Alaska Highway

The stretch of the Alaska Highway north of Fort Nelson is my new favorite road in Canada - aside from the odd critter:


The road condition is essentially perfect.


There is a stretch of 3 superb BC Provincial Parks along here - I stayed at 2 on the way north and hope to hit 3rd (Muncho Lake) on the way south.

Summit Lake P. P. campground ($20) has sites right by the lake:


There is excellent hiking nearby with a couple trails leaving the camp site. 


Further north is Liard Hotsprings P. P. ($26). A 10 minute walk from camp along a boardwalk is Canada’s second largest hot springs, which ends up meandering down a marshy river.


Water is hottest to the right (upstream) going in. 


Further downriver the water cools off to about bath temperature and perhaps you have a waterproof case for your kindle with several hours to waste.

The hot springs are open year around (free in off season) and must be unreal on a winter night.

The entire stretch of Alaska Highway from Fort Nelson to Whitehorse is A+++