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Alaska Highway Mile 436.5 – 808.0

Mile 436.5 (km 698.5) – Historic MP 456
Pullout with information about Muncho Lake and the Checkpoint here during Alaska Highway construction. There was a much rock removed for the original highway above the lake and the new route along the lake’s edge.

Mile 436.9 (km 699.2)
Muncho Lake

Muncho Lake Lookout, Alaska Highway

Mile 437.7 (km 700.5) – Muncho Lake
Strawberry Flats Campground – Muncho Lake Provincial Park.

Mile 442.2 (km 707.0) – Historic Mile 462
Northern Rockies Lodge with RV Park

Mile 442.9 (km 709) – Muncho Lake
MacDonald Campground – Muncho Lake Provincial Park

Mile 443.6 (km 710.1) – Historic Mile 463
Munch Lake RV Park

Mile 444.9 (km 712.2) – Historic Mile 463
Muncho Lake viewpoint with large parking area.

Mile 454 (km 729.7)
Mineral Lick – Short hiking trail with views of Trout River; the river’s salty banks are popular with sheep, goats, caribou and elk.

Mile 477.7 (km 764.7) – Historic MP 496
Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park and campground
Liard Hotsprings are the second largest hot springs in Canada and well worth a stop.

Liard Hot Springs, a popular stop along the Alaska Highway

The hotsprings were popular long before highway construction crews arrived. Now a very popular stop for highway travellers, the springs are the second largest natural hot springs in Canada. Watch for Wood Bison on the highway!

The hot springs are also fantastic in the winter.

Mile 477.8 (km 764.0) – Historic MP 497
Liard Hotsprings Lodge

Mile 413.9 (km 822.8) – Historic MP 433
Coal River Lodge & RV

Mile 550.9 (km 880) – Historic MP 570
Allen’s Lookout and Rest Area, a large circular pullout with good views of the Liard River. Numerous information signs about the local bison herds and history of the area.

Mile 567.9 (km 909.4) – Historic MP 588
Contact Creek and a pullout with information of the connection of the southern section of the Alaska Highway in September 1942 when construction crews met here.

Mile 570 (km 912.9) – Historic MP 590
Contact Creek Lodge

Mile 605 (km 967.8) – Historic MP 627
B.C. / Yukon Border
There are no signs marking this official crossing into Yukon. Look for the sign nearer Watson Lake. Travellers will cross the border numerous times before making the final crossing into Yukon.

Yukon

Watson Lake

Mile 612.9 (km 980) – Historic MP 635
Population: 11,800

The Gateway to the Yukon and home to the world-renowned Sign Post Forest Historic Site. The Watson Lake airport was one of the original airfields along the Northwest Staging Route.

Travellers heading to Ross River, Faro and Carmacks via the Campbell Highway turn north here; check road conditions before taking this route.

Mile 615.3 (km 984)
Watson Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 620.2 (km 991.7) – Historic MP 642
Upper Liard Village

Mile 626.2 (km 1001.6) – Historic MP 649
Junction with the Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37)

Mile 627 (km 1002.8) – Historic MP 650
The Northern Beaver Post/Nugget City and RV campground

Mile 627.3 (km1003.4)
Rest Area with information signs and maps of the area highways

Mile 651.2 (km 1042.2)
Big Creek Yukon government campground

Mile 664.1 (km 1052.7)
Transport Rest Area

Mile 677 (km 1083.7)
Rancheria River – viewpoint and trailhead for a path to the Rancheria River

Mile 687.2 (km 1100) – Historic MP 710
Rancheria Lodge with RV park

Mile 695.2 (km 1112.8)
Rancheria Falls Recreation Site with a well-maintained path to the falls

Mile 698.4 (km 1118) – Historic MP 721
Continental Divide Lodge

Mile 699.4 (km 1120)
Continental Divide – pullout with information signs about the ridgeline that separates two of the largest river drainages in North America: the Yukon River and Mackenzie River watersheds.

Mile 710.3 (km 1137.4) – Historic MP 733.5
Re-enter British Columbia for about 42 miles northbound

Mile 719.6 (km 1152)
Swan Lake Rest Area

Mile 751.2 (km 1202)
Northbound travellers re-enter Yukon for the last time

Mile 752 (km 1204)
Morley River Recreation Site and rest area

Mile 776 (km 1243)
Nisutlin Bay Bridge, this 917 ft. long bridge crosses the widest water span on the highway. One of only three permanent steel bridges on the Alaska Highway built by the US Army Corps of Engineers. It was the second highest bridge on the highway and was completed in 1944 for $1,200,000.

Teslin River Bridge, Alaska Highway

Mile 776.3 (km 1243.5) – Historic MP 804
Yukon Motel and Lakeshore RV Park

Teslin

Mile 776.5 (km 1244) – Historic MP 804
Population: 450

Teslin originated as a trading post in 1903. The George Johnston Museum and Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre provide insight to the area’s historical significance.

Mile 785.2 (km 1257.9)
Teslin Lake Yukon government campground

Mile 797.6 (km 1278)
Timber Point Campground

Mile 808.2 (km 1295)
Junction with the historical South Canol Road that leads to Ross River. There’s a pleasant and large rest area just a few hundred feet in with some WWII vehicles on display and information signage about the 1942-44 Canol Project.

Mile 808.0 (km 1296.2) – Historic MP 836