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Alaska Highway Mile 1.5 – 140.4

Mile 1.5 (km 2.4)
– Rotary Park – picnic and swimming
– Mile 0 RV Park & Campground
– Walter Wright Pioneer Village

Mile 1.7 (km 2.7) – Historic MP 2
Turnout with information about Alaska Highway telephone system constructed by the U.S. Army in 1942-43.

Mile 17.3 (km 27.8)
Exit to the Old Alaska Highway and Historic Kiskatinaw Curved Bridge.

Constructed in 1942-43, this 534 ft. long bridge was the first of its kind in Canada and is now the only curved, banked trestle bridge in Western Canada.

Mile 34 (km 54.7)
Peace Island Park with campsites

Mile 34.4 (km 55.4)
Peace River Bridge
A suspension bridge was opened in 1943, replacing a ferry crossing. The bridge collapsed in 1957 due to a landslide at the north abutment. The 2,198 ft. long replacement bridge is the longest span on the Alaska Highway.

Taylor, BC

Mile 36 (km 56.3) – Historic MP 35
Population: 1,300

Taylor Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre with a unique Gold Panner statue. Taylor has a free municipal dump station and potable water, located behind the North Taylor Inn.

Fort St. John

Mile 47 (km75.6) – Historic MP 47
Population: 19,000

Late in the 18th century forts were established along the Peace River to service fur traders, then a population boom in 1942 as an Alaska Highway construction camp, to now being B.C.’s Oil & Gas Capital. The visitor centre has WiFi and computer access for visitors.

Mile 48.6 (km 78.2) – Historic MP 49
Camp Alcan
The southern sector HQ for the U.S. Military during The Alaska Highway construction.

Mile 49.2 (km 79.6)
Beatton Provincial Park campground

Mile 51 (km 82.4)
Rotary R.V. Park

Mile 51.3 (km 82.9) – Historic Mile 52
Charlie Lake
A supply depot for points north during the highway construction. Twelve American soldiers stationed at Charlie Lake died in May 1942 when their pontoon boat sank.

Mile 53.6 (km 86.3)
Junction with Highway 29

Mile 53.6 (km 86.3)
Charlie Lake Provincial Park campground

Mile 71.7 (km 115.4)
The Shepherd’s Inn

Mile 72.8 (km 117.1) – Historic MP 73
Beatton River Flight Strip
One of four gravel air strips built for USAF aircraft in WWII.

Mile 79.1 (km 127.3) – Historic MP 80
Rest Area southbound

Mile 101 (km 161.7) – Historic MP 101
Wonowon, the site of a military control gate operated through the war years

Pink Mountain

Mile 140.4 (km 225.9) – Historic MP 143
Population: 100