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The Alaska Highway


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History

The famed Alaska Highway, long considered an epic in road building, has come a long way since it was completed in just over eight grueling months back in 1942.Started as a wartime measure designed to provide a land route for war material and equipment to Alaska from the Canadian provinces and American States, the Alaska Highway was punched through more than 1,500 miles of mountains, muskeg and mosquiotes.

B. C.

For six hundred miles the Alaska Highway traverses the nothern part of British Columbia, one of only two roads through a sweep of wilderness as large as England and Scotland. Names on the map are often little more than service stations with cafe and rooms attached. Some have campgrounds and stores. A few are remodeled construction camps, but the rooms are clean , the food is good, and the people friendly. Northern hospitality is special.

Yukon

This is the road trip of a lifetime. Heading north to Alaska and Canada's Yukon, you will follow the same roads taken by Jack London, Wyatt Earp, Robert Service and the famed - although imaginary - Sgt. Preston of the Yukon. Prestigious company, to say the least.

For many, dreams about heading to Alaska and the Yukon began 100 years ago after Californian George Carmack and his Tagish Indian friends, Skookum Jim and Dawson Charlie, struck gold at Bonanza Creek in the Klondike. Their million dollar find started the Klondike Gold Rush - the largest of history's great gold stampedes. One hundred thousand fortune seekers headed for the Klondike, but fewer than 30,000 actually made it. Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones.

Alaska

Everyone deserves to experience the beauty, the wonder, the stillness and the peace at least once in their lifetime.

The name "Alaska" is derived from the Aleut word "Alyeska," meaning "great land." A visit to Alaska will show you how apt the name is, and take you to any or all of the following:

The geographically diverse West Access Route or East Access Route to the magnificent mountains, colorful valleys and wonderful wildlife of the famous and historic Alaska Highway.

Vast, forested state and national parks, including breathtaking 6-million-acre Denali National Park, with its abundant wildlife and 20,320-foot Mount Denali, a.k.a. Mount McKinley, the tallest peak in North America. And Denali is just the beginning. Two-thirds of the total acreage of national parks in America is located in Alaska.

Scenic, historic cities, ranging from bustling Anchorage and Fairbanks, to compact and captivating Skagway and Haines, to activity-rich Whitehorse or gold rush-rich Dawson City, Yukon Territory.

Alaska's famed backcountry, where you'll find adventure, eco-travel and Native culture. Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage, with their world-renowned glaciers, eagles, sea life and spectacular fishing.

If you can, see it all.

Nothing can prepare you for the almost spiritual experience of seeing brilliant glaciers reflected in the waters of College Fjord; for the elation of seeing bears, moose, caribou, elk, otters, puffins, dolphins and whales in the wild; for the excitement of visiting the gold-rush trails; and for the inspiration of seeing the shores where Native people launched fishing expeditions and made a good life in challenging conditions.

Pictures

Picture gallery of the construction of the Alaska Highway as well as current pictures of the Highway

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