Watch our video itineraries as we explore the highway that connects the USA proper to Alaska in three days. We show you where to stay, see, eat and drink along the highway. We loved the cinnamon bun stops along the way!
The Alaska Highway was constructed during World War II to connect the contiguous United States to Alaska across Canada. It begins at the junction with several Canadian highways in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and runs to Delta Junction, Alaska, via Whitehorse, Yukon. When it was completed in 1942, it was about 2,700 kilometres (1,700 mi) long, but in 2012, it was only 2,232 km (1,387 mi). [wikipedia]