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  BUILDING OF
TODAY A SCENIC DRIVE
Today’s Alaska Highway offers a paved two- lane highway which can be travelled year round in relative comfort and safety. Most of the twists and turns have been replaced and the highway is now shorter by approximately 66 km or 41 miles.
What you will see are snow-covered mountains, boreal forests, wildflowers, tundra and eagles, bears, caribou, moose and even bison grazing along the side of the road. Be cautious of wildlife on the highway or in the right-of-way.
During summer months watch for ongoing highway maintenance. Please be mindful of construction zones and observe posted speed limits.
THE ALASKA HIGHWAY
Historic Photos courtesy of the Yukon Archives
    SOME POINTS OF INTEREST:
• Fort Nelson
• Summit Lake at 1,295M (4,250')
Elevation Highest point on the highway)
• Toad River
• Muncho Lake
• Liard River Hot Springs
• Contact Creek
• Watson Lake:
- Watson Lake Air Terminal Building
• Rancheria
• Continental Divide
• Nisutlin Bay Bridge
• Teslin&TeslinLake
• Canol Road Junction
• Johnson's Crossing
• Marsh Lake
• Whitehorse&Area
• Canyon Creek Bridge
• HainesJunction
• Sheep Mountain & Kluane Lake
• Destruction Bay
• Burwash Landing
• Beaver Creek
- Watson Lake Sign Post Forest,
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