ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ten Tips for Driving the Alaska Highway

Updated on July 31, 2012

Alaska Highway

Enjoy Driving the Alaska Highawy

Driving to Alaska is the adventure of a lifetime. Here are some tips for a pleasurable and pain free trip.

1. Keep a copy of the Milepost close at hand. It is the most comprehensive guide to driving the highway with a mile by mile breakdown of sights and attractions along the road.

2. Allow enough time to take some side trips. In a matter of hours you can leave the Alaska Highway and visit scenic communities like Haines or Skagway,

3. Make sure your vehicle is well maintained before you leave. You will be traveling for long stretches without access to a mechanic.

4. Take time to visit museums and cultural centers along the way. They offer a unique insight into the history and culture of the Yukon and Alaska and are staffed by friendly people.

5. Spend some time exploring the major centers like Whitehorse. The Yukon capital has a rich arts and sports community.

6. Camp in Yukon government campgrounds. They are available for a small nightly fee, offer free firewood and are a great way to meet people along the way.

7. Leave your itinerary with a friend or family member back home. Check in along the way. You will not have cell phone service along most of the highway.

8. Don't forget your camera or video recorder. Chances are you'll encounter wildlife like moose, bison and bears along the way.

9. Take at least one adventure day along the way. Choose rafting, a helicopter tour or a guided hike.

10. The Alaska Highway is fully paved but expect delays due to construction along the way. Take your time. There is a scenic view around every corner.

Number 11. There's always a bonus item to the top ten. Don't forget to pack lots of bug spray. Enjoy your trip to Alaska.

Milepost Guide 2012

Alaska Highway

fort st john, bc:
Fort St John, BC, Canada

get directions

Watson Lake, Yukon:
Watson Lake, Yukon Territory Y0A, Canada

get directions

whitehorse Yukon:
Whitehorse, YT, Canada

get directions

Beaver creek, yukon:
Beaver Creek, YT Y0B, Canada

get directions

tok, alaska:
Tok, AK, USA

get directions

Delta junction, alaska:
Delta Junction, AK, USA

get directions

Fairbanks, alaska:
Fairbanks, AK, USA

get directions


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • HawaiiHeart profile image


      6 years ago from Hawaii

      Great tips! I hope I get to visit Alaska one day.

    • brittanytodd profile image

      Brittany Kennedy 

      6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      These are some great tips! I came to the mainland from Hawaii and would've loved a little guide like this for Los Angeles. If you expanded this hub, it would be an excellent guide about Alaska. Great work!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)