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Friday, December 14, 2012

Mile Zero Alaska Highway

The Alaska Highway begins at Mile 0

Dawson Creek, British Columbia
You will find Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. We took the opportunity to visit the Northern Alberta Railways Park. The park provided plenty of visitor information.

We stayed at Northern Lights RV Park, just about a mile and a half west of the Alaska Highway junction:

There are several fine RV parks in Dawson Creek. The town was also a great place to change some American dollars in Canadian money, to visit a grocery store, and fuel up once again. Our grocery and fuel stop was the Dawson Co-operative Union (Co-op) market and No-Frills Gas bar:

The historic Alaska Hotel is now a treasured memory. 
According to its website:, it
"went out in a blazing inferno on September 14, 2012 
Getting ready for the Alaska Highway—tools and spare parts

We purchased trailer wheel bearings in advance of our departure and had them stored in the truck bed.

The tool kit included all the standard wrenches, pliers. We also brought along a strong piece of pipe to use as leverage and an extender.

Things to bring to Alaska
We keep several in various places, both in the trailer and in the truck. One technique for use in full darkness is to have a flashlight with a red film-covered lens to help you retain night vision.

Spare batteries
In all sizes to accommodate any battery powered mechanisms you have. 

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