Alaska Highway Mile 0, wildlife sightings, and free camping

In this video, we leave the Walmart in Prince George, pick up the Alaska Highway, and continue to just past Fort Nelson.

More beautiful British Columbia scenery

The drive from Prince George to Dawson Creek was beautiful!

snow capped mountains in british columbia.

a river and foothills in british columbia.

swollen river in british columbia.

The beginning of the Alaska Highway

We stopped by the Alaska Highway monument and sign and had lunch. Then we drove past the real mile 0 sign in the road and headed towards Fort Nelson.

our rv at the alaska highway sign.

kevin and laura at the alaska highway sign.

The drive from Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson was kind of boring. Just trees and not as much impressive scenery. We stopped for gas in Fort Nelson. It was $1.46/liter. Ouch!

Wild animal tally: two black bears, four deer

Free camping at Beaver Lake Recreation Area

Beaver Lake Recreation Area is a small campground off of highway 77 just past Fort Nelson. The best site for a more massive rig is at the end of the campground road at the back of the turnaround.

beaver lake recreation area free campground near fort nelson british columbia.

The road in is unpaved and a little bumpy but we didn’t have any problems with our class A. Each site has a large, sturdy picnic table and a fire ring. There is no cell service here. It is free, and a ranger rolled through just as we were about to leave. Otherwise, it was just us down there.

We’re already far enough north that it’s staying light until around midnight and starting to get light around 3:30 am.

Check out all the videos in our Alaska 2018 adventure here.

Next post: Big day of wildlife sightings on the Alaska Highway

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. digital nomad. cycling. scuba. intj. former vegan bakery owner.

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