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Alcan Highway Campgrounds & RV Parks:
Updated for the 2016 camping seasons. While not an all inclusive list of Alaska Highway RV Parks and Campgrounds our selection is growing and up to date on who is and who is not open for the 2016 camping season.

Getting to the Alaska Highway!

Alaska Highway, Museum and RV ParkIf driving to Alaska from the lower 48 states, prepare for many miles of heavy equipment and construction through Northern B.C. as the oil and natural gas development and exploration along the Alaska Highway and the Northern Gateway oil pipeline along the Yellowhead Highway are in full swing. This construction is causing some traffic problems for tourists and dusty driving conditions for hundreds of miles. Prepare for a longer than normal trip if taking the Alaska Highway this summer. Turning off in Prince George and heading west on the Yellowhead Highway takes you to the Cassiar Highway, one of the scenic alternative routes worth contemplating. Additionally, taking the Alaska Ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines is really a great choice to consider. The costs are about the same but the experience is exceptional and very relaxing.

Alaska Highway

Then and Now: Where is the Alaska Highway?

Driving the Alaska Highway in a Motorhome via the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alaska Canada Highway, and the Alcan Highway, begins at the monument marking Mile zero in the center of Dawson Creek, BC. At this point, the road leads north to Alaska through some extremely scenic locations like Stone Mountain Provincial Park, Muncho Lake, Rancheria Falls, Teslin, Whitehorse, Kluane Provincial Park and many others you will encounter along this northern journey.

Historic Locations Along The Way

The road was originally built mostly by the US Army as a supply route during World War II. Crews worked from both ends and met at the historic linkup point of Contact Creek located at Milepost 588 of the Alaska Highway.

Campgrounds on Alaska Highway

Camping along the Alaska Highway.There are plenty of camping opportunities available along the Alaska Highway and many of these offer some unique camping experiences worthy of a multiple day stay. While we have not stayed at every one of the campgrounds on Alaska Highway we have visited a large number and must say our list of places to return to has continued to grow and grow. Be sure to read over these pages beginning at mile "0" in Dawson Creek B.C.
See Campgrounds along the Alaska Highway as well as the page about Camping Along the Alaska Highway which discusses Boondocking vs Alaska Highway RV Parks.

Drive The Alaska Highway

Alaska Highway in winter.If you're planning to drive up the world famous Alcan Highway you're in for some history. This page begins as you are entering Alaska. As you cross the US/Canada border into Alaska you will find your first Alaskan gas station waiting to serve your fuel and vehicle needs. Prices at the gas station located on the left hand hand side tend to be considerably less than in Canada and there is also a nice campground is located on the property plus a small restaurant with a gift shop attached.
Also See Alaska Highway Gas Stations

Gas prices along the Alaska Highway have been pretty high compared to stateside prices and while you will be getting a reprieve in Alaska, gas prices in Alaska will be higher than what you find in the lower 48 states. Typically the prices here at the border are just a nickel to a dime over what is found in Tok about 100 miles further into Alaska.

Additional Reading: Alaska Roadside First Aid Kits

Driving To Alaska in a Motorhome or pulling a RV.

The famous Alaska Highway, AKA - Alcan Highway, remains as a testament to the combined efforts of the United States and Canadian governments during World War 2. This website is not intended to describe the highway, the purpose is to assist in planning out your camping destinations on the Alaska Highway.

The historic Alaska Hotel in Dawson Creek, B.C. before it heartbreakingly burnt down in Sept, 2012.Contrary to popular belief, the Alaska Highway is not the mucky, grueling gravel route it once was. Today you enjoy traveling on a relatively modern paved highway that is well maintained compared to the old road we used in the past. Yes there will be construction areas and in the spring through early summer you will encounter frost heaves and some pretty nasty pot holes. But this should not to deter you from traveling this expansive road system. Every adventure worth experiencing comes with some obstacles, the road condition is a minor one compared to the wonders you will encounter along the Alaska Highway. Are you ready for an adventure? If you are even slightly inclined to take on this magnificent camping adventure, read on and you will begin to understand the allure of driving the Alaska Highway.

The Alaska Highway officially starts off in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. This scenic and historic highway has been straightened out so it’s path is wide and long through many distinct and enchanting expanses of wilderness. Along this scenic journey you will be transported back into time, you will experience a lifestyle cherished by those who have chosen this slow paced, less stressed standard of living.

Driving the Alaska Highway in the winter.As your journey unfolds, you will be faced with many options. With some prior planning, you will be on your way to a very relaxed and enjoyable adventure. As this is not a weekend road trip, I suggest you take the time to research the areas and make tentative plan for the trip. Be fairly open to diversion by not setting strict timelines. After 28 trips on the Alaska highway in all four seasons, still new adventure presents itself upon every trip. A little side trip here and another there is the norm when traveling over a wild and scenic highway like this one.

This Page will deal with the portion of the Alaska Highway from the Yukon/Alaska border to Fairbanks Alaska. The official terminus of the highway is in fact located in Delta Junction Alaska and the portion between Delta Junction and Fairbanks is in reality on the Richardson Highway. It’s a minor point but one that we needed to point out.

The Alaska Highway, AKA Alcan Highway

The facts you need to know before you go.

Notice to U.S. Travelers
U.S. passport information for Entering and exiting Canada starting in 2007.

Starting in January of 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document.

Updated January 1, 2008, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda by land or sea (including ferries), may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. While recent legislative changes permit a later deadline, the Departments of State and Homeland Security are working to meet all requirements as soon as possible. Ample advance notice will be provided to enable the public to obtain passports or passport cards for land/sea entries.

For Alaska Highway Campgrounds in Canada,   Also See:

Alaska Highway Campgrounds from the Yukon Border at Beaver Creek to Tok Alaska.

Campgrounds along the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek to Alaska.

British Columbia Campgrounds & RV Parks For planning your trip through BC Canada to Alaska.

Alberta Canada Campgrounds & RV Parks For those RV campers arriving through Alberta Canada.

Driving the Alaska Highway in a Motorhome

Alaska Highway Road Conditions

Go to Alaska Road Condition Report from State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Updated daily (weekdays) October 15 to April 15. Updated weekly April 16 to October 14.

British Columbia Road Conditions

Go to the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation web site to view Real Time Road and Weather Conditions from from ICBC, Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of Transportation.

Yukon Road Conditions

Go to Yukon Community & Transportation Service's web site to view Daily Yukon Road Reports. (No updates posted on Weekends or Holidays).