I don't recommend that, but we were on a deadline.

Here's the map link for the length of the Alaska Highway, and here's the link for my earlier post. After driving the Alaska Highway from Delta Junction to Dawson Creek, we turned south toward Glacier National Park.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fairbanks to the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction

This post covers how to get from Fairbanks to the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction. I drove this part of our trip in about two hours. There were plenty of places to stop for gas and supplies. The route takes you in front of Eielson Air Force Base. Don't be tempted to pull off and take photos or videos. Stopping for pictures was against the rules when I was through there.

My previous post covered my drive from Denali to North Pole. Since most people will be searching for information on how to get to the Alaska Highway from Fairbanks, I decided to cover this route. However, if you're interested in tourist traps, I'd encourage a stop at North Pole. Otherwise the map link below is what you need to get from Fairbanks to Delta Junction. It's the northern terminus of the Alaska Highway. Here's the link for my earlier post (posting June 5, 2018).

Our next leg of the trip took us to Mile 0 on the Alaska Highway at Dawson Creek, Canada. (posting June 19)

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

From Denali to North Pole, Alaska

We decided to drive from Denali to North Pole, Alaska, to please the kids back home. My travel partner has a younger brother. For my part, I knew that the church kids (and mine) would adore having post cards or a small trinket from the Santa Claus House.

Let me be clear, this is not the North Pole, but a town named after the famous location. Santa had the day off, but we got to see the reindeer. Plus, the gift shop set us up with post cards and stamps. Here's a tip. Take the post cards to the post office and ask for them to be hand canceled to read North Pole, Alaska. It's a fun gesture that the family back home will love.

We picked up supplies, lunch and got gas in Fairbanks. North Pole has national fast food restaurants and gas stations as well.

This link is for our drive from Willow to Denali. The map below shows the route we took for our drive from Denali to North Pole, Alaska.