"Official End of the Alaska Highway?" Top 5 Page for this destination Fairbanks Things to Do Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

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  Stephen at Milepost 1523
by Stephen-KarenConn

No matter how you travel to Fairbanks, you MUST have your picture taken at milepost 1523, "The Official End of the Alaska Highway." The southern terminus, or beginning, of the highway is in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

There is some controversy as to whether the northern terminus of the Alaska-Canada (Alcan) highway is here or at Delta Junction, 98 miles to the south. Actually the road between Delta Junction and Fairbanks was already well established before construction on the Alaska-Canada Highway began during the Second World War. The older road is part of the Richardson Highway which goes from Fairbanks to Valdez. It is my understanding that Fairbanks has recently conceeded that the "official" northern terminus of the famous Alcan Highway is Delta Junction, but their sign still proclaims that Fairbanks takes the honor.

See our tip under Delta Junction, Alaska, for more about this famous highway.

Directions: Downtown, on the banks of the Chena River, beside the Log Cabin Visitors Center.
Phone: 907-456-5774
Website: http://www.themilepost.com/misc.html

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2004
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