Hiking and kayaking in Larrabee State Park, hiking in gardens and along streams in Whatcom Falls Park or kayak in Lake Whatcom, visit Lummi Island – a rural island with an old-fashioned vibe, hiking in the Chuckanut Mountains, beach access at Boulevard Park. Victoria Day is celebrated in Canada on May 20.
Elks Lodge #194 Campground, 710 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-2904, (360) 733-3333 or 3334
No hookups at the Elks Lodge, but they allow dry RV parking in parking lots.
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This is the border crossing only and should not require an overnight stay.
Cole Rd Recreation Area
Overnight Okay. Dump, potable water. East of Abbotsford on TC-1, approximately 2 km E of Whatcom Rd, EB side. Can enter at #3 Road exit to Parallel Road to access from east. Telus free WiFi is available.
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Kayaking, rafting, cycling fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing. Queen Victoria Day is celebrated on May 20, 2019
Skihist Provincial Park, water, toilets, dump station $5, dry camping $23/night
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Nature trail, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and swimming.
Lac La Heche Provincial Park is on the eastern side of Lac La Hache. There are 83 sites, C$18/night, with water, flush & pit toilets, and a dump station for $5. Paved roads, tree-shaded sites, some overlook lake.
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Take a walk through the Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. Visit the Prince George Railway Museum and The Exploration Place Museum and Science Center. Check out the Huble Homestead Heritage Site, open from May to October for guided tours, lunch and shopping in the General Store. Hike, bike or paddle in Eskers Provincial Park. And after you have done all that, stop for a refreshing drink at one of the local breweries or wineries.
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Walmart #3651, (250) 906-3203, 6565 Southridge Ave., Prince George, BC (allows overnight parking)
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Moose Center 928, (250) 563-3060, 663 Douglas Street, Prince George, BC
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Prince George Municipal Public RV Dump Station, 18th Avenue & Quinn Street South
Flying J Fuel Stop #0801, (250) 563-1677, Showers, Dump Station, 4869 Continental Way
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No hosts needed as this is just an overnight stop.
Hiking, swimming, nature viewing
Tyhee Lake Provincial Park Campground, Bulkley-Nechako, BC, (250) 638-8490, $27/night, reservations are accepted and first come, first served sites are available.
Water (no RV fill), showers, dump station ($5 coin operated)
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Day trip to Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK
Meziadin Provincial Park Campground, Meziadin Junction, BC (866) 500-7302
$27/night w/electric; $22/night dry. 66 gravel dry sites. Water at rear of office building. 2 loops, one to left has sites along water. Some sites are 60′. Beautiful lake.
N56.08971 W129.3039 – Click on link to see Google Map
No host needed, just an overnight stop.
Samaritan’s Purse Ministry Center, Dease Lake Highway, Dease Lake, BC, (800) 663-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org
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No hosts needed for this site, just a stop to hook up and clean up.
Visit the Sign Post Forest which was started in 1942 by a homesick GI who was working on the Alaska Highway, and the Northern Lights Centre.Visit the Sign Post Forest which was started in 1942 by a homesick GI who was working on the Alaska Highway, and the Northern Lights Centre.
Baby Nugget RV Park, (867) 536-2307, Watson Lake, Yukon
Water, electric, 50 and 30 amp, sewer, Wi-Fi(?), laundry, showers, dump station, RV wash, $$/night – BUT – if you don’t need to hook up or clean up there is free dry camping near the airport with room for 6-15 rigs.
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Visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a vintage sternwheeler ship on the Yukon River. Kayak or hike the Miles Canyon Basalts. Visit the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. Soak in the Takhini Hot Springs. View the wildlife at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
Wolf Creek Campground, Whitehorse, YT, water, restroom, free firewood, $12/night, several pull thrus, shady.
Dump stations at Shell, Quartz Rd and Chilkoot Way; and Yukon Tire (867) 667-6110, 107 Industrial Rd. Walmart #3191, (867) 667-2652, 9021 Quartz Rd.
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Visit the SS Keno, a preserved steamship with exhibits. Visit the Jack London Museum and the Dawson City Museum, as well as the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. Drive to the top of Dome Road to take in a view of the city and the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.
Gold Rush Campground, (867) 993-5247, 1207 5th Ave – downtown Dawson City. $22.88 US for dry camping; $35.63 US for 15 amp and water; free dump. Reserve your spot ASAP by emailing email@example.com.
Canadian and US Customs offices open 9 am to 9 pm (pacific time) when ferry is in operation (see above note). The best time to catch the ferry is mid morning. Time Zone change – Time Zone change – Alaska is one hour earlier.
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Pan for Gold, hike the Mosquito Fork Dredge Overlook Trail, and check out the Pedro Gold Dredge.
Chicken Gold Camp and Outpost (520) 413-1480, Electric, Wi-Fi, Coin Showers, free fresh water, dump station ($6/black), $20/night dry camping, $ /electric, discount to SKPs for dry camping only. Reservations for hookups only.
From SR-5/Taylor Hwy MM 66.3, turn South at airport sign, go past “Downtown Chicken” on right, turn left into Gold Camp. Easy in/out. Any size RV. Plenty of room. Level, clean, gift store, good coffee, free gold panning, and free Wi-Fi for campers (time and bandwidth may be limited and slow).
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Stop by the Mainstreet Visitor’s Center, 1314 Alaska Highway,(907) 883-5775, to find out how Tok really got its name and to get lots of information, including a flyer titled “The Last Great Road Trip” which offers a 10c/gallon discount at Young’s Chevron across the street. Try your hand at panning for gold. Take a walk or ride your bike on the many nature trails and paved bike paths. Relax and get ready for the next leg of this journey.
Young’s Chevron Service, (907) 883-5835, Alaska Highway and East 4th Street, off AK2. 25 spaces, dump station, propane, travel store, water and dump free with fill up. N63 20.0796 W142 59.1292. Park behind station. Plenty of room for large rigs. Verizon service is marginal. Car/RV wash $3/10 minutes. This is a good place to get your RV serviced and your oil changed. Northern Energy Tesoro, boon docking, water, dump, and do-it-yourself car/RV wash all free with fill-up. No stay limit. West of junction SR-1 & SR-2. Small parking lot. Propane available. Good ATT. Laundry & showers at Tundra RV Park next door.
Free Wi-Fi and coffee at All Alaska Gifts and Crafts (turn right at main junction after Visitor Center, go 1 block, on left). Free coffee at Three Bears Market (south side of road, before junction). Verizon 3G.
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Father’s Day is June 16. Visit the Moose Pond via the 1.5 mile Lost Lake Trail, and bring your camera. The best time to view moose, water fowl, beavers and other wildlife is early morning and about an hour before sunset. Hike Best Mountain Trail and Quartz Lake Loop Trail. Visit the Sullivan Roadhouse Historical Museum and Rika’s Roadhouse at Big Delta State Historical Park. Take a tour of the Alaska Interior Game Ranch. This is the end of the Alaska Highway, so be sure to get a picture of the “End of the Alaska Highway” sign and a certificate at the visitors center.
Quartz Lake Campground, $15, Delta, AK.
From Alaska 2 (Richardson Highway) turn East on the Quartz Lake Access Road, keep right at the junction of Quartz Lake Access Road and Lost Lake Access Road, and follow to the campground.Free dump, potable water, air & Wi-Fi at Delta Petro-Wash. From Junction SR-2/Alaska Hwy and SR-4/Richardson Hwy go South on SR-4 approximately 0.5 mile and turn right. The dump and water are on the left side of the building next to the fence. There are also fuel pumps, a car/RV wash, laundromat, restaurant and convenience store.
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On your way to Fairbanks make sure to stop at the North Pole! Take a side trip up the Dalton Highway to Deadhorse and the Arctic Ocean (495 miles one way), soak in the nearby Chena Hot Springs, or take a side trip to Circle Hot Springs, and Manley Hot Springs. Visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Take a tour of the Running Reindeer Ranch. Hike, kayak, or take a stern-wheeler ride to view wildlife on the Chena River. Hike the Angel Rocks Trail. Visit Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Catch a production at The Palace Theater. Visit the Georgeson Botanical Garden and the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary. Visit Gold Dredge No. 8, a National Engineering Landmark that once extracted millions of ounces of gold from the frozen ground. And no Alaskan circuit would be complete without a visit to the North Pole enroute to Delta Junction.
Elks Lodge #1551 Campground located on the scenic Chena River (907) 456-1551, 1003 Pioneer Road, for members only. $25 for electric with some non-electric sites too, laundry, showers, and Wi-Fi, no water.
Dump and rinse water free at Airport Way Sourdough (gas, diesel, propane), 1688 Airport Way, at Lathrop St. at rear corner of bldg. N64 50 14.64 W147 45 1.72. Easy access for large rigs towing.
Dump and rinse water and potable water $5, free w/ gas or propane purchase, at Alaska Chevron, 333 Illinois St. Go North from Airport Way on Cushman St (becomes Illinois St), on Right, or go West on Illinois St from College Rd and it will be on the left. N64 50 56 W147 43 8.5. The potable water is at the building. (907) 452-3488.
Propane at U-Haul, College Rd at Johansen Expressway, Southwest corner. Entry from South bound on College only; go past front of building to tank, exit in circle around building and storage rooms. A little tight but doable with a large rig if no other vehicles or equipment in area. Can be congested. Fair price and practices.
Free Wi-Fi at Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St, 1 block North of Airport Way. Closed Sunday (907) 459-1020. fnsblibrary.org
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Visit Denali National Park – hike the established trails or bushwhack your own way as visitors are allowed to hike almost anywhere in the park, bike all 90+ miles of the park road or as little as you desire, view wildlife, take the bus tour from the Wilderness Access Center near the Park entrance that covers all 90+ miles of the park road, and/or charter a flight to view the Park by air. Enjoy Ranger talks in the campground and Ranger led discovery hikes. Watch a sled dog demonstration. Ride the Denali Park Zipline (907) 683-2ZIP, denalizipline.com. Take a white water raft adventure on the Nenana River.
Savage River Campground, (907) 683-2294, mile 13 on the Denali Park Road.
Camping information: (907) 683-2294, nps.gov/dena; Reservations: (866) 761-6629, reservedenali.com. Savage River Campground will accommodate RV’s up to 40’. No campground in Denali has electrical or water hookups for RVs. There is a mercantile near the park entrance which features camping supplies, food, a shower house and laundry facilities. The mercantile also has a dump/fill station for RV use. $24-$30/night, ½ price for SA pass. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended, and without them you may find the campground full. There are other campgrounds in the park and outside the park.
Denali Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 437, Healy, AK 99743; (907) 683-4636; denalichamber.com
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Talkeetna is located at the convergence of three glacial rivers overlooking a 20,000 foot peak. Take a white water rafting excursion, jet boat or river boat, or go flightseeing. There are also zipline tours, fishing and hiking. Take a walk around downtown Talkeetna for quaint shops, breweries, and restaurants. The Hurricane Turn Train will take you from Talkeetna to Hurricane Gulch or the Denali Star Route runs from Anchorage to Fairbanks with stops in Talkeetna and Denali.
Montana Creek State Recreation Site, 96 South Parks Highway, Willow, AK (907) 733-5267 Summer camping information, (907) 345-5764 (winter).
Take the Glenn Hwy to the George Parks Hwy, then north to milepost 96.6. The park entrance is on the left. If you reach the Talkeetna Spur Road, you have gone too far. There are 36 Campsites, no RV size limit, with toilets and water, $20/night.
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Since Anchorage is really Alaska’s only city, this is an opportunity to stock up on food, gas and propane, catch a movie, etc. But also take a 1-hour trolley ride tour of Anchorage. Drive along the scenic byway to Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet along the Seward Highway. The tides here are among the highest in the world. Watch as rushing water ebbs and flows. It’s even possible to spot a Dall sheep, an eagle or even a Beluga whale. This drive is along one of only a handful of roads designated as an All-American Road and one of 150 designated as a National Scenic Byway. There are a number of trails for hiking and biking around the city. Visit the many heritage museums, view the flood plains, and take your bicycle out for a spin. Take a side trip to Talkeetna.
Anchorage Moose Center #1534, (907) 563-3502, 4211 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage
Dump stations: Alaska Super Service (907) 727-7528, 2756 Commercial Drive, Anchorage; Big Corner Texaco, 1501 West Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage.
Costco, (907) 349-2335, 330 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage; Walmart Supercenter (907) 563-5900, 3101 A St., Anchorage.
The Muldoon Road/Tudor Road bypass connects Glenn Hwy with Seward Hwy. The two roads connect seamlessly making a loop around the East and South sides of town, avoiding downtown traffic. There are a few traffic lights but traffic generally flows well. There are many restaurants in the first 1.2 miles South of Glenn Hwy on Muldoon. The A’ Laundromat is located approximately 1 block South of Glenn on Muldoon, West side. Small load $3.50, 25c/5 min to dry. There is a Fred Meyer (Kroger) approximately 1 mi South of Glenn Hwy on Muldoon, West side. Free Wi-Fi at the library at the Northeast Community Center, east side of Muldoon across from Fred Meyer. The Wi-Fi is on 24/7, with a strong signal in the parking lot. There is propane for sale at the U-Haul, go 1 block West from Seward Hwy on Tudor, turn left (south) on Old Seward Hwy, go 1 block, on left (east) side. Go in 1st entrance, the tank is immediately on right. The exit route is often congested, if you are in a motorhome try to avoid towing. To get back to Seward Hwy south bound, continue south on Old Seward, turn left on Dowling, and it is 1 block back to the Seward Hwy entrance.
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Celebrate the 4th of July Alaskan style. Visit the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Fishing, river rafting, take a tour of the Soldotna Homestead Museum and Soldotna Historical Society and Museum, visit the K’beq’ Interpretative site, and swim at Stormy Lake Beach. Go to the Soldotna and Kenai Visitors’ Centers and pick up visitor guides to the area to find more to do. Take a side trip to Whittier for a glacier cruise.
Soldotna Elks Lodge #2706 Campground, (907) 262-2706, 8 sites with electric and water, $20. Kenai Elks Lodge, (907) 283-7776, 6 sites, $15/electric
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60.55759, -151.24642 (Kenai)
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Walk to the end of Homer Spit for dozens of local businesses and restaurants that cater to visitors. Go fishing, tour the many museums and art galleries; take a ferry ride to Halibut Cove for dinner and a visit to a community with no roads. Take a ferry ride to Kodiak Island to visit Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center; eat lunch at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company; and visit the Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium and Touch Tank. Fly to Katmai National Park out of Homer to watch grizzlies at Brooks Falls, $400/person.
Fishing Hole Campground (907) 235-6090, on the Homer Spit, $24/night dry, is a level gravel lot with killer views. Cityofhomer-ak.gov. Potable water, flush toilets, dumpster, fish cleaning station, large rigs OK, dump $5. Close to boat launch, harbor, and shops.
Free Wi-Fi at Washboard Laundromat on Ocean Dr (also has pay showers). Dump and potable water across from the Post Office on way to Homer Spit, N59.64236 W151.5287, entrance on South end, $5. Two Sisters Bakery is worth a visit.
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Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Kenai Fjords National Park and Exit Glacier. Hike the Harding Icefield Trail. Take a Kenai Fjords boat tour. In Cooper Landing there is fishing, hiking, river rafting and tubing, kayaking, or even panning for gold. Take a day trip to Whittier, AK.
The City allows camping along the entire waterfront. The campgrounds are named differently, but they all run together. You may not all be able to park in the same campground. (907) 224-4055, $20/night, no reservations.
There is a public dump station on Ballaine Blvd.
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Visit the Matanuska Glacier, visit the Musk Ox Farm and the Reindeer Farm, tour Independence Mine State Historical Park.
Moose Center #793 (907) 745-4982, 1136 S. Cobb St., Palmer, AK, $10, nice views
Dump station at the Palmer Chevron, 439 W. Evergreen Ave., Palmer, AK. Wasilla Walmart Supercenter, (907) 376-9780, 1350 S. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla, AK. Wash Day Laundry & Dry Cleaning (and dump station), (907) 376-4141, 754 E. Westpoint Dr., Wasilla, AK. There is also a dump station at the MAPCO Express, 225 N. Boundary St., Wasilla, AK
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Stop at the Copper Center Visitor Center Complex located on the Richardson Highway between Glennallen and Copper Center. There are Ranger-led programs at the visitor centers daily during the summer. Plan a day trip to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, including Kennicott and McCarthy, via the Kennicott Shuttle. Celebrate the 4th of July Alaskan style.
Wrangell View RV Park, (907) 823-2255, Chitina, AK; water, electric, 50 amp, $ Squirrel Creek State Recreation Area, (907) 822-5932, Glennallen, AK, $20/night. There may also be boondocking at the airport, but it will need to be checked out in advance.
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Glacier cruise in the fjords. Canada Day is July 1. Bald Eagle feeding at Bayside Campground before the Salmon run. . Go hiking in the Chugach National Forest.
Allison Point Campground, (907) 835-2282 or (907) 255-0737 or(907) 835 2531 for current information, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dayville Road, 15 miles south of Valdez, AK, 51 sites with great views scattered along Dayville Road, max RV length 45’, $20/night dry, potable water on site, no dump. Valdez Glacier Campground, Glacier Lake Campground Road, offers boon docking under the Valdez Glacier.
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Visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park via Nabesna
Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site (907) 822-3973, Glennallen, AK,
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No hosts needed, overnight stop only.
Relax and refresh.
Young’s Chevron Service, (907) 883-5835, Alaska Highway and East 4th Street, off AK2. 25 spaces, dump station, propane, travel store, water and dump free with fill up. Park behind station. Plenty of room for large rigs. Verizon service is marginal. Car/RV wash $3/10 minutes. Northern Energy Tesoro, boon docking, water, dump, and do-it-yourself car/RV wash all free with fill-up. No stay limit. West of junction SR-1 & SR-2. Small parking lot. Propane available. Good ATT. Laundry & showers at Tundra RV Park next door.
Border Crossing at Port Alcan
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Visit Kluane National Park and Reserve to see bears and eagles. Commemorate your visit with a photo in front of the Haines Junction Village Monument, “the muffin.” .” Go fishing and kayaking in Kluane Lake
Congdon Creek Campground, Yukon 1, Destruction Bay, YT (867) 667-5648.
Water, picnic tables, and restrooms. Campfires are allowed.
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Haines offers great hiking and kayaking, view Bald Eagles at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in October, visit the Kroschel Films Wildlife Center, raft or kayak the Chilkoot River, and kayak Chilkoot Lake. Drive to Chilkat State Park for a view of the glaciers. There is an abundance of wildlife to view in this area including bears. Visit Fort Seward, one of the last military bases built in Alaska during the Gold Rush. Also visit the Haines’ historic cemetery with headstones dating to the late 1800’s. And a Haines, Alaska must see is the Hammer Museum.
Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site, (907) 269-8400, Haines, AK, 32 sites, tables, fire rings. $20/night. Mud Bay Road MM 6.8, SW of Haines. 14% grade gravel park entrance. Gravel sites, some pull thrus. 35’ max. No cell coverage. Nice view of glaciers from camp host cabin.
From Haines go 11 miles north on Chilkoot Lake Road to Lutak Road.
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Visit Jewel Gardens and Garden City Glassblowers. Hike to Yakutania Point and Smuggler’s Cove. Yakutania Point and Smuggler’s Cove are both short, easy hikes that end at a picturesque point perfect for a picnic lunch or some “scenic drinking.” Visit the Gold Rush Cemetery. Watch the Days of ’98 theatrical performance, but watch out you might get included, $20 daytime performance, $22 evening. Tour the city museum and sculpture garden. The Skagway town museum and the sculpture garden are located right next to each other on 8th and Spring. The museum concentrates on the illustrious history of the town, with an emphasis on Soapy Smith, the local con man. The sculpture garden contains nearly 50 different sculptures from local, regional and renowned artisans. Cost: $2 for the museum, $5 for the sculpture garden. Visit the National Park museums and Moore Homestead. Take a ride on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Route railroad built in 1898
There is free parking at the Skagway Overflow Camping area which is also a brush dump and good for 1-2 nights.
Note: Customs are at approximately mile 8 for US and approximately mile 20 for Canada and are closed part of the night. If you boon dock between them you cannot travel east or west until they open.
(FERRY FROM SKAGWAY TO HAINES, ALL VEHICLES OVER 30 FEET LONG OR 8 FEET WIDE ARE CONSIDERED OVERSIZED AND MUST BE BOOKED BY AN AGENT IN A TERMINAL OR AT THE CALL CENTER, (800) 642-0066. THE SMALLER FERRYS REQUIRE YOU TO BACK ONTO THE SHIP, SO ASK WHICH DAYS THE LARGER FERRY RUNS.)
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Check out the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Center to see carved totem poles, ornamental clan regalia and other interpretative displays. Stop in the picturesque village of Carcross on your way to Skagway. The route via the White Pass is beautiful
Teslin Lake Campground, (867) 667-5648, 27 sites, $12/night, non-potable (must be boiled) water, dump station, free firewood, restrooms
There may be a restaurant/truck stop where you could park free, or possibly on either side of the river, and that would be free as well. This information will need to be checked out in advance.
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No host necessary as this is just an overnight stop.
Visit the Sign Post Forest which was started in 1942 by a homesick GI who was working on the Alaska Highway, and the Northern Lights Centre.
Free dry camping by the airport. There is room for 6-15 rigs.
Dump station at Wye Lake Park, 8 St. N., Watson Lake, YT. Petro Canada, (867) 536-2515, Hwy 1, 137 Frank Trail, Watson Lake, YT
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Soak in the hot springs.
Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park, 75100-81198 Alaska Hwy, Northern Rockies, BC, (250) 776-7000, 53 sites, reservations are accepted, but there are also first come first served sites. Make reservations at www.discovercamping.ca. $26/night. If this campground is full there is overflow boondocking across the street for the same price.
Dump station at Wye Lake Park, 8 St. N., Watson Lake, YT. Petro Canada, (867) 536-2515, Hwy 1, 137 Frank Trail, Watson Lake, YT
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No hosts necessary, overnight stop only
Fort Nelson Heritage Museum and Fort Nelson Information Centre. And get your picture with the albino moose on display at the museum.
Prophet River Provincial Park, MP 349.3 on Highway 97, 0.4 miles in on a firm gravel road. This location will hold 6-15 rigs, but not in same grouping.
Dump and water free at Fort Nelson Heritage Museum, on the north end of town, across the street from the Visitor Centre.
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Take your picture at Mile 0 on the Alaskan Highway, and visit the Alaska Highway House to learn the story of the highway’s construction. Visit the Historic Kiskatinaw River Curved Bridge built in 1942, mile 21 of the Old Alaskan Highway. Dawson Creek Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-2.
Walmart Dawson Creek #5776, (250) 719-0128, 600 Highway 2, Dawson Creek, BC
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White water rafting, exploring the Willmore Wilderness Park, kayaking, visit Labyrinth Park, go swimming at the Grande Cache Recreation Center.
Between Grand Cache and Grand Prairie.
There are 6-15 free campsites at this location. The road leads into the area and then splits into three segments. There is a roadside food truck.
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Visit Jasper National Park for hiking, white water rafting, wildlife viewing, the Columbia Ice Fields and Athabasca Falls, and get a thrill walking on a glass bottomed platform at the Glacier Skywalk. Ride the Jasper SkyTram for views of the Canadian Rockies like you wouldn’t believe. Take a side trip to Maligne Lake and soak in the Miette Hot Springs.
Wapiti Campground, Jasper National Park, BC, (780) 852-6176. You are responsible for making your own reservation.
This campground is on the shore of the Athabasca River. The cost is $27.40 to $32.30 CAN/night for electric. Reservations can be made starting January 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. MST, online at reservation.pc.gc.ca or by phone at 877.737.3783.
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Hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, scenery from glaciers to waterfalls, and unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities are what you can expect from Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Take the Icefields Parkway 144 mile driving tour, soak in a hot springs, and ride in a gondola. Take a side trip to the Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.
From junction PH-93 and TCH-1, go 5 mile southeast on TCH-1 to “Overflow Camping” sign on right.
Large level gravel lot (some paved). Boon docking. Pit toilet, trash bin. $10.80/night, self-register/pay kiosk. No posted stay limit. Easy access. Some highway noise at night and noise early am from trucks pulling out. Room for many RVs any size, good solar, good Verizon signal.
You will need to purchase a Canada National Parks Pass for $45 (US) when entering Banff National Park.
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Visit the Calgary Zoo, tickets start at $17. Eat dinner and enjoy the views at the top of the Calgary Tower, view the artworks and learn the local history at the Glenbow Museum, visit the Heritage Park Historical Village $10/general admission, walk the trails at Prince’s Island Park, visit Calgary’s first building at Fort Calgary. Walk or bicycle within the city. Get a group together and see if you can beat the deadline in an Escape Room – lots of fun, approximately $25/per person. Take a side trip to Cochrane to grab an ice cream cone at MacKay’s Ice Cream while meandering along the footpaths that line the Bow River as it passes through town.
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, free parking, 3777 Grey Eagle Dr., Calgary, AB
There is a 3 night limit at the casino. The Host should contact the casino in advance to confirm.
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(ON YOUR WAY TO LETHBRIDGE, STOP IN NANTON AT THE BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM, (403) 646-2270, OPEN 10-4 DAILY, $12)
Visit Fort Whoop-Up a replica of an original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s, where you can explore the history, cultures, and traditions of the communities that lived in the region in the time the original Fort Whoop-Up was built and operated. Get a small group (6) together and see if you can beat an Escape Room, there are several to choose from in Lethbridge. Take a side trip to Fort Macleod, the fort museum of the North West Mounted Police. And just 18 km north of Lethbridge you will find the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that interprets 6,000 years of buffalo-hunting practices of the Plains People.
Lethbridge Casino, free parking, 3756 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
The casino has a mostly level parking lot. You need to check in at the Security desk with your vehicle license number, type of RV, phone number and how long you plan to stay. There is ample paved parking in the East lot, big rig friendly and pull through. Verizon signal is good here. There is a FasGas service station and convenience store at a nearby Tim Horton’s.
From Hwy 4 turn North on 43 Street, then left on 4th Ave. From Hwy 3 turn South on 43rd St, then right on 4th Ave.
Before you cross the border back into the good ole US of A, stop at the Milk River, AB Rest Area and Interpretive Center where you can temporarily park and take cars to the Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park to see North America’s largest concentration of aboriginal rock art, pictographs and petroglyphs.
September 3, 2019 Border Crossing into U.S. at Coutts, AB
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No host is necessary.
This is the end of the North to Alaska 2019 circuit. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves on this circuit. Please direct any comments regarding the circuit to Lu Anne Frost, email@example.com.
Check out the local shops, hike the Roadrunner Trail, visit the local museums, check out the Carousel Rest Area, and go kayaking.
Lake Sheloole Park, City of Shelby (406) 434-5222, 1210 Oilfield Avenue, $25/night for water and electric.
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