After leaving Prince George, we arrived in Dawson Creek, the official “Mile 0” of the Alaska Highway. We couldn’t resist taking a group photo at the famous highway sign, marking the beginning of our journey.
The Alaska Highway is approximately 1,387 miles (2,232 km) long and runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada to Delta Junction, Alaska, United States. It was built during World War II as a means of connecting the lower 48 states to Alaska, in order to defend against the threat of a Japanese invasion. The highway was constructed in just 8 months, from March to October,1942, by a combination of American and Canadian soldiers and civilians. It was officially opened to the public in 1948. Continue reading