Thanks for all the great info so far. I'm new, but have searched everywhere I could think of and can't find POIs for the ALCAN. I thought about sendong some from Google maps, but doesn't seem as efficient as asking someone else. Thanks much
I just got back from there a week ago, tell me your method of travel and I can give you some POIs
Need to know Hotel or RV/Park and are you coming from the YT or Washington State?
As much as I love my GPS and the POIs I've downloaded and installed from here, there are times I believe other alternatives are better. Regarding travels along the Alaska Highway and neighboring northern roads, I think a copy of The Milepost is the way to go rather than depending on a GPS. Although I can think of several reasons for this belief, my biggest reason is the seasonal nature of many of the businesses along these highways. There is a vast difference between what's available in some areas between the late Apr to late Sept tourist season and the off-season, including, but not limited to food, lodging, fuel, repairs, campgrounds, border crossing hours, etc.
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We had a copy of the mile post book and found it to be a waste, not because of the information in the book is bad but because in the Alcan hwy the mile post markers are non existent and you have no idea as to what in the book applies to your exact location since you have no clue where you are.
Maybe the Milepost can be persuaded to include Lat-Long positions for their magazine if someone told them why. It would certainly benefit the businesses with that kind of info.
I'll be driving up from Minot, ND through Edmonton then to Dawson Creek. We're staying in Hotels, but we got a dog, so we're gonna check out dogfriendly.com
Can't help you much with POIs since you will be staying at hotels and we did it by travel trailer, we stayed at Mile 0 RV Park in Dawson Creek and the only advice I can give you is to take it easy since the roads are horrendous, we had the windshield broken in two places, a bent axle in the camper that cost us 4 new tires from uneven wear.
Whenever you see red flags by the sides of the road you better slow down since the pot holes will do a job on your vehicle, on the gravel portions don't follow to close to the vehicle in front.
We saw a heard of more than 60 buffalos and some black bears near Coal River (N59.65768 W126.95132), they were blocking the road and took their time moving on, later I was told by the owner of the RV park in Coal River that the government released a small heard of about 10 buffaloes 15 years ago and now has grown to more than 60.
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